17 avril 2017
The French Chamber and Sciences Po Alumni Association in Japan are glad to propose a conference on the subject "Japan versus China: an increasing rivalry, even in Africa", held at the French Chamber on Monday, April 17 at 19:00.
Even though Japan and China have very old relationships with the African continent and its countries, their ambitions have always been different. Japan has been present in Africa as a member of the western community, capitalizing on its help to African countries in order to be elected at the U.N. Security Council. From an economic perspective, Japan has used the relatively traditional tools of international donors and has maintained mostly commercial relationships, with few investments and a limited human presence.
China has been more engaged in the various fights for national freedom, sometimes facing failure (as in Angola). Its cooperation has been limited but visible at the grass-roots or community levels. However, since the late 1980s, China started gaining popularity on the commercial and political levels. Finally, rivalry between Tokyo and Pekin became global with the failure in 2005 of another attempt at reforming the U.N. Security Council.
In this conference, the relationship between China and Japan will be analyzed as well as the effects of their rivalry today. This will also allow us to understand Africa’s level of awareness regarding its consequences, and its plans for drawing new benefits from its Western and Asian partners’ relationships.
About the speaker
Roland Marchal is a research Fellow at CNRS (CERI-Sciences Po). His current research focuses on the economies in sub-Saharan Africa, on New actors in Africa (Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Koreans…), armed conflicts in Central Africa and the countries of the Horn of Africa and power politics in Africa. Please click here for more information on his publications.
Date Monday, April 17, 2017
Time From 19:00 to 21:00
19:00 to 20:00 Conference by Roland Marchal and Q&A
20:00 to 21:00 Networking session
Place French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Conference Room)
Address Iida Bldg 1F, 5-5 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission fee (please pay in cash at the door)
4000 yen/person (includes buffet and drinks)
Deadline for registration/cancellation Friday, April 14, 2017, 17:00
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.
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