YCW LN: Africa-China relations in motion

with Lina Ayenew Getachew (Social entrepreneur and author, The Complete Beginners’ Guide to China-Africa relations); Miatta Momoh (Co-founder, Kente & Silk); and Joseph Olivier Mendoo (PhD candidate, Peking University)

Sunday, October 18, 2020
• 1100 (London)
• 1200 (Berlin & Brussels)
• 1800 (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore)

Access via a virtual conference platform – details in an Eventbrite email shortly before the event

The death of George Floyd in the US and toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in the UK have precipitated conversations on race both at home and abroad. YCW London and Black Livity China recognise the pressing need to elevate Black voices and include underrepresented viewpoints in the “China watcher” space. As such, this panel will discuss the past, present and future of Africa-China relations; Africanness in a China context; and change-making in the Africa-China space.

In collaboration with Black Livity China, YCW are delighted to host in conversation Lina Ayenew Getachew, Miatta Momoh and Joseph Olivier Mendo’o, who all work on Africa-China issues.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa-china-relations-in-motion-tickets-124631551325


Black Livity China is an online platform documenting 360° of African and Afro-diasporic experiences both in China and in relation to China for the benefit of Black communities around the world.


Lina Ayenew Getachew

Lina Getachew Ayenew is an author and independent consultant focused on China-Africa policy and market research. Her notable works include The Complete Beginners’ Guide to China-Africa relations.

After receiving her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Yale University, she moved to China to teach at the prestigious Xiangya Medical School through the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship. Following a corporate stint in Beijing, she began her efforts to closely study the influence of the Asian giant in her homeland, Ethiopia. Most recently, she has been working with the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (a government entity) to define Ethiopia’s tourism brand and promote it in China.

Lina is a native speaker of Amharic and English, fluent in French and highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Miatta Momoh

Miatta Momoh is a Co-founder and Business Development Manager at Kente & Silk. Kente & Silk is a social enterprise aiming to change the status quo of Africa-China relations and drive towards a new era of Africa-China partnerships, primarily through rebranding China in Africa; strategic advisory services; and deep-dive trips to Africa.

Miatta holds an MBA degree from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.

Joseph Olivier Mendoo

Joseph Olivier Mendoo is a Cameroonian PhD candidate at Peking University. He sat on the committee for the Peking University African Students Association and was an editor for the Peking University African Think Tank. Joseph also co-founded the China-Africa Youth Federation (CAYF). His research focus includes Francophone Africa-China relations and he regularly appears on CGTN as a guest commentator on Africa-China relations.

London – Africa-China relations in motion (Sun, 18 Oct)
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