Roundtable: China-Africa relations – who benefits?

While the introductory video is filled with overinflated figures and statistics the discussion is nuanced and scintillating. Stephan Chan, professor at SOAS, Hannah Ryder, former head of Policy and Partnerships for the UNDP, Xiaolin Fu, professor at Oxford, and Thamsanqua Zhou, an Africa Analyst, give insight on the complex and evolving nature of China’s relationship with African nations. The conversation does well to push back on prevailing narratives that try to absolve the West of its past on the continent through comparisons with China’s contemporary involvement and deflect from substantive questions pertaining to African agency. –TRT World/

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