Thursday, July 17, 2014
This is Africa published on 16 July 2014 a brief analysis titled "Rocky Road Ahead for China-Africa Relationship?" by Kai Xue, a corporate lawyer in Beijing. The author notes that China-Africa trade grew from a less than anticipated $198.5 billion in 2012 to $210.2 billion in 2013. While lower prices for African minerals accounted for much of this lower growth, instability in areas where China has invested also raises new questions. Kai Xue concludes that China and Africa are entering a "less energetic phase of growth due mainly to low mineral prices."