From constructing the high-speed railways in Kenya and Ethiopia to a megaport and economic zone in Tanzania, China has infrastructure projects in every single African nation but one. With trade reaching more than $200 billion, China is Africa’s largest trading partner. While the development is doing wonders for the continent, there are serious claims of debt trapping, loan sharking, and neocolonialism.
This ISA Xposed virtual event at 8 p.m. Thursday aims to explore the nature of China’s recent involvement in Africa. The panel consists of Eric Olander, co-founder of the China Africa Project; Boniface Mwangi, photographer, activist, journalist, and artist; and Kenneth Kalu, assistant professor in global management studies at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. The conversation will be moderated by Il Hyun Cho, associate professor of government & law and Asian studies at Lafayette.
Register by Wednesday.