China and India in Africa: New Strategic Encounters

The conference was opened by Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Ambassador of India, Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister of Development Cooperation, Chen Mingming, Ambassador of China, and Moses Mojwok Ajawin Akol, Ambassador of the Sudan.

"Over the last decade or so, China and India have established themselves as increasingly influential players across Africa. Given the large scale and scope of their engagement, this may turn out to be one of the most significant developments for the region in recent years. This development poses both threats and provides opportunities for African countries. The aim of this conference is to look at the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing presence of China and India in Africa..."

Opening of the conference (50 min.)
The Swedish Minister of Development Cooperation, Ms Gunilla Carlsson, H.E. The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Chen Mingming, H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of India, Mrs Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan, Mr. Moses Mojwok Ajawin Akol.

The Big Picture: China and India as Emerging Giants (78 min).

Chair: Börje Ljunggren. Timothy Shaw: China, India and (South)Africa: What International Relations/Political Economy in the Second Decade of the 21st Century? Sumito Roy: The 'Emerging Giants' - China and India - and African Development. Daniel Volman: The Military Dimensions of Africa's New Status in Global Geopolitics.

The New Scramble for Africa: The Roles of China and India (73 min).

Public lecture by Samir Amin.

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