This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. Over this time the country has transformed itself from a largely agricultural country, into the second largest economy in the world.
During the 40 years, China has also cultivated lasting and mutually beneficial relations with Africa. For nine years now, China has been Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure investor, and the fastest growing source of FDI.
This week on Talk Africa, we look at China’s journey through the transformative 40 years, and how that has formed the background for the ever-closer China-Africa relations.
This week’s guests are;
Professor Peter Kagwanja– President and CEO of the Africa Policy Institute and former International Crisis Group Regional Director
Prof He Wenping- Director of African Studies at the Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences