The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries | Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy


by Project Pengyou on September 26th, 2014   820 views

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  • 26/09/2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    No. 1 East Zhongguancun Street, Building 1 Tsinghua University Science Park Innovation Tower, Room B1202C Haidian District, Beijing 100084 China
    Beijing
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The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries | Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

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***Registration Required*** Carnegie–Tsinghua will host an event to examine the current state of the cotton-textile-apparel production chain in Africa and its potential ramifications. Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Tang Xiaoyang will present his latest paper, “The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries,” followed by remarks from leading analysts on China-Africa relations. The discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei.

Friday, September 26, 10am-12pm
“The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries”
Tang Xiaoyang, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Tsinghua University
Jeremy Goldkorn, Moderator, Founder and Director of Danwei
Pang Xun, Resident Scholar and Co-director, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Liu Haifang, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy | Free | Open to Public | Registration
 
The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for the continent’s own internal production. On the one hand, the arrival of Asian apparel and cotton manufacturers in Africa provides access to more modern technology and advanced management techniques which can benefit local producers. On the other hand, though, local producers are struggling in the face of cheaper cotton imports from Asia.
Carnegie–Tsinghua will host an event to examine the current state of the cotton-textile-apparel production chain in Africa and its potential ramifications. Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Tang Xiaoyang will present his latest paper, “The Impact of Asian Investment on Africa’s Textile Industries,” followed by remarks from leading analysts on China-Africa relations. The discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei.
Tang Xiaoyang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa.
 
Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder and director of Danwei, a research firm that tracks Chinese media and Internet. Goldkorn also co-hosts the popular current affairs podcast Sinocism.
 
Pang Xun is a resident scholar and co-director at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where she is part of the China and the Developing World Program. Pang is also an associate professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Social Sciences.
 
Liu Haifang is an associate professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University. Her research focuses on China-African relations, especially on the history of Chinese business operations in Africa and the perceptions of China and Chinese migrants throughout the continent.
 
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