The Chinese presence in North Africa

20 April 2023. From 18:30 | Conference | French | Spanish | IEMed
slideshow image Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) and Senegalese President Macky Sall (R) attend the 2018 Beijing Summit Of The Forum On China-Africa Cooperation – Joint Press Conference at the Great Hall of the People at The Great Hall Of The People on September 4, 2018 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/POOL Via REUTERS

China is engaged in an ambitious internationalisation strategy leading to the development of land, sea, air and even digital interconnections to foster and promote its exchanges. The Mediterranean is an area covered by this project due to its geopolitical situation, its investment needs and the importance of its markets. This presentation will be focused on the Chinese economic presence in North African countries.

Thierry Pairault is a socioeconomist and sinologist. He is an Emeritus Research Director at France’s National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) and at the EHESS Research Centre on Modern and Contemporary China (CECMC) where he organises and runs a seminar on the Chinese Presences in Africa. He is also an associate researcher with EHESS France-Japan Foundation and a member of the Global Advisory Board of the CA/AC (Chinese in Africa/Africans in China) Research Network. Thierry Pairault has been researching and investigating Chinese economy and society over the last 45 years with first-hand sources.

Conference moderated by Jordi Quero, Professor and Coordinator of the Master’s, CEI/UB. Co-organised by the IEMed as part of the Aula Mediterrània 2022-23 programme in collaboration with the Master’s in Diplomacy and International Organizations, CEI/UB.

This conference takes place in French (with simultaneous translation into Spanish) at the IEMed conference room, Girona, 20 – Barcelona and it can also be followed on IEMed Youtube Channel.


Thierry Pairrault

Thierry Pairrault

Emeritus Research Director France’s National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS)
Jordi Quero

Jordi Quero

Professor Master’s in Diplomacy and International Organizations, CEI/UB.

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