Tonight there are two competing events: a China happy hour and an Africa tweetup. Both events will be great!
I am looking forward to seeing a number of you tonight! Before I talk about the lineup of events, I wanted to thank Pete for inviting us to theNigeria Development & Finance Forum. Between the free dinner, the excellent speakers, and the fantastic networking, yesterday evening was a smashing success and I hope he forwards more of such events our way in the future! Now, lets get down to business:
I have made a few changes to the newsletter, based on feedback I got from the group. A lot of people enjoyed the old style, but I could not modify the text boxes to my liking, so I had to get something a little simpler.
Elleka informed me thatThe Diplomatmagazine is looking for new writers to submit content for publication! If anyone is interested in submitting an article relating to the Asia-Pacific, including Sino-Africa issues, feel free to contact her on LinkedIn.
Edward sent out a message originally from the Carter Center in which they are looking for Liberian bloggers, writers, scholars, or community leaders who write or work on China-Africa issues. If you know any such people, please have them contact Yang Fu, who is a graduate assistant there, via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thewebsitethey run is published in English and Chinese, and they will translate the piece into Chinese for a Chinese audience.
Tonight there are two competing events: a China happy hour and an Africa tweetup. I am sorry I forgot to put the China event on Monday's email, that was more a careless error than nefarious sabotage. Both events will be great, I have been to two of the China happy hours before, but this time I am trying my hand at another event.
PS If any of you hear about cool events in the area, please let us know! The fact that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was at Politics and Prose last Wednesday and I did not tell the group about it is scandalous!