Thursday, March 29, 2012

China-Africa Testimony

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, held a hearing on 29 March 2012 on China-Africa relations. The witnesses included Donald Yamamoto, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the Department of State, Carolyn Bartholomew, Commissioner, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Stephen Hayes, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa, J. Peter Pham, Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council and myself.

My testimony looked at US-China economic competition in Africa, the extraction of natural resources from Africa, land leasing in Africa, the promotion of democracy and human rights in Africa and possible US-China cooperation on UN peacekeeping, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. You can read my testimony here.

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