The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP
The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP

Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese workers leave Africa as lending slows

  • Tens of thousands of Chinese contractors left the continent between 2015 and 2018, a number that correlated with a decrease in spending from Beijing
  • African governments also became savvier about signing deals that included rules for hiring more locals

Topic |   Africa
The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP
The number of Chinese workers in Africa fell between 2015 and 2018 after Beijing began signing fewer deals for less money. Photo: AFP
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