Provincial Chinese Actors in Africa: The Case of Sichuan in Uganda

Image: Flickr, Rutger van der Maar
Image: Flickr, Rutger van der Maar

In 2001, the Chinese government began a strong, sustained push for Chinese companies to increase their outgoing investment.

The expansion of China’s ‘Going Out’ or ‘Going Global’ strategy has brought an increasing number of new domestic and international actors in China-Africa relations. Although scholars and journalists have reported on the role of Chinese ministries and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Africa, the role of China’s provincial/local governments and provincial companies is seldom covered.

1 Jan 2016