How Chinese business is winning over Alassane Ouattara
Abidjan - France's traditional market place - is increasingly turning towards China, which has several important local figures lobbying on its behalf. An investigation. Infrastructure - Currently neck and neck with Beijing in its commercial stronghold south of the Sahara, [. [...]
Beijing does the spade work and Paris cleans up!
Underpinned by Eximbank, its formidable financial spearhead, China is increasingly making its presence felt in west and central Africa, a region where France already has extensive business interests. Beijing is now expanding beyond the ‘captive' energy and raw material markets [. [...]