Past event

Research Event

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

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Africa and the Changing Balance of International Power

Event documents

Meeting Summary: The Impact of Sino-African Cooperation on Africa’s Development
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Participants

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

Overview

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.