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The Impact of China’s Global Expansion on Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Project Status: Completed

Funded by:
Leverhulme Trust


The re-emergence of China as a global economic power has major implications for other developing countries. The research compares and contrasts the impact of China on two regions, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Although in some respects their economic relations with China are quite similar, exchanging primary commodities for Chinese manufactures, perceptions of Chinese involvement in the two regions are rather different. Are these contrasting perceptions a reflection of differences in the extent and nature of China’s impact on SSA and Latin America and if so, what lies behind these differences.  

DEV Key Contact:

Rhys Jenkins