SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Why so much interest in China-Africa Links?

Dr. Carlos Oya

Date: 23 October 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 23 October 2015Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

The interest in China's engagement with Africa has grown fast in the past 10 years. This reflects both real trends in trade, investment and labour flows, but also a clash of perceptions about their potential impact on the development prospects of African economies and societies. This seminar will tackle the basis for these different views and how empirically-grounded work often challenges well-established perceptions about China-Africa relations.

Dr. Carlos Oya has degrees in Economics from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and SOAS (MSc Econ) where he also did his PhD in Development Economics. He worked for several years in government in Mozambique, where he also did extensive field research on rural labour markets and rural poverty.

Moderator: Raffaello Pantucci (Royal United Services Institute and Co-founder of Young China Watchers)


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