China in Africa: The Belt & Road Initiative and the Future of Development Cooperation
09 March 2023, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm
Term 2 P&P series. What are the long-term impacts of Chinese involvement and what does the future of China-Africa cooperation look like?
This event is free.
106Roberts BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
A common, though simplistic, narrative of China's involvement in Africa is one of Chinese dominance and debt trap diplomacy. However, as with most political, economic, and social phenomena, China's involvement in Africa is much more nuanced.
This panel will explore these nuances and tackle pressing questions: What are the pros and cons of China's involvement in Africa? Does China's aid and FDI pressure Western donors to adjust and improve their delivery? What are the long-term impacts of Chinese involvement and what does the future of China-Africa cooperation look like?
Dr Sam Brazys (University College Dublin)
Dr Huan Zou (SOAS)
Mr Solomzi Mhlana (1st Secretary Political, South African High Commission to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Chair: Dr Adam Harris
Can't make it on the day? Register for the event and you will be sent the link to the video as soon as it is available.
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