Saturday, September 22, 2012

China and Security Issues in Africa

The China Institute at the University of Alberta and several other Canadian organizations held a conference in Ottawa on 20-21 September 2012 titled "China and Canada in Africa: Interests, Strategies and Africa Perspectives." I was asked to provide a scene setter on peace and humanitarian issues for one of the panel discussions.

My remarks covered China's security interests in Africa, engagement in peacekeeping, counter-piracy operations, arms sales to Africa, Chinese disaster relief and Chinese nationals under pressure in conflict zones. Click here to read the remarks.

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