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China's soft power in Africa
Posted on January 20 2014
Venue: University of Edinburgh
Event Date: 22/01/2014 16:00 - 18:00
Why does China run one of the world`s largest short-term training programmes, with plans to bring 30,000 Africans to China between 2013 and 2015? Why does it give generous support to 31 Confucius Institutes teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture at many of Africa`s top universities from the Cape to Cairo? Why is China one of the very few countries to increase the number of full scholarships for Africans to study in its universities, a total of 18,000 anticipated between 2013 and 2015?