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TRANSLATION: Is It a Good Idea For Chinese Companies in Africa to Reply Primarily on Chinese Workers?

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Few issues in the China-Africa relationship are as old or as contentious as that of labor. Accusations that Chinese companies prefer to hire their own unskilled laborers and then mistreat the local employees they do hire are among the widely believed perceptions about Chinese labor practices in Africa. While there’s ample evidence that confirms some truth to both allegations, a number of different researchers from Hong Kong, Britain, and elsewhere have found that the situation isn’t quite so clear-cut.

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