Why Zambia Is Ready for China to Become a Game Changer

Over the past three decades, Zambia has consistently put money into infrastructure projects. This remarkable success has improved access to services and education and has drastically improved living standards for the poor. What’s more,…

Over the past three decades, Zambia has consistently put money into infrastructure projects. This remarkable success has improved access to services and education and has drastically improved living standards for the poor. What’s more, investing in infrastructure has led to massive foreign direct investment, especially in the mining and energy sectors. These industries make up a substantial chunk of Zambia’s GDP and account for 40 percent of the country’s export revenue.

Zambia’s main economic growth industries, copper and oil, are the first in line to benefit from Africa’s colossal mineral wealth. Many of these assets are located in the eastern province of Copperbelt, in Zambia’s heartland. If harnessed, these minerals could be a game changer in Zambia’s economy and in the lives of the over 15 million Zambians living there.

The province shares a border with Angola, a potential strategic partner. After three decades of turmoil in the southern African country, the situation there seems to be improving. China has long played a stabilizing role in Africa, particularly as one of its biggest trading partners, and is likely to play a prominent role there.

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