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China-Africa Policy Analysts Gather in Beijing for FOCAC Think Tank Forum

In the run-up to September’s Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in Beijing, the Chinese government is sponsoring a series of forums to bring together different sectors.
Last month, hundreds of journalists and African media leaders from 42 countries were in Beijing to take part in the 4th forum on China-Africa media cooperation. That was followed by a two-week long China-Africa defense and security forum that was attended by 50 African military chiefs. And this week, it was policy analysts’ turn to visit Beijing to take part in a FOCAC-sponsored think tank forum.

Cobus, in his role as Senior China-Africa Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs, was invited to attend this year’s think tank forum. He joins Eric from Beijing to discuss some of the key themes that were raised among Chinese and African scholars and whether we should expect to see some of these key messages emerge at the FOCAC leadership summit in September.

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