Table ronde : « La perception de la Chine dans la Françafrique » – Centre Tsinghua Carnegie – 03 avril 2013

In recent years, China has supplanted the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner and claims significant investments in francophone Africa. As China’s footprint on the continent grows along with its domestic energy requirements, its quest for natural resources brings it into contact with varying African governments, companies, and local populations. This presence has naturally resulted in diverse public perception of China in francophone Africa, and holds broader implications for Beijing’s relations with France and on the African continent. The pending roundtable discussion will serve to highlight that public perception and use it as a lens to examine evolving Sino-French relations and China’s presence in Africa more broadly.

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and Tsinghua Sino-French Center cordially invites you to attend a roundtable discussion with Professor Jean-Pierre Dozon. The event, “Perception of China in Francophone Africa”, will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Carnegie-Tsinghua’s Zhang Chuanjie will moderate the roundtable. It will be open to public and dinner reception will be held at 18:00 p.m. after the discussion.

Professor Jean-Pierre Dozon is a resident historian and anthropologist of Franco-African relations at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences based in Paris, France. Dozon’s academic foci include the development of Sino-African diplomatic relations and the links between religious movements and state power in Africa.

The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy hopes you will be able to join us at this event. The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s contact information and address are attached. If you have any questions, please contact: Liang Xiao 15210563916 Email:

Working Languages: Chinese, French

Time: April 3, 2013 3:30-5:30 PM

Event: Public Perception of China in Francophone Africa

Discussants (in alphabetical order):

Cai Hua, Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, Peking University

Mao Xiaojing, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

Aurélien Boucher, Center of Sino-French Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

Sun Xiaomeng, School of Asian and African Languages, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Wang Kun, French Department, Beijing Foreign Studies University