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China’s Rise Series: China’s Africa Strategy: Implications for Trade, Aid, and Development

This panel discussion will analyze this burgeoning relationship to answer this question and more, assessing implications for both China and Africa.

May 5, 2008 12:00am

May 5th
6:30 - 8:00 pm

With economic growth hovering around 10%, China’s drive for natural resources to fuel its booming economy has become a central component in its foreign policy. In its effort to secure oil and other resources, and to diversify its supply away from the Middle East, China has set its sights on Africa. While state owned companies have sought out exploration and supply contracts, Beijing has simultaneously courted African governments with trade, investment, debt reduction and aid packages. How has this economic diplomacy impacted China’s general efforts to promote a positive image abroad? 

- Harry Broadman, Economic Adviser for the Africa Region, World Bank
- Victor Z. Gao, Director, China National Association of International Studies
- Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, China and North East Asia Project Director, International Crisis Group

- Scott Malcomson, Editor, The New York Times Magazine

$10 Member, $15 Non-members, $10 Students
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