China's Strategic Infrastructure in Africa

A talk by Lucy Corkin (Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University), cosponsored by the UCLA African Studies Center

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

China’s rising profile in Africa has recently been in the spotlight and many would argue that China’s strategic interests and activities on the continent are nothing new. However, China’s systematic engagement with resource-rich African countries has put traditional donors and market players on the back foot. What is China up to and how will it affect Africa’s long-term economic development?

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Lucy Corkin is Projects Director at the Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa). She holds a Master's degree in International Politics. Ms. Corkin coordinated and formed part off the Centre for Chinese Studies' research team that investigated China's investment in the infrastructure and construction sectors in Africa. Ms. Corkin will pursue a doctorate in International Studies at Cambridge University in 2008.

The Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University is the first institution devoted to the study of China in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Chinese Studies