Will China Come to the Rescue? Post-Pandemic Crises and the Role of China in Latin America and Africa
Welcome to this seminar on China's role in Africa and Latin America.
The BRICS country leaders meet at the 2019 BRICS Summit in Brazil. Photo: Alan Santos/PR via Flickr.
China’s engagement in Africa and Latin America has increased significantly over the last two decades.
The pandemic and the war in Ukraine has caused significant new challenges for the two regions, including inflation and luring debt-crises. At the same time, China’s presence is changing.
In this seminar, we ask what implications this will have for Latin America and Africa. Will China – as it did after the 2008 financial crisis - ‘come to the rescue’ or will we see a different China this time?
Welcome & introduction: China’s shifting engagement in Africa and Latin America – an overview, Benedicte Bull, Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo
Implications for Africa
Implications for Latin America
Antulio Rosales, Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick
Comments: Chunron Liu, Fudan Center, University of Oslo
The seminar is part of the internal SUM Forum seminar series, but is also open for external participants. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Lunch can be purchased from the canteen from 11:00.
The seminar is co-organized by University of Oslo and the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies. It is a part of a series of seminars organized by MultiChina, an ongoing research project funded by the Research Council of Norway at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo.