China was a major investor in the construction of the Kigamboni bridge in Tanzania. Credit: Miltonisaya
China was a major investor in the construction of the Kigamboni bridge in Tanzania. Credit: Miltonisaya

China Africa's biggest economic partner

6 July 2017

China’s economic involvement with Africa is around 15% larger than is recognised in official figures, according to a report by consultancy McKinsey.

The Dance of the lions and dragons report found that since the turn of the millennium, trade between Africa and China has been growing at around 20% per year.

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