Misperceptions about Chinese Involvement

By Deborah Bräutigam

Dr. Deborah Bräutigam is the Director of the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), Director of the International Development Program, and the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her most recent books about the China-Africa relationship are, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa and Will Africa Feed China?.

As Director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Deborah Bräutigam has written extensively about the Chinese-African relationship.   Bräutigam tells The Cipher Brief why she thinks China’s involvement in Africa has had a positive economic impact.

The Cipher Brief: We want to begin by setting the scene.  How have you seen China’s investment in Africa change since you started your research? Where, geographically, are Chinese firms most active and in which sectors?

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