How can the African private sector woo China?
African businesses must understand why the reasons why the Chinese have opted for lending rather than investment over the decade.
Jinghao Lu is a Market Leader at Honeywell Africa, promoting energy saving, life protection and data driven building technologies to over $2 billion worth landmark building projects funded or built by Chinese companies in over 10 African countries. He has over 7 years of experience advising leading African infrastructure, property and energy companies on collaboration with Chinese financiers, construction companies and equipment manufacturers. He is passionate about advocating the positive impact of Chinese business on Africa's 4th industrial revolution, through contributing to a wide range of reputable academic journals and global media outlets. He received Master of International Affairs and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as a Schreyer Honors Scholar from Penn State University, along with an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He was also a recipient of Hinrich Global Trade Leaders Scholarship for promoting sustainable international trade, and an Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow 2013. His writing represents his own opinions.