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Changing Chinese Financing Models for Infrastructure Projects in Africa: Evidence from Kenya and DR Congo

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Youyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, and a graduate fellow with both the East Asia Program and the Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict. His research focuses on the politics of foreign investment and foreign aid, the economic origins of ethnic/nationalistic conflict, and economic security, with a particular interest in the political implications of China’s outbound investment in the developing world, including Southeast Asia and Africa. His dissertation analyzes how Chinese government, Chinese state-owned enterprises, and host governments coordinate with each other to make Chinese aid and investment projects beneficial to broader bilateral political and diplomatic ties.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Africana Studies and Research Center, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell, East Asia Program




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