In this paper five issues will be analyzed. In the first place that no separation is made between providing Chinese aid, developing trade relations with China and starting investment activities in Africa. Secondly, is it true that the Chinese government helps Chinese entrepreneurs to get started in Africa. In the third place it is often suggested that Chinese entrepreneurs start after a Chinese aid project or construction job. Another issue is the presence of Chinese traders: what is the role of Chinese whole sale or retail traders in Africa and why are these entrepreneurs so successful? Finally we will look at employment and environmental issues in which Chinese entrepreneurs are said to be involved.

Africa, China, Uganda, entrepreneurship
Maastricht School of Management
hdl.handle.net/1765/39413
ISS Staff Group 3: Human Resources and Local Development , MSM Working Paper
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Warmerdam, W, & van Dijk, M.P. (2012). New Light on Chinese enterprises in Africa. MSM Working Paper. Maastricht School of Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/39413