Publication Type: 
Research on the EITI
Published Date: 
August, 2009

Chinese companies in the Extractive Industries of Gabon & the DRC: Perceptions of Transparency

This report published by the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa builds on field research conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Gabon. The report outlines Chinese company representatives' perceptions on the EITI . In the DRC, the respondents expressed that poor governance is the single biggest challenge to their operations. It is concluded that implementation of the EITI can indeed be a useful tool to improve the operational environment for African, Chinese and other stakeholders active in Africa’s extractive industries.