"This study draws on several data sources to provide a comprehensive analysis of China’s effects on the Mauritian economy through trade, FDI and aid. Moreover, also addressed is an issue that has not been of much concern for SSA so far but that does matter for Mauritius – Chinese migrant workers. Invariably, the paper has a heavier inclination towards trade and, within this channel, towards one particular sector of economic activity in Mauritius – the EPZ."