Despite Slowdown, China’s Migrants Rooted in Africa

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Publication Date: 
09 May 2016
Author: 
HANGWEI LI & JACQUELINE MUNA MUSIITWA
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Despite Slowdown, China’s Migrants Rooted in Africa was published by This is Africa on April 1st. 

This article makes the argument that while China's economic slowdown is reducing China's trade and investment in Africa, it is not likely to have a long-term impact on the million plus Chinese migrants living and working in Africa. Despite its economic slowdown, China has reaffirmed its commitment to Africa, pledging to invest $60bn across the region over the next three years during the Forum on China Africa Corporation Summit 2015. In order to adapt to the changing economic context, many Chinese businesses are looking for ways to localize their businesses by investing in training locals and creating niche businesses outside the extractive sectors.