A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

China finds manufacturing opportunities in low-wage Africa

  • Belt and Road Initiative leads to ready access from the continent to Europe and the United States
  • Industrial estates are springing up funded by Chinese investors attracted by cheap labour and an abundance of raw materials

Topic |   China-Africa relations
A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese-owned factory in Uganda is making face masks to plug shortages caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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