While the state-level connections – trade, investment, bilateral agreements and loans – continue to claim most of the headlines, it is worth remembering that these connections are peopled, says Yoon Jung Park, Convener-coordinator at the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network.
- Tolu Ogunlesi in Kigali
One seeks to become a middle-income, 'knowledge- based' economy; the other to join the top 20 in the world. You scratch my back, as the saying goes.
- Benno Muchler and Yiting Sun in Guangzhou, Zhuji, Shanghai
Africans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.
- Honoré Banda in Kigali
In a landlocked country without natural resources, pushing the service sector and investing in technology is a fine idea. One snag: the strategy has produced too few skilled jobs. Many are now questioning whether the focus should shift to agribusiness and manufacturing.