SINO-AFRICA RELATIONS, GHANA AS A CASE STUDY

Studenteropgave: Speciale (inkl. HD afgangsprojekt)

  • MASHUDU SALIFU
4. semester, Udvikling og Internationale Relationer, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Abstract,

Sino-Africa engagement/relationship has grown from strength to strength over the last two decades. This relationship has been viewed by many as one of the visible transformations between the world biggest but fastest growing country and the biggest but poorest developing continent. The main ingredients characterizing the exponential growing relationship inter alia include; bilateral Trade, Investments and Aid, which is informed by the fact that China and Africa have something’s to offer in these areas.
The aim of this study is to look at how Sino/Ghana relationship presents opportunities and constraints for Ghana’s quest for a sustainable development paradigm. To achieve this, the study has employed a qualitative research method together with the world system theories, dependency and the Chinese development approach to generate an understanding and shared meaning regarding the question.
The study indeed, revealed some opportunities and anxieties for Ghana’s quest for a sustainable development paradigm. Some of the constraints uncovered are trade deficits, displacement or out competing some local businesses from the markets especially the textile and furniture firms, the use of more Chinese labor at the expense of Ghanaians and complains of China not strictly following business and environmental laws in the country.
On the contrary, the Chinese engagement also brought in employment, cheap manufacturers for the local consumers, investments in more infrastructural projects and funding for Ghanaian students and professionals to have education and skills training in China respectively.


Abstract,

Sino-Africa engagement/relationship has grown from strength to strength over the last two decades. This relationship has been viewed by many as one of the visible transformations between the world biggest but fastest growing country and the biggest but poorest developing continent. The main ingredients characterizing the exponential growing relationship inter alia include; bilateral Trade, Investments and Aid, which is informed by the fact that China and Africa have something’s to offer in these areas.
The aim of this study is to look at how Sino/Ghana relationship presents opportunities and constraints for Ghana’s quest for a sustainable development paradigm. To achieve this, the study has employed a qualitative research method together with the world system theories, dependency and the Chinese development approach to generate an understanding and shared meaning regarding the question.
The study indeed, revealed some opportunities and anxieties for Ghana’s quest for a sustainable development paradigm. Some of the constraints uncovered are trade deficits, displacement or out competing some local businesses from the markets especially the textile and furniture firms, the use of more Chinese labor at the expense of Ghanaians and complains of China not strictly following business and environmental laws in the country.
On the contrary, the Chinese engagement also brought in employment, cheap manufacturers for the local consumers, investments in more infrastructural projects and funding for Ghanaian students and professionals to have education and skills training in China respectively.


SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato30 jun. 2011
ID: 53256073