In December 2015, Chinese and African heads of state and government officials met in Johannesburg for the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) , the latest in a series of ongoing efforts to build and maintain strong links between China and Africa. This set of policy essays, based on presentations and speeches given at a DEGRP workshop held in parallel with the FOCAC event, addresses many of the issues discussed at the summit.
Featuring contributions from academic experts, as well as a keynote speech from ex-World Bank Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin, it explores topics such as industrialisation, employment dynamics, conservation, governance, and peace and security, all in the context of changing China-Africa relations.
DEGRP is the Department for International Development - Economic and Social Research Council ‘ funded Growth Research Programme
Linda Calabrese (editor) (2016) China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience. DEGRP Policy essays