Author: confuciu

UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 1

China’s Soft-Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its Implications for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Martin R. Rupiya, Ph.D Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa ABSTRACT: As part of China’s newly acquired, soft power status, manifest in its foreign policy and global repositioning since 2015, Beijing has directed support towards…

China’s soft power status and its implications for Africa

On 2 August 2017, the UJ Confucius Institute and the African Public Policy and Research Institute (APPRI), in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a discussion on ‘China’s Global Soft Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its implications for the 2002 African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the 2013 African Capacity for Immediate Responses…

Africa-China Policy Brief

Regional Industrialisation in Southern Africa: The Role of African–Sino Partnerships May 2017 This Policy Brief was developed by the UJCI and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It reflects and elaborates on the deliberations at a seminar entitled ‘Prospects for SADC Regional…

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

On 30 May 2017, UJCI held a Dragon Boat Festival at its premises in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with…

Policy Research Seminar on the role of China in SADC industrialisation

On 20-21 April 2017, the UJCI and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP), hosted a policy research seminar on the ‘Prospects for SADC Regional Integration Through Industrialisation and the Role of China’. Held at the Capital Moloko Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, the seminar was attended…

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Public Dialogue on China’s role in regional development

On Tuesday 18 April, the UJCI and the Chair of Industrial Development at UJ, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue on ‘The Role of China in SADC’s Regional Integration through Industrialisation’. The Dialogue was chaired by Prof Erika Kraemer-Mbula, senior researcher at the Chair of Industrial Development. The speakers were: Prof…

Public Dialogue on the role of the US and China in African development

On Thursday 2 March 2017, the UJ CI, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue on ‘The role of the US and China in Africa’s quest for development’. The event was attended by more than 100 people, including ten Ambassadors, High Commissioners and senior diplomats. The Public Dialogue examined how China and…