My article ‘Chinese investment in Southern Africa with a Macanese accent?’ is included in the book ‘Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012’, edited by André du Pisani, Gerhard
Erasmus and Trudi Hartzenberg and published last week by the Trade Law Centre (Tralac), in Stellenbosch, South Africa (pp. 232-250). You can download the Yearbook here: Part one, Part 2.
Here is a short abstract: Involvement in international cooperation platforms is one of China’s key interests. One of the most important vectors of this policy concerns the promotion of high-level contacts between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, especially Angola and Mozambique, two of China’s most important partners in Africa. Macau plays an important role as an economic cooperation service platform between China and the Lusophone world. In this article we analyse the advantages of Macau as a seat for arbitration of commercial disputes concerning trade between Chinese, Angolan and Mozambican companies, and discuss possible avenues for improvement of the current legal framework.