China und Afrika: Perspektiven der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Africa-China relations are a polarizing topic amongst scholars, practitioners, civil society leaders. They are hotly debated on the media. The cultural, economic and political dimensions of this relationship are often historically and morally charged. Moreover, Euro-centric perspectives fail to recognize the full spectrum and prospects of African-Chinese engagements.
Several African decision-makers see China as an alternative for the continent, which offers a more effective form of cooperation than that of Europe. Critics warn against exploitation by, dependency on and neocolonialism of Chinese actors, from financing to infrastructure, from bilateral relations to the global governance level.
In this hybrid symposium, experts/ practitioners from Africa, China and Europe explore post-colonial forms of development cooperation and what role civil society might play in future Africa-China relations. Welcome to this conference either online or physically.