China in Maghreb
Guest researcher Imen Belhadj at NAI
Imen Belhadj from Tunisia, presently at Peking University in China, visits NAI during 2 April – 29 June. Her area of research is on relations between China and Maghreb.
– As a student in China l have noticed that most of the research on Africa only deals with sub-Saharan Africa. That is why l chose my research subject, but it also means there is a lack of both literature and theories on Chinese–Maghreb relations, says Imen Belhadj.
Most Chinese investments in Maghreb are made in the energy sector, infrastructure and telecommunications. But along with the state-owned enterprises, Chinese immigrants have also arrived and started up private businesses.