Chinese investments

Changing the patterns of Chinese investments in the mining industry

Much of China’s trade and investment in Africa has been built on exports of non labor-intensive agricultural products and extractive products (timber, minerals and petroleum).

It is linked to China’s long-term strategic objectives of energy security and access to key natural resources.

Growing investments

Despite the global crash in commodity prices, Chinese investments in minerals and infrastructure in Africa are growing, which increases the need to regulate Chinese mining companies and encourage them to adopt responsible practices. This should be done both in China and in the Congo Basin.

Working in both regions, WWF will engage with Chinese companies involved in the Congo Basin to promote environmental and social sustainable behavior.

 / ©: WWF / Centre for Chinese Studies
See also the report "Patterns of Chinese Investment, Aid and Trade in Central Africa"
© WWF / Centre for Chinese Studies

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