Data for this working paper were collected through the following activities:
review of the literature on DRC–China diplomatic and trade and investment relations;
review of the legal frameworks that govern forestry, mining, investment and land in the DRC;
review of primary documents collected in the DRC;
key informant and field interviews with more than 70 individuals conducted during a single trip to Kinshasa, the Batéké Plateau and Mbandaka (Equateur Province) in July/August 2010, and during a trip to Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in Katanga Province in November/December 2010.
To facilitate field visits and access to key informants, the École régionale...