The Center for China-US Cooperation hosted its 11th International Symposium focused on "China in Africa" on February 1, 2013.
The conference was co-hosted by the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and The Carter Center at Emory University in Atlanta.
Conference topics include:
- China in Africa: A Predator or a Partner?
- African Perceptions of China
- Chinese Assistance, Motivations, and Non-Interference Policy in Africa
- Chinese Inc. in Africa: Problems and Prospects
Lunch Presentation: Ambassador David Shinn discussed "China and Africa: The Next Decade." Ambassador Shinn served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as US ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He is the co-author of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2012.
Dinner Presentation: Major General Zhu Chenghu discussed, "The African Challenge and China's Response." General Zhu has been teaching and researching at the National Defense University (NDU) in China for nearly 40 years. He has served as director general at the Academic Department of Strategic Studies, deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, and commandant of the College of Defense Studies at NDU.
- Sven Grimm, Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Esi Elliot, Assistant Visiting Professor, George Washington University
- Fei-Ling Wang, Minerva Chair at U.S. Air Force Academy and Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
- Yawei Liu, Director, China Program, The Carter Center, Emory University
- Marjorie Perry, Program Associate, China Program, The Carter Center, Emory University
- Lieutetant Colonel Shaio H. Zerba, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Jianwei Wang, University of Macao
- Barry Sautman, Hong Kong University of Technology