China’s economic and geopolitical rise over the last two decades has included a growing presence and influence across the globe, not least in the Global South, where it is an important investor across multiple sectors. The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) and the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), through a decade of activities, are a leading node for a growing, yet fragmented interest in China’s engagement with the world.

The China and the Global South initiative aims to develop research capacity about China in the Global South and connect institutions and researchers producing knowledge on China in a global network. It builds capacity for knowledge generation and dissemination on China in the Global South by supporting research institutions, linking them to each other in an international network, and giving locally produced knowledge a greater voice in global academic and policy conversations.


Africa-China Knowledge Networks: State of the Field
Annalisa Bolin, Tatiana Carayannis, Lucas Niewenhuis, and Gino Vlavonou
Latin America-Caribbean-China Knowledge Networks: State of the Field
Juliana González Jauregui, Alejandra Gutierrez, Francisca Aguayo Armijo, and Yanqiu Zheng
Asia-China Knowledge Networks: State of the Field
Yanqiu Zheng, Guangshuo Yang, and Amira Elsherif