A Commentary from War on the Rocks on 23 September was concerned with Chinese business activities in Mozambique, saying that frequently local elites find it in their interest to enable these firms’ engagement in illegal business practices.  It gives as an example how local officials in the Cabo Delgado district of Montepuez described how Chinese timber traders flouted local laws with impunity.  It says that illegal Chinese business practices in Cabo Delgado are making the province less safe, with Cabo Delgado home to an Islamist insurgency.  It argues that Cabo Delgado is an acute and instructive example of the nexus among insecurity, corruption, and corporate malfeasance that may arise again unless Chinese officials take greater action.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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