The Industrial Policy Effects of China’s Free Trade Zones

By Aki Elborzi|December 1, 2023|Economics|

Janu Du writes that the concentration of industries in FTZs can result in a reallocation of productivity, potentially leading to the “hollowing out” effect in existing industries, which can have a beggar-thy-neighbour effect on regional growth.

The future of Africa-China economic cooperation

By Aki Elborzi|January 18, 2022|Economics|

Anzetse Were writes that the narrative on Africa-China relations is driven by the global north and has been persistently one-dimensional, often failing to centre Africa’s views or even China’s views.

Going after the private sector: Xi on a mission

By Aki Elborzi|August 24, 2021|Economics|

George Magnus reflects on whether the crackdown on private firms and entrepreneurs is a compulsive political campaign leading China down an economic path it would not otherwise choose.