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Morocco wants to build a new city from scratch — with China’s help

If the Chinese firms build and finance this infrastructure, it is all to the good for Morocco. But chances are it will not happen,” said Deborah Brautigam, one of the world’s top experts on Chinese finance in Africa. The $10 billion project to house 300,000 people is the latest of many proposed Chinese-financed “special economic zones” in Africa, which have often progressed slowly, hampered by unreliable power and high transportation costs.
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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