Breakfast Forum

The Role of Africa in Chinese Foreign and Development Policy

11 mai 2021 08:30 11 mai 2021 10:00 ENG

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr (UiB/NUPI) and Yu Zheng (Fudan University) in conversation with Elling Tjønneland (CMI).


Where does Africa offer windows into China's evolving development cooperation? How may Africa-related experiences help shape Chinese policies and practices?

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Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen

Yu Zheng is a Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at the Fudan University in Shanghai

Elling Tjønneland is a senior researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen focusing on development and development assistance, rising powers and African development and a strong emphasis on South Africa and Southern Africa. He is currently directing a major Norwegian Research Council funded project on Chinese development assistance and the global aid architecture. 


The seminars are free and open to all. It is possible to attend both physically and digitally.

Please note, that according to the COVID-19 regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. We also need to have an overview of who is present at all times, so for those who attend physically, we will register their names and phone numbers and keep it for 10 days. You can sign up for the event via this link.

If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.


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