China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change & resilience

Justin Yifu Lin & Giles Mohan c. SAIIA/Willem de Lange

Justin Yifu Lin & Giles Mohan c. SAIIA/Willem de Lange

DEGRP, ODI, and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) recently hosted a one day workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa to explore key issues influencing Sino-African relations. Held at the same time as the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), it provided an ideal opportunity to think about priorities for the next chapter of the China-Africa story. 

As Presidents Xi Jinping and Jacob Zuma engaged in pre-summit talks, participants at the workshop gathered to discuss China's changing role in the global economy; the role of natural resources and biodiversity in China-Africa trade; and the impacts of security and peace on China-Africa relations. 

Speakers included ex-World Bank Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin; UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador Helen Hai; DEGRP grant holders Deborah Brautigam, Giles Mohan, Lina Song, Terry McKinley, and Xiaoxue Weng; SAIIA's Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Daniel Large, Ross Harvey, Yushan Wu, Peter Draper; and ODI's Louise Shaxson and Roger Calow.  

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