Accession Number : ADA611728


Title :   Effects of Chinese Economic and Immigration Patterns on Nigeria from 2000 to 2013


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Lamkin, John D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611728.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : Nigeria is the dominant regional power in West Africa. China became a formidable presence in Africa during the 21st century. The two countries significantly expanded their economic relationship between 2000 and 2013. During this period, China invested heavily in Nigerian infrastructure while Chinese expatriates immigrated to Nigeria and established businesses in that country. Accordingly, Nigeria imported tens of billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods and services. This study examines how China's expansion into West Africa is affecting Nigeria. The research focuses on three main areas. First, it discusses the ways in which China is influencing Nigeria through economic investment and the immigration of Chinese nationals. Second, it analyzes how Chinese involvement is affecting Nigeria's economy and social stability. Third, the study compares Chinese investment and immigration in Nigeria with other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on analysis of the available data, this study develops conclusions regarding Nigeria's relationship with China and how it compares to those of other nations in sub-Saharan Africa. The study then offers observations that describe a model for Chinese economic patterns in developing nations and considers the implications of that model for the United States and the world.


Descriptors :   *CHINA , *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *IMMIGRATION , *NIGERIA , AFRICA , COMMERCE , ECONOMICS , EXPANSION , GLOBAL , INVESTMENTS , MODELS , NATIONS , PATTERNS , PERSONNEL , THESES , UNITED STATES , WEST AFRICA


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE