Key Themes

The symposium will deliberate on these questions from theoretical and empirical approaches in four main areas, including:

  • Political and economic aspect of Africa-China engagement
    • Geopolitics and Africa-China relations
    • Chinese investments and industries in Africa
    • Infrastructure development and policies
    • Knowledge and innovation transfer in China and Africa
    • Natural resource interests and trade
    • Governance and development policy
  • Security and peace

  • People-to-people engagements
    • Perceptions and attitudes towards Africans in China and Chinese in Africa
    • Cultural exchanges between China and Africa
    • Migration trends and experiences
  • Human development and well-being
    • Health and well-being
    • Educational partnerships and experiences of people involved