China – Kenya gains from trade

Some news articles have suggested that China has moved into Kenya with a view to exploiting the country’s natural resources but without bringing benefits for Kenyans. This Brookings Institution blog post argues that Chinese firms are bringing new jobs and consumers goods to Kenya. The involvement of Chinese firms in many sectors has resulted in net gains from trade in foreign direct investment (FDI). By reducing barriers to domestic production, Kenya could help domestic firms play a larger role in domestic and international trade.

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  1. Sam Krauskopf Said,

    October 4, 2016 @ 12:41 am

    I saw a tv show a while back that talked about the Chinese involvement in Africa and how that with there involvement the Chinese bring experts that are bringing modern infrastructure to areas that previous had none. this is very important if many of the African countries intend to compete in a industrialized world.

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