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Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese workers leave Africa as lending slows

In the past decade, Africa has been a key destination for Chinese workers, following mega projects that Beijing has funded as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.But in the past few years, thousands of Chinese workers have left Africa as Beijing goes slow in its lending or construction boom slows, a new analysis shows.An estimated 62,600 Chinese contractors left Africa between 2015 and 2018, with the overall number declining from over 263,000 to roughly 201,000, the researchers found.The study…


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