Leaders in both China and Africa have articulated new visions for their respective regions that project a strong sense of confidence, renewal and a break from once-dominant Western ideologies. In both cases, argues East is Read blogger Mothusi Turner, Chinese and Africans are using these new slogans to define themselves as something other than victims of their shared colonial pasts. Mothusi joins Eric & Cobus to discuss how these two ideologies converge and why this new intellectual framework is so important for both sides of the Sino-African relationship.
Mothusi Turner is a specialist in China-Africa relations having first become interested in the subject after witnessing the impact of Chinese traders in his home country of Lesotho. He trained as a Geographer before studying China and Chinese at the University of Oxford, Peking University and National Taiwan Normal University. He writes a blog on Sino-African issues at eastisread.wordpress.com. Follow him on twitter @mothusiturner.
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