Past eventResearch Event

The Impacts of Sino-African Cooperation on Africa's Development

24 March 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Liu Hongwu, Director, Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University
Chair: Raphael Kaplinsky, Professor of International Development, Open University



China’s business and diplomatic presence in Africa has increased rapidly since the establishment of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000. African governments consider China a valuable trading partner, a source of investment financing and a complement to traditional development partners. The nature of China’s bilateral relations with sub-Saharan African countries, and the challenges faced, varies depending on the political context and management of economic, trade and investment relations. 

At this meeting Professor Liu Hongwu will discuss the impact of China’s involvement in sub-Saharan African countries, the implications for sustainable development, challenges faced, and cooperation with other international partners in this region.