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Paper short abstract:
This article examines local communities perceptions on Chinese's oil companies presence and activities in the oil-bearing districts of Diffa and Zinder, Niger Republic.
Paper long abstract:
The aim of this article is to contribute to the understanding of Chinese oil industry image in Sub-Africa through the case of Niger Republic, focusing on local communities perceptions about Chinese's oil companies activities and relationships within and around them. It seeks to understand how collaboration between Chinese industrialists in the oil sector in Niger Republic and their local partners (workers, local entrepreneurs, trader, civil society actors and decentralized government services, etc.) is characteristic in Diffa and Zinder oil-bearing regions. Likewise it seeks to discover if the image of Chinese industrialists is as obscure as some of their local partners say or if this is merely a transposition of speeches coming from elsewhere.
The Local Perception: New Anthropological Horizons of the Chinese Presence in the Global South