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IAD Fall Symposium: Africa and China: Trade, Investment, and Development

Investment China
June 7, 2023

November 3-4, 2023

China/Africa relations have a long history, with modern China/Africa relations having originated during the 1955 Bandung conference where Asian and African leaders met in Indonesia to strategize ways to confront colonialism and the cold war.  In the 1960s and 1970s China/Africa relationships revolved mainly around ideological solidarity with African socialist countries such as Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  Newly independent African states and the liberation wars taking place in the Southern African region were supported by China as were infrastructural development in a handful of countries, notably Tanzania and Zambia.The overall objective of the conference is to engage in comprehensive discussion of Chinese investments in Africa.



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  • Development, Law, and Economics


  • International Development