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Seminar on SA and China at the UN Security Council

[divider_flat]On Thursday 16 May 2019, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) hosted a seminar on South Africa and China at the UN Security Council. The speakers were Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, former South African Ambassador to the United States; Advocate Doctor Mashabane, Chief Director: United Nations in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO); and…

CACS Policy Brief no 6

The 2018 FOCAC Summit: Prospects for an African Multilateral Policy towards China in a Changing Global Economy Bongane Gasela, researcher, Centre for China-Africa Studies This Policy Brief analyses the 2018 FOCAC Ministerial Conference and Summit held in Beijing, China, from 2 to 4 September 2018. The author starts with a brief overview of its setting,…

Launch of Centre for Africa-China Studies

The UJCI has distinguished itself among Confucius Institutes nationally and internationally by complementing its core mission of language and cultural dissemination with political, economic, and social policy research. This is in keeping with its mandate as a University of Johannesburg (UJ) Flagship Institute to advance the university’s record of global excellence and stature. In order…

Seminar on FOCAC 2018

[divider_flat]ON Thursday 11 October 2018, the UJCI hosted a seminar on ‘The Future of Africa-China Relations: Conclusions from FOCAC 2018’. It was aimed at unpacking the outcomes of the 2018 FOCAC summit, and examining some of the features of Africa-China relations in a changing global order. Specifically, it addressed the issue of whether China can…

UJ CACS Occasional Paper no 6

[divider_flat]Sino-Ethiopian Trade and Investment Relations: Actors, Determinants and Trends Dr Messay Mulugeta College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University September 2018 Since the late 1990s, extremely strong economic ties have developed between China and Ethiopia, with trade flows reaching more than US$3 billion a year, and Chinese investment in Ethiopia approaching US$3.5 billion in 2017…

Public Dialogue on SA economic policy since 1994

On 23 July 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the Concerned Africans Forum and the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue entitled ‘Progressive or Neo-Liberal?: South African Policy Economic Policy since 1994’. The Dialogue was chaired by Mongane Wally Serote, Professor of Philosophy at UJ. The speakers were Dr Essop Pahad, former Minister in the…

Seminar on Sino-African satellite cooperation

On 11 June 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the UJ Library, presented a seminar on ‘Satellite Cooperation: The Next Frontier of Sino-African Relations?’ The seminar was chaired by Professor Esther Akinlabi, Vice-Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. The keynote speaker was…

Prof Peng Yi joins the UJCI

Prof Peng Yi of Nanjing Tech University has joined the UJCI as Chinese Co-Director, succeeding Prof Yin Fulin. She assumed her duties on 1 February 2018. A native of Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, Prof Peng has a background in law, and has served in various capacities, including lecturing in and researching the legal conflicts between…

The Contours of Africa-China Relations in the 21st Century

Closing date for abstracts: 29 June 2018. Full paper submission: 1 September 2018. Word count: 3000-6000 words. Download: To download a printable version of the Call for Papers, click here. Introduction The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is one of five Confucius Institutes in South Africa, and one of several hundred Confucius Institutes at…