The Wits Africa-China Reporting Project & China Daily Africa present the first South Africa-China Dialogue of 2018:

20 Years of South Africa-China Engagements: Past, Present and Future

Senate Room, Solomon Mahlangu Building, Wits University East Campus 
22 February 2017, 9:00–12:00 am

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Official South Africa-China diplomatic relations commenced on 1 January 1998, thus in 2018 the two countries are celebrating 20 years of relations. This anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on engagements over the past two decades and for envisioning the future.

To commemorate the milestone, the Wits Africa-China Reporting Project and China Daily Africa are organising a series of four dialogues in each quarter of 2018 to explore the trajectory of past engagements, current dynamics and anticipated developments in the future. Each dialogue event will feature persons knowledgeable in the South Africa-China field in government, academia, the corporate sector and civil society. The aim is to bring experts together to share their vast experience in relations with interactive audiences. Presentations at the dialogues will be published in an edited volume as a means of recording deliberations for posterity and for use by the intellectual community.

The inaugural dialogue takes place at Wits University on 22 February 2018 where speakers will engage on diplomacy, international relations and politics, historical perspectives of South Africa-China relations, economics and trade, culture and people-to-people engagements.

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