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China in Africa

The Jamestown Foundation presents a conference on China's activities in Africa.

May 20, 2009 9:00am to 5:30pm
featuring keynote speaker

Victor Gao
Director of China National Association of International Studies (CNAIS) and former Senior Vice President of CNOOC Limited

with presentations by

Dr. Willy Lam
Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

Dr. Wenran Jiang
Acting Director, China Institute at the University of Alberta

Dr. Arthur Waldron
Lauder Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania

Ambassador Paul Hare
President, US-Angola Chamber of Commerce

Drew Thompson
Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow, The Nixon Center

Ambassador David Shinn
Adjunct Professor, George Washignton University and former ambassador to Ethiopia and State Department coordinator for Somalia.

Colonel Susan Puska
Defense Group, Inc. and former U.S. Army Attache.

Dr. Yitzhak Shichor
Professor of East Asian Studies and Political Science, University of Haifa

Joshua Eisenman
Fellow in Asia studies, American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)

and many more...

The conference will examine the multifaceted effects of China's engagement with the African continent--both its many opportunities and risks. The discussion aims at providing critical information and analysis for understanding the interests, motivations, trends, and the potential impact of China in Africa. The conference will cover topical issues such as China's exercise of soft and hard power, economic as well as energy and security relations.

About The Jamestown Foundation

The mission of the Jamestown Foundation is to inform and educate policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.

The Jamestown Foundation
phone: 202-483-8888

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"China in Africa provides a comprehensive and authoritative view of Beijing's interactions throughout the vast and complex continent of Africa. Arthur Waldron and The Jamestown Foundation should be commended for producing such an indispensable volume on China's emerging strategic engagement in Africa."
--Dr. Kurt Campbell
Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific