The Evolving Dynamics of China - Africa Relations

Presenter: H.E. Mr.DOU Enyong, Assistant Minister of the International Department of CPC, China

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Date: 23 October 2014

Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 13H30  

Since the 21st century, the People’s Republic of China (China) People's and most African countries have built increasingly strong ties.  Trade between China and Africa increased by 700% during the 1990s, and China is currently Africa's largest trading partner. 

There are several other partnerships that have developed between the two regions such as skills training and development.  This seminar will explore current developments of Sino-Africa relations particularly in the context of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).  Since its establishment in October 2000, FOCAC has been gradually institutionalized and become an important platform for collective dialogue and an effective mechanism for enhancing practical cooperation between China and African countries.

This seminar is timely given that the next Fifth Ministerial FOCAC event will be held in South Africa in 2015.

Kindly RSVP by 20 October 2014.

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Ray Adam, E-mail RAdams@hsrc.ac.za, Tel: (021) 466 8099 or Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or JWitten@hsrc.ac.za
Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or RKhan@hsrc.ac.za
Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za or Sam Lekala, e-mail: SLekala@hsrc.ac.za