DEGRP in the media: Chinese labour practices in Africa

August 8, 2019

A recent article on the Financial Times highlights DEGRP supported research led by SOAS researcher Dr Carlos Oya under the Industrial Development, Construction and Employment in Africa (IDCEA) project. The article, authored by David Pilling, argues that it is wrong to demonise Chinese firms in Africa. Quoting Dr Carlos Oya, the article states ‘there is no evidence to show that Chinese employers, operating in comparable sectors, treat their workforce much differently from non-Chinese counterparts’.