Global Think Tank Center ·Academic Activities
FDDI Overseas Visiting Scholar Seminar (80)
China and the Greater Maghreb: Alternative to or Complementarity with Western Powers?
The author will look at the evolution of China's political and economic relations with the Greater Maghreb States (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia), a major part of the Southern Mediterranean that has attracted foreign powers. He will discuss how China has gradually incorporated the region into the Belt & Road. Despite their dependence on Europe, the Maghreb countries' economic relations with China have grown noticeably due to the local governments attempts to reduce their dependency on the former colonial power, France, the EU, and the United States. For the last decade, they have endeavored to diversify their relations with China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf states. The author will seek to answer the question whether China serves as an alternative to the traditional outside powers in the region or is its presence mere complementarity.
Dr. Yahia H. Zoubir
Professor of International Relations and International Management，
Director of Research in Geopolitics at KEDGE Business School，
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Middle East Council on Global Affairs (Doha,Qatar) &Fudan University Scholar 2023
Fudan Development Institute
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
13:30PM, September 25th, 2023
Room 404, Think Tank Building,
Prof. Sun Degang
Professor of Political Science at the Institute of International Studies,
Director of Center for Middle Eastern Studies