China and Africa

September 24, 2012 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

A Century of Engagement

Ambassador David Shinn
The George Washington University
Joshua Eisenman
American Foreign Policy Council
The People's Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and loudly proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with an influx of Chinese workers, have spread throughout Africa. This shift is one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of our time. China and Africa: A Century of Engagement presents a comprehensive view of the relationship between this powerful Asian nation and the countries of Africa. Please join the CSIS Africa Program for a discussion with authors David Shinn and Josh Eisenman.


Richard Downie

Richard Downie

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Africa Program