Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (L) speaks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 13, 2016. KENZABURO FUKUHARA / AFP / POOL
Two of the world’s leading experts in China-Africa negotiations, Hervé Lado, Guinea country manager at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Folashadé Soulé, a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, led a workshop last October in Cotonou, Benin with 15 negotiators from West and Central Africa who’ve negotiated deals with Chinese stakeholders.
The group then distilled their experiences negotiating Africa-China deals into three tips, or insights, that others can benefit from in their own discussions with Chinese counterparts:
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