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

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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