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China in Africa: The New Imperialists?

Lezing
Datum: 13-02-2018 19:30 - 21:30

Locatie: Instituto Cervantes  |  Plaats: Utrecht, Netherlands

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China has been more and more prominently present on the African continent. The country invests enormous amounts of money, mainly in infrastructure and mining. In return for the amounts of money the communist country invests it gets lots of natural resources. Despite the Chinese approach being strongly in their own interest, many African countries prefer it to the western approach to development aid. However, China receives a lot of criticism for neglecting human rights and controversial practices. Nevertheless, the Chinese presence in Africa is growing, which marks the biggest shift in geopolitics since the ending of the cold war.

Michael Onyebuchi Eze is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He teaches a course on development politics and state formation in Africa. He is a historian of culture, nationalism, and social change. His primary field of specialization is History and Cultural Reflection - with special emphasis on - (i) Modern/Cultural History of Africa and (ii) Philosophy of Race and Reconciliation. Other areas of interest include Cross-Cultural Communication, Africana Political Thoughts, Religious Movements in Africa, World Civilizations, Africana Intellectual History, Africana Philosophy and Political Theory.

 

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