The Role of Africa in Chinese Foreign and Development Policy

11.05.2021 10:00 - English

Yu Zheng (Fudan University) and Pippa Morgan (Duke Kunshan University) in conversation with Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr (UiB/NUPI)

How may China’s experiences in Africa shape Chinese foreign policies and development aid?

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China’s engagements on the African continent span trade and investment, aid- and development support, and other forms of political, economic, social, and cultural activities, within local, domestic, bilateral, regional, and multilateral settings.

While a growing field of scholarly research cast light on China’s activities in Africa, we ask what these experiences mean for Chinese foreign and development policies.

What role does Africa play in the evolution of Chinese foreign- and development aid policies? How do Chinese principles, instruments and practices change and when do African experiences matter?

Pippa Morgan is Lecturer in Political Science at the Duke Kunshan University. She has a PhD from Fudan University and worked at the NYU Shanghai before joining Duke Kunshan. Morgan’s research focuses on the political economy of China’s foreign economic relations, Chinese foreign aid, foreign direct investment, and China-Africa relations.

Yu Zheng

is Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at the Fudan University (Shanghai). His research covers various topics within Chinese political economy, including a strong focus on China’s economic and development engagements with African countries.

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (UiB), and a Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). His research focuses on Chinese politics, including social and economic reforms, and Chinese outbound investment and foreign and development politics.

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