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Black Livity China 1st Annual Conference

February 6th –

10am – 4pm GMT 

Join the conversation online: #BLC2021


The 1st Black Livity China Conference is taking place on the 6th of February 2021, building on our mission to document and demystify the experiences of African and Caribbean peoples in China and in relation to China and to amplify the voices of those within our global community.

The conference seeks to combine the researched insights of both experts of African & Caribbean descent as well as those with firsthand experiences of life in China in order to provide a comprehensive overview of each topic. Through consultation with our community, we’ve identified three umbrella topics that will be crucial to understanding the ever-evolving nature of Africa-China, Caribbean-China relations and how these ties play out on the ground.  

Opening Keynote Speech: Professor Adams Bodomo, author of Africans in China

Closing Keynote Presentation: W.Gyude Moore, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, formerly Liberia’s Minister of Public Works

Panel 1: The business of education : Chinese scholarships, knowledge exchange and the changing experiences of African students in China

  • Dr Oussouby Sacko, President of Kyoto Seika University, former member of the General Union of African Students in China
  • Aisha Udochi, Africa-China researcher and doctoral student in economics at Howard University, Founder of Dao Fei Consults LLC
  • Billy Mkandawire, Secretary-General, Peking University African Students Association 2019/20
  • Dr Michael Addaney,  former Vice President, National Union of Ghanaian students, China. Recent PhD researcher, Wuhan University

Panel 2: The Role of Media, Social Media & Pop Culture in Africa-China relations: Unearthing the role of mainstream, Chinese & social media in shaping Africa-China relations 

  • Dr Emeka Umejei, author, lecturer University of Ghana, Legon
  • Raïssa Girondin, journalist & creative content creator, co-founder of GMedia
  • Nillah Nyakoa, show host & reporter, China media group (CGTN, China radio international, China national radio)

Panel 3: Caribbean-China Interactions: Exploring the past and present cultural and political ties that make Caribbean-China relations what they are today

  • Rasheed J. Griffith,  Director, Caribbean-ASEAN Council & host of the China in the Caribbean podcast
  • Elsie A. Harry, Sustainable Community Development Officer – International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana
  • Kemar Brown, Former Vice-president of the People’s National Party Youth Organization, Jamaica


*All times in GMT*

10am – 4pm

10:00 – 10:05am – Conference open

 10am – 10:40 – KEYNOTE SPEECH – Prof. Adams Bodomo: 

10:45am  – 11:50 –  Panel 1: The business of education 

*Lunch Break* (until 12:45)

12.55pm – 1:50pm – Panel 2: Media, Social Media and 

1:55pm – 2:55pm- Panel 3: Caribbean – China Interactions


Questions and close

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1 comment on “Black Livity China 1st Annual Conference

  1. Any room for African Americans who studied at Nankai DaXue, Tianjin n your coalition?

    My unique experience during my studies circa 2000 could perhaps, lend another perspective of common Perspectivities.

    I’m also an alumnus of Friends World College, Kyoto, Japan, fyi, and interested in learning more about global citizenry initiatives, such as yours.

    (My Chinese given name by my LaoShi is KongMing.)

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