Article from ROAPE Volume 35 Number 115
What Does Rise of China Do for Industrialisation in SSA?

What Does the Rise of China Do for Industrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Vol.35 No.115 (March 2008), pp7-22
China's rapid growth and deepening global presence in Africa creates a major challenge for the conventional wisdom of industrialisation as a core component of development strategy. These challenges are expressed through a combination of direct impacts (expressed in bilateral country-to-country relations) and indirect impacts (reflected in competition in third country markets). In current structures, these impacts are predominantly harmful for SSA's industrial growth, as expressed through its recent experience in the exports of clothing to the US under AGOA (African Growth & Opportunity Act). If Washington Consensus policies prevail, these harmful impacts will be sustained and deepened.