Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters
Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: how Africa’s traders are making a long-distance relationship work with China

  • Businesspeople on the continent are pivoting as pandemic restrictions mean it is much more difficult to travel to Chinese manufacturing hubs
  • Some importers are basing representatives offshore and looking online to keep supply lines open

Topic |   China-Africa relations
Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters
Many African businesspeople used to make regular trips to southern China but are deterred by coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Reuters
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