By Keisha Taylor
The civil society sector in China differs from that found in African countries. In China there is a high level of national government influence in CSO activities, while CSOs in many African countries depend on aid from foreign donors. The article Civil Society Participation and China-Africa cooperation examines collaborative efforts being pursued by the Chinese government and governments in Africa to increase effectiveness of civil society organisations. The article was written following the China–Africa Civil Society Dialogue conference hosted by the Forum on China and African Coorporation (FOCAC).