Basildon Peta: The ‘Chinese tsunami’ that threatens to swamp Africa

From the Independent:

Lesotho-based producers can no longer compete with the cheap goods being dumped into the American market by China’s powerful clothing sector after it was freed from the quota system. The rand, which has more than doubled in value against the dollar, has equally doubled their costs.

had become the biggest single employer in Lesotho, accounting for virtually every manufacturing job and the bulk of export receipts here. When the Chinese arrived, Ms Tsebo no longer had to scavenge for food on dumps for her two children, four siblings and unemployed father.

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