Opportunities in the Sino-African relations

Mamadouu Grema


The People's Republic of China has presented toward the start of the 1980s, a strategy of fast modernization and industrialization, bringing about the decrease of neediness and the advancement of an amazing mechanical economy. The blast of the industrialization in China's economy needs new approaches for its sustenance and this became a central goal for the Chinese Government. The African mainland then with a populace of more than 1 billion and a surface of 30,221,532 km² is a noteworthy source of raw materials and has an expansive amount of characteristic assets, including precious stones, sugar, salt, gold, wood, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, and huge stores of oil. Niger covers a land area 1.270.000 km2, making it the largest country of West Africa. The country is rich in diverse natural resources, Uranium, Coal, Petrol, Iron ore, Tin, Phosphate, Gold and Gypsum. Niger also represents the world 3rd largest reserve of Uranium.
In fact, the People’s Republic of China and the Niger need each other in this Sino-African cooperation in the sense that the country is the under-developed and the government is looking for investment in multiple fields in order to achieve development and economic growth when China needs natural resources in or order to achieve its economic expansion. The People’s Republic of China seeks to acquire oil, gas, minerals, and other natural resources to boost its economic growth, and the Republic of Niger has abundant resource reserves whose extraction represents its principal economic productivity.

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