China’s role in Africa focus of Des Forges symposium – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

China’s increasingly active role in Africa’s economic development has been a recent topic of discussion. The Chinese claim they are dedicated to the economic development and social welfare of the countries where they are working, but some critics assert they are behaving very much in the manner of Europeans and Americans, who too often have exploited the human and material resources of Africa to their own benefit and with little positive impact on Africa.   

To enhance the understanding of China’s record in Africa in comparison with those of Europeans and Americans, experts from leading universities and research institutes in China, the U.S. and Europe will gather on April 26 at UB for a daylong symposium, “China in Africa: Global Perspectives.”

Presenters will range from Fantu…

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