Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015

Abstract

Over the past several decades, the economies of the world have become greatly connected

through international trade and globalization. The trade relations between Nigeria and China

have grown in recent years. Overtime, researchers have contributed on the Nigeria-China

relations with interest on foreign aids, balance of trade, foreign direct investment and trade

policies between the two countries. Most of them anchored their explanation on dependency

theory. They pay less attention in explicating the relations in terms of mutual benefits arising

from the relations. However, this study examined Nigeria-China trade relations and economic

development in Nigeria in order to establish an understanding of the impact of Nigeria-China

bilateral agreements on the volume of Chinese trade with Nigeria and to establish a link between

the increase in the volume of Nigeria-China trade on economic development in Nigeria.

study was guided by two research questions: Has the Nigeria-China bilateral trade agreements

enhanced the volume of Chinese trade with Nigeria? Has the increase in the volume of Nigeria China trade enhanced economic development in Nigeria? To analyze the issues and questions

raised, the study was anchored on the theory of complex interdependence. The study adopted the

qualitative method of data collection and analysis; it relied on secondary sources of data. The

study found that Nigeria-China bilateral trade agreements had a positive impact on the volume of Chinese trade with Nigeria; and more so, the increase in the volume of Nigeria-China trade

enhanced economic development in Nigeria within the period of study. The study recommended

that the Nigerian government should utilize its own talent by pooling together leading scholars,

officials, businessmen and civil society representatives to form a committee dedicated to

prescribing ideas on how to optimize Chinese engagement.

 

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APA

EMEKA, O (2021). Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-china-trade-relations-and-national-development-in-nigeria-2011-2015

MLA 8th

EMEKA, OKONKWO "Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-china-trade-relations-and-national-development-in-nigeria-2011-2015. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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EMEKA, OKONKWO . "Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-china-trade-relations-and-national-development-in-nigeria-2011-2015 >.

Chicago

EMEKA, OKONKWO . "Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/nigeria-china-trade-relations-and-national-development-in-nigeria-2011-2015