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China and Africa: Challenges of engagement and consolidation

Thursday November 11, 2010, at 16:00
Seminar Room - Ground Floor IBEI
Christopher Alden (London School of Economics and Political Science)


Nowhere in the World is China’s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of tens of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China’s economic and political reach is redefining Africa’s traditional relations with the international community. This presentation will unpack this emerging relationship between China and Africa, assessing its dynamics and its future.