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Africa-China Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: An Introduction to Chinese Law and African Interests

July 14, 2021

The Academic Forum invites you to join their guest lecture series.

Title: An Introduction to Chinese Law and African Interests

Date: Saturday July 17, 2021

Time: 16:00 CAT, 17:00 EAT.

Zoom Registration here.

Guest Speaker:

Chinese State-Owned Enterprises' Investment in Africa: An Unequivocal Role?

This post ultimately urges for a nuanced approach to China’s involvement in Africa, turning the “black-and-white” critiques into catalysts for change. Endemic and systemic issues associated with Chinese SOEs may exist, which may be partly attributed to their lack of know-how in overseas operations as well as to cultural differences. Identifying those issues allows for a maximisation of benefits for both the Chinese SOE and the African counter-part. To achieve that, further joint efforts should be engaged by African countries, China and Chinese SOEs.