The Rise of Chinese Tech in Africa is Both Feared and Embraced


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By The China Africa Project, Eric Ol, er, and Cobus van Staden. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Just as with other aspects of the China-Africa relationship, critics and advocates alike can see what they want in the growing presence of Chinese technology in Africa. For some perspective on the implications of China's growing influence on the African tech sector, Eric & Cobus are joined this week by two professors in the United States who are actively studying the issue -- one from a largely Chinese perspective, the other who looks at the issue through an African lens:

Seyram Avle is an assistant professor of communications at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst who is currently studying tech entrepreneurial cultures and innovation between China, Ghana, and Silicon Valley.

Silvia Lindtner is an assistant professor of information at the University of Michigan where she studies technology entrepreneurship and hacking cultures, with a particular emphasis on the hardware sector in places like Shenzhen, China. Join the discussion? Are you concerned or excited about the rise of Chinese technology in Africa? Or Both? Let us know what you think? Facebook: Twitter: @eolander | @stadenesque | @yunnia | @seyramavle Email: | Sign up here if you would like to join our weekly email newsletter mailing list for a carefully curated selection of the week's top China-Africa news.

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