The FOCAC Effect: Tracing Emerging Discourse in Sino-African Educational & Legal Co-operation

The China Monitor  – Issue 56 – October 2010

The China Monitor for October 2010 focuses on the emergent human resource development agenda in China’s ties with the African continent.

In the Policy Watch, Kenneth King, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Centre for African Studies at Edinburgh University, Scotland, discusses the Asian power’s involvement in Africa’s higher education and training sector, drawing conclusions on the prospects and limitations of this cooperation.

For the Commentary piece, Ms Sanne van der Lugt, senior researcher at the Centre for Chinese Studies focuses on the outcomes of the Second FOCAC Legal Forum held in Beijing in mid-September 2010.

The Monitor subsequently tracks China’s local and international business news as well as China’s interaction with Africa over the past month.

You can access Issue 56 of the China Monitor here.