Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Senate hearing on China-Africa relations

I joined Debra Brautigam of American University and Steve Hayes, president of the Corporate Council on Africa, in a 1 November hearing held by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs that examined China’s growing role in Africa.

Chairman Chris Coons of Delaware organized and chaired the hearing. Other senators in attendance included Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Richard Durbin of Illinois, Richard Lugar of Indiana, Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, and Tim Udall of New Mexico.

You can read the text of my written testimony below. See also the Associated Press story, "Senators: US losing sway in Africa as China rises," which references my testimony, and C-SPAN's video coverage. And has the transcript. China's Xinhua News Agency also quotes from the testimony.

China’s Growing Role in Africa: Implications for U.S. Policy

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