Which Chinese companies are the big development players?

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CANBERRA — More than 30,000 development contracts have been awarded since 2015, providing more than $185 billion in support to developing countries. Of this total, $8.7 billion have been awarded to more than 800 companies headquartered in China.

By analyzing the development contracts, Devex presents an exclusive look at China’s biggest development players, their global footprint, and the donors supporting their work.

Who are China’s big development players?

Major infrastructure, energy and engineering projects dominate the development contracts awarded to Chinese-headquartered companies since 2015. The top five companies based on the total value of contracts are all engineering focused and state owned. Combined, these companies have won contracts valued at nearly $2.5 billion since 2015.

Here are the top five.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.