Ana Cristina Alves

Dr. Ana Cristina Alves (Ph.D) is senior researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in the Global Powers in Africa Programme. Her current research focuses on the engagement of China, Brazil and other emerging powers in Africa, and on Chinese investments in resources sectors in South America and in Portuguese-speaking countries. She has published extensively on China–Africa issues, including China and Angola: A Marriage of Convenience? (2012) and "Chinese Economic Statecraft: A Comparative Study of China's Oil-backed Loans in Angola and Brazil" (Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2013).

Her most recent publications include "China's 'win-win' cooperation: Unpacking the impact of infrastructure-for-resource deals in Africa" (South African Journal of International Affairs, 2013) and “Brazil-Africa”, in: LSE IDEAS, Emerging Powers in Africa, Special Report, online edition (2013).

Works by this author

China-driven Rail Development: Lessons from Kenya and Indonesia

'Oil for Housing': Chinese-built New Towns in Angola

Russia and Angola: The Rebirth of a Strategic Partnership?

Brazil-Africa Technical Co-operation: Structure, Achievements and Cahllenges

China's Economic Statecraft and African Mineral Resources: Changing Modes of Engagement

SACU, Regional Integration and the Overlap Issue in Southern Africa: From Spaghetti to Cannelloni?

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa: Facing the Challenges

Chinese Banking Interests in Mozambique

The Zambia–China Cooperation Zone at a Crossroads: What Now?

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa : The Case of Mauritius

Understanding Indian Trade Policy: Implications for the INDO-SACU Agreement

China's Lusophone connection

China and Gabon: a growing resource partnership

The Oil Factor in Sino–Angolan Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

Africa's Challenges in International Trade and Regional Integration: What Role for Europe?

China and Africa's Natural Resources: The Challenges and Implications for Development and Governance