Thursday 7 March 2013, 5.30pm-7.30pm, COL 2.01, Columbia House
Speakers: Mr. Zhou Guohui, Mr. Liu Tao; Chair: Professor Arne Westad
Why has diplomacy been central to the Chinese Communist Party’s global interactions over the past 30 years? Zhou Guohui aims to explain why and will further analyse how Beijing can effectively utilize this strategy.
China and Britain: competitors or partners in Africa? Lui Tao seeks to address this question by analysing the various dimensions of both China and Britain's approaches to engaging with Africa. In addition, the speaker will highlight policy recommendations which aim to improve both countries' cooperation with African states and each other in Africa.
Zhou Guohui is the current Chevening Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He is the Division Director for Southern African Affairs in the African Bureau of the Central Committee's International Department.
Liu Tao is the current Chevening Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He is the Deputy Director (First Secretary) at the Office of the Secretariat of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China.
Professor Arne Westad is Director of LSE IDEAS.
COL 2.01, Columbia House, London School of Economics.