• Sven Grimm


Dear Reader, The 5th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC V) is casting its shadow ahead. The tri-annual ministerial meeting will already be held in July this year. This change of schedule is due to the leadership change in Beijing, where we will see Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao leave their party positions in October. Preparations and preparatory meetings for FOCAC are taking place across the continent at the moment, discussing points of entry for new opportunities in the relationship and discussing concerns and challenges of the relationship, too.