Seminar “Chinese Investment in Africa”


Time: Tuesday December 3, 13:15-14:15 pm

Venue: Unioninkatu 38 A, Room A 118 (Ground Floor), University of Helsinki



13:15-13:20 Opening by Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen

13:20-13:35 Playing Favorites: Investigating Chinese Investment Policy in Africa (Christopher Chagnon, PhD Researcher, Development Studies, University of Helsinki)

13:35-13:50  The Political Economy of Chinese Private Investment in Ethiopia: A Case Study of the Eastern Industry Park (Weiwei Chen, PhD Researcher, Development Studies, SOAS, University of London; PhD Fellow, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economic Research, Helsinki)

13:50-14:00 Comments by Prof. Franklin Obeng-Odoom (Development Studies & Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science) & Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen (Chinese Studies)

14:00-14:15 Q & A