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Uganda-China Relations in the 21st Century

By Margaret Lee


Uganda-China relations in the 21st century are very controversial and dynamic. This primarily stems from the reality that (1) the Ugandan government and the formal and informal traders have a totally different perspective on the consequences of Uganda-China economic and political relations; and (2) the formal and informal traders have a conflicted relationship with the Chinese. On the one hand they see them as competitors and on the other they see them as economic partners.


Bio: Margaret Lee is Associate Professor of Africa Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught previously at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; School of International Studies, American University; Spelman College; and Tennessee Technological University. Her major publications include The Political Economy of Regionalism in Southern Africa (2003); SADCC: The Political Economy of Development in Southern Africa (1989); Unfinished Business: The Land Crisis in Southern Africa, co-editor (2003); and The State and Democracy in Africa, co-editor (1997, 1998).

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