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

Resource type: Policy essays

Published: 2016

Editor: Linda Calabrese

Contributors: Justin Yifu Lin, Helen Hai, Hannah Ryder, Giles Mohan, Deborah Brautigam, Carlos Oya, Terry McKinley, Stephen Gelb, Yu-Shan Wu, Xiaoxue Weng, Ross Harvey, Roger Calow, Lina Song, Dan Large

In December 2015, Chinese and African heads of state and government officials met in Johannesburg for the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the latest in a series of ongoing efforts to build and maintain strong links between China and Africa.

This set of policy essays, based on presentations and speeches given at a DEGRP workshop held in parallel with the FOCAC event, addresses many of the issues discussed at the summit.

Featuring contributions from academic experts, as well as a keynote speech from ex-World Bank Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin, it explores topics such as industrialisation, employment dynamics, conservation, governance, and peace and security, all in the context of changing China-Africa relations.

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