The China Africa Media Project

China has increased dramatically its economic engagement with Africa. At the same time, it has also been using Africa as the testing ground for the promotion of its soft power around the world. China's intervention in African media in recent years includes greatly increased and increasing media presence in Africa. The project aims to ascertain the effectiveness of China's approach by building soft power through its communications strategies in Africa. See About the Project for more details.

China's Soft Power in Africa: emerging media
and cultural relations between China and Africa

International Symposium

4-5 of September 2014 Nottingham University’s Ningbo Campus in China

The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in China, the University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre, and Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, invite submissions of abstracts and panel proposals for the International Symposium.

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Zhang, X; Mano, W. Wasserman. H
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