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International Symposium on the BRI and African Integration

Date:09/15/2019

 

International Symposium on the BRI and African Integration

Monday, 16 September 2019

Venue: Jianguo Garden Hotel, Haoyuan Hall

 

Registration:

8:30-9:00

 

Opening Ceremony 

9:00-9:30

Chaired by Mr. Li Xinfeng, Executive Vice President of China-Africa Institute

Keynote Speeches by:

1. Mr. Cai Fang, President of China-Africa Institute and Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

2. Mr. Nkolo Foe, Professor of University of Yaoundé I and Former Vice President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

 

Session 1: The BRI Promotes the Development of African Integration Proccess

9:30-11:35

Moderator: Mr. Ambassador Liu Guijin, Former Special Envoy of China for African Affairs

Keynote speeches (15 minutes for each speaker) by :

1. Carlos Tiny, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sao Tome and Principe

The BRI from an African perspective

2. Li Zhibiao, Researcher, Director of Division of African Studies, China-Africa Institute

Multiple challenges and strategies for African integration

3. Biong Kuol Deng, Chairperson of Public Grievances Chamber, South Sudan

“B&R Interfacing with African Development State Model”

4. He Wenping, Researcher, China-Africa Institute

The BRI promotes African Integration

5. Richard Moleofe, Columnist for The Sunday standard, Botswana

African Worldview: How African perceptions influence the way China conducts business in Africa

6. Yu Xiang, Associate Researcher, Institute of Urban Development and Environment, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

China Promotes New Pattern and New Way for Countries Along the BRI to Deal with Global Climate   Change

Interaction: 35 minutes

Lunch: 11:40 (Venue: Asian Cuisine Hall, 1FL, Jianguo Garden Hotel)

 

Session 2: The Chinese factors in Africa's infrastructure construction 

13:30-15:05 

Moderator: Mr. Sande Ngalande, Dean of Confucius Institute, University of Zambia

Keynote speeches (15 minutes for each speaker) by :

1. Zhang Yunyong, Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Member of China-Africa Friendship Group and Director of Research of China United Network Communications Group)

China-Africa digital economy cooperation helps Africa to achieve high-quality development

2. Bennett Khamis Kenyi, Assistant Professor, Institute for Peace, Development, and Security Studies, University of Juba, South Sudan

“The South Sudan peace process and the fundamental infrastructure development”

3. Yao Guimei, Researcher, China-Africa Institute

Analysis of the current situation and prospects of China's infrastructure investment in Africa

4. Charlton Chesterman Tsodzo, Lecturer, AMADI University, Kingdom of eSwatini

 “Unfolding of the 4th Industrial Revolution in Africa: Building scope for Sino-African collaboration”

5. Yuan Li, Former Chairman of Board, China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation

The First Luban Workshop in Africa: Its Establishment, Function and Significance

Interaction: 20 minutes

Tea Break: 15:05-15:25

 

Session 3Industrialization in Africa and the China-Africa production capacity cooperation 

15:25-17:00

Moderator: Mr. Li Anshan, Professor of Peking University, President of African Historical Association of China

Keynote speeches (15 minutes for each speaker) by :

1. Chol Deng Anyieth Yoyes, Legal Consultant of the South Sudan-China Friendship Association, South Sudan

Political and Trade Relations between South Sudan and China

2Li Gang, Researcher, Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The Experience of China's Successful Industrialization and Its Enlightenment to Africa

3. Sylvia Ndanu Mutua, lecturer, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya

Digital collaboration between Kenya and China: the role of China in the growth of Kenya’s ICT and telecommunication industry

4. Piao Yingji, Associate Researcher, China-Africa Institute

 Reflections on Deepening China's Investment Cooperation with Africa

5. Donatien Niyonzima, Government official, Prime Minister Office, Rwanda

e-Governance in Rwanda: exploratory Study of Irembo Portal

Interaction20 minutes

 

Closing Ceremony

17:00-17:40

Chaired by Mr. Shu Zhan, former Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Eritrea and Rwanda

Closing speeches by: 1. Mr. Adetoro Banwo, Lecturer, Confucius Institute of Lagos University, Nigeria;

2. Mr. Li Xinfeng, Executive Vice President of China-Africa Institute

Copyright: China-Africa Institute