Following the annual Two Sessions meetings of China’s top leaders at the end of May and the extraordinary China-AU Summit on 17 June, host Desné Masie invites our special guest Jinny Yan, chief China economist at ICBC Standard Bank, to discuss the effect of Covid-19 on China’s economic and political relationship with Africa as well as the global economic outlook.
With a focus on putting into practice the opportunities from the China-Africa tie up, we dive into China’s Belt and Road initiatives, discuss Africa’s economic debts to China and highlight the importance of ESG factors in new China-Africa projects.
2020 marks the final year of China’s 13th Five-year Plan, yet like countries all over the world Covid-19 has compelled China to reimagine its economy. The consequences will be structurally important for the global economy.
We also discuss creative approaches such as China’s street vendor economy and soft power development alongside effective solutions for China and Africa to build back better economies.
Executive producer and host: Desné Masie
Co-producer and audio editor: Peter Doerrie
Digital and social editor: Charles Dietz
Group publisher: Omar Ben Yedder
Music: ‘Give Love’ by Nettson