Prof Kerry Brown.

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, CACS, in collaboration with the UJ Library, presented a Zoom video webinar on ‘China’s Global Diplomatic Relations: COVID-19 and Beyond’. The main speaker was Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute in King’s College, London, and Associate Fellow of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London.

Background notes

The rise of China is widely regarded as one of the most important shifts in current world politics. If present trends continue, China will soon become the largest economy in the world. It has already played an increasingly significant role as an emerging power. The issue now is what role it will play in the future, and what a Chinese-dominated world would look like. This webinar will be conducted by a leading scholar on Chinese politics and foreign policy with a special interest in the implications of the rise of China for African countries. Among other things, he will map out a range of scenarios of equal interest to scholars, policy-makers and planners – including the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Sino-African relations.

To watch the video of this event, click here.