Tuesday, July 28, 2009

China, Africa, and the Global Economy 7/28

Carly Yuenger

On today's show we look into the emerging business ties between many African nations and China. Author Serge Michel and photographer Paolo Woods investigate what the relationship brings--and takes from--Africa in their book, China Safari:On the Trail of Beijing's Expansion in Africa.

We've discussed on recent shows the need to move from a relationship of aid with Africa to one of trade. But from recent guests such as Gregory Carr, Jacqueline Novogratz, and Torkin Wakefield, we've also learned that there are better and worse ways to do business with the people and nations of Africa. So how do African nations become equal business partners in the global economy and what will it take to ensure that economic partnerships are mutually beneficial?

Whatever the answers to these questions, China is moving in on the opportunity. As economies and markets in Africa grow, what are the key ethical, political, and econmic issues and realities we need to consider? Add a comment below or leave a voicemail at 1-877-GLOBE-07.

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