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What are the prospects of China signing FTAs in Africa?
Thompson Oke Ayodele (author)Paul Bowles (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution) Baotai Wang (Committee member)Reza Chowdhury (Committee member)
Master of Arts (MA)
International Studies-International Development
Number of pages in document: 122
China’s emergence as a global power is raising interest globally. This includes a rise in trade relations with Africa over the last two decades. China’s relations with Africa have undergone several changes since the onset of modern China-Africa relations in 1955. In the current phase, relations have been marked by increasing economic interdependence. During the same period, China has signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with many countries in different continents and African countries have also embarked on their own FTAs. However, no FTAs have yet been signed between China and any country in Africa. This thesis examines the question: What are the Prospects of China Signing FTAs in Africa? This thesis documents the growth of China-Africa trade over the last two decades, analyses the reasons why China signs FTAs, and assesses whether three African countries, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan meet the criteria for China’s FTA partners. ...
Free Trade Agreements