China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience

Briefing papers
May 2016
Linda Calabrese, Justin Yifu Lin, Helen Hai, Hannah Ryder, Giles Mohan, Deborah Brautigam, Carlos Oya, Terry McKinley, Stephen Gelb, Yu-Shan Wu, Xiaoxue Weng, Ross Harvey, Roger Calow, Lina Song, Dan Large

In December 2015, Chinese and African heads of state and government officials met in Johannesburg for the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the latest in a series of ongoing efforts to build and maintain strong links between China and Africa.

This set of policy essays is based on presentations and speeches given at the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) event held in parallel with the summit, and addresses many of the issues discussed there including: industrialisation, employment dynamics, conservation, governance, and peace and security in the context of changing China-Africa relations.

It features contributions from academic experts from ODI, DEGRP and the South African Institute of International Affairs, as well as speeches from Justin Yifu Lin, ex-World Bank Chief Economist, and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador Helen Hai.