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The Dark Side of Chinese Investment in Africa

A China in Africa Podcast

Sam Pa is a mysterious man, largely unknown to the outside world. Yet Pa, who goes by at least seven different aliases, represents the nefarious side of China’s engagement in Africa. Sam Pa and his associates in the Hong Kong-based consortium known as the 88 Queensway Group represent a new breed of predatory investors who work in the shadows to close billions of dollars in questionable deals that have no oversight of any kind.

Sam Pa, China’s Mysterious Middleman in Africa

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Publicly, China's engagement in Africa is purportedly based on “mutual benefit” or, as Chinese officials like to phrase it “win win.” Behind the scenes, though, it's a little more complicated. Many of those multibillion-dollar natural...

New information about Sam Pa, the Queensway Group, and shadow Chinese investors in Africa is now available in a detailed research report published by the U.S. government-funded Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS). ACSS Research Associate J.R. Mailey is the author of the report and joins Eric and Cobus to shed light on the dark side of these Chinese investors in Africa.