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Chinese workers leave Africa amid decline in lending

Oct 18, 2020 - South China Morning Post

In the past decade, Africa has been a key destination for Chinese workers, following mega projects that Beijing has funded as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

But after Beijing slowed down its ­lending programmes on the continent over the past few years, thousands of Chinese workers have left Africa, ­ according to a new report.

An estimated 62,600 Chinese contractors departed from Africa between 2015 and 2018, with the overall number declining from over 263,000 ...