The Centre of Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, is co-hosting a conference on Chinese engagement in Africa, with the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the Carter Center in Atlanta. The conference takes place in Denver on 1 February (see programme here). China’s growing influence in Africa is a topic that triggers controversial debates in the United States. Speakers at the conference include Ambassador David Shinn, former US ambassador to Ethiopia; Professor Ian Taylor of St. Andrews University; and Major General Zhu Chenghu, National Defence University of China. Dr Grimm, CCS Director, will be attending and presenting at the conference.
The Centre for Chinese studies has become a pioneer platform on China-Africa relations in which it presents and hosts events such as the China Forum for talks and discussions on China related topics in South Africa. Relevant stakeholders in the field are invited to present seminars and presentations to the Centre for Chinese Studies and Stellenbosch University community on subjects related to China-Africa relations.