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The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) with the support of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) present the Conference on

"Chinese Investment and African Agency"

hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations,University of Oxford

  • Friday

  • Saturday

  • Details

  • Presentations

  • Photos

  • Podcasts

Friday 11 March 2011


Registration and Coffee



Welcome by Mr Harry Verhoeven, University of Oxford and OUCAN Convenor


Key Note Speeches: China, Africa and the Broader Global Context

Mr Qin Gang, Minister of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the UK

Mrs Ana Maria Gomes, MEP for Portugal



Coffee Break



Panel on the Environment and Energy

Prof Asim El-Moghraby, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences

Mr Jean Pierre Okenda, ACIDH/RAID-UK, DR Congo

Dr Khalid Mubarak, Sudanese Embassy in LondonProf David Anderson, University of Oxford (Chair)



Lunch Break



Panel on Business and Labour

Dr Huaichuan Rui, Royal Holloway

Prof Ian Taylor, St Andrews

Mr Robert Tashima, Regional Africa Editor, Oxford Business Group

Dan Large, School of Oriental and African Studies (Chair)



Afternoon Tea



Conference Dinner at Kellogg College (separate registration)

Saturday 12 March 2011


Key Note Speech

Mr William Kingsmill, Senior Advisor to the World Bank Vice President for Africa



Coffee Break



Panel on Development Policy

Dr Xiaolin Wang, International Poverty Reduction Center in China

Mr Sanou Mbaye, Senegalese public intellectual and consultant

Mrs Penny Davies, Former Chair European Network for Debt and Development

Prof Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford (Chair)



Lunch Break



Round Table Discussion

Mr Juan Pablo Cardenal & Mr Heriberto Araujo, Hong Kong correspondents for El Economista (Conference Discussants)

Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University of Oxford (Chair)

Conference Booklet (pdf)

Registration: £40 (includes refreshments and light lunch) Conference

Venues: Friday, 11 March: St. Hugh's College, Mordan Hall Suite, St Margaret's Road, OX2 6LE (Map)

Saturday, 12 March: Department of Politics and International Relations, Lecture Theatre, first floor, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ (Map)

Dinner (optional): Three Course Gastronomical Conference Dinner with the Speakers in Kellogg College, Friday 11 March, £28 per person (Menu)

Panel on the Environment and Energy

"Sudan China Relationship Over Time" - Professor Asim El-Moghraby (pdf)

"The China-Africa Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities - The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo" - Jean Pierre Okenda (ppt)

Panel on Business and Labour

Conference Speech - Robert Tashima (pdf)

Panel on Development Policy

"China’s Growth and Poverty Reduction: Implications for Africa" - Dr.  Xiaolin Wang (ppt)

"A Blueprint to Regulate China-Africa Cooperation" - Sanou Mbaye (pdf)

“Emerging Donors and South-South Cooperation - Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward" - Penny Davies (ppt)

Round Table Discussion

"China’s Silent Conquest" - Juan Pablo Cardenal, Heriberto Araújo (ppt)

Conference Podcasts 'China as a Development Aid Actor: Rethinking Development Assistance and its Implications for Africa and the West' (link)

Conference Podcasts 'China's Diplomacy, Aid and Investment in Africa and South East Asia' (link

Conference Podcasts 'Chinese Investment and African Agency' (link)


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