Malawians admire South Africa’s development model but quality of products damaging China’s image


Malawians wish the future development of their country to be modelled after that of South Africa, compared to alternative models of other countries like the USA, China and Britain according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey.

In related results, Malawians are divided on whether China’s economic development assistance does a good job in meeting development needs of the country. Economic, rather than political, factors matter most in shaping Malawians’ perception of China according to the survey—which was conducted in March and April 2014.

The findings show what Malawians think about critical issues of national development in relation to other countries, as Malawi continues the struggle in charting a long-term development agenda amidst contending international influences.

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