Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 10/2010

Will China relocate its labor-intensive factories to Africa, flying-geese style?

Terutomo Ozawa, Christian Bellak

August 2010

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


The authors explore the China-side determinants of China's industrial relocation to sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting several hurdles to substantial translocation that would jump start local economic development.