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REUTERS/Ng Han Guan - South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, China July 14, 2015.

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China’s direct investment in Africa: Reality versus myth

September 3, 2015, Wenjie Chen, David Dollar and Heiwei Tang

When examining Chinese investment in Africa at the firm level, Wenjie Chen, David Dollar, and Heiwai Tang argue that many of the West's concerns over Chinese investment in Africa may be predicated on myths.

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