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

December 9, 2015

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 and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador Helen Hai alongside DEGRP-funded researchers Deborah BrautigamGiles MohanLina SongTerry McKinley, and Xiaoxue Weng; and SAIIA’s Elizabeth SidiropoulosDaniel LargeRoss HarveyYushan WuPeter Draper; and ODI’s Louise Shaxson and Roger Calow.

To find out more, go to the event page.