The Resources for Infrastructure (RFI) deal is quite typical in the context of Sino-Afro cooperation. This trade structure is ideal because China and Africa have complementary competitive advantages – China has strong construction capabilities, but is resource scarce while Africa is resource abundant with a severe infrastructure deficit.
Despite the magnitude of China’s investment across Africa, in depth information on this activity is relatively scarce and Sino-Afro trade still largely remains opaque. This report seeks to analyze the paramount nature of Sino-Afro trade: Resources for Infrastructure (RFI). In its simplest form, China helps fund and construct infrastructure projects in return for natural resources. We conclude that the benefits that arise from China’s investment in Africa have helped stimulate economic growth. Nonetheless, it is necessary for Chinese and African officials to address sustainability issues that are present in the trade model.
The report introduces China’s outward foreign direct investment policy and the nature of RFI model, offering recommendations for sustainably strengthening the Sino-Afro trade model by concluding three cases.
- CBCSD and Members Participated and Suggested on the Project for Technical Regulation on Low-carbon Pilot Community
- CBCSD and Members Participated in the APEC Cooperation Network Construction Forum of Green Supply Chain
- Calculation Method of CO2 Emissions in Petroleum and Natural Gas Exploitation Enterprises & Calculation Method of CO2 Emissions in Water Network of Chemical Enterprises
- CBCSD Attended the Workshop for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development and Delivered Introductions
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- The National New-Type Urbanization Plan Released, Board Members of CBCSD Help the Sustainable Development of Cities
- Board members of CBCSD Actively Participated in the Carbon Trading and International Climate Change Process
- Two industrial Standards Compiled by CBCSD Passed Examination
- Widespread Use of the Achievements Businesses Energy Saving and Greenhouse Gas Management
- CBCSD held Chemical industry enterprise value chain (range 3) greenhouse gas emissions, accounting and reporting guidelines