Barry Sautman explains Chinese companies’ competitive advantages in Zambia to the Post Magazine

Published on: 2015-01-11


Barry Sautman, a Faculty Associate of HKUST Institute for Emerging Markets Studies, explains to the Post Magazine the competitive advantages in terms of profit margins of Chinese companies over their western counterparts in Africa.

“In mainland China, the rate of profit on construction projects is about 2 per cent, so in Zambia, Chinese companies are happy to earn 10 per cent, whereas Western firms want 30 or 40 per cent,” says Barry Sautman, professor of social sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, who specialises in Sino-African relations.

Read the full article here.


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