The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference

The Heat

The 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference is underway in Indonesia. What issues will the two continents be discussing? And moving forward, how will they strengthen their alliance?

The Asian-African conference was first held in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955. Twenty-nine governments including China, India, Pakistan and Indonesia took part. The conference addressed peace and security and offered a collective voice against colonialism. Their commitment to such inter-regional cooperation became known as the Bandung spirit.

This week, 34 Heads of State from the two continents are coming together, 60 years later, to strengthen Asia-Africa economic, cultural and political cooperation.
CCTV’s reporter Andy Saputra who in Jakarta provided an update from the conference.

The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 1

The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 1

The 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference is underway in Indonesia. What issues will the two continents be discussing? And moving forward, how will they strengthen their alliance?

To discuss the history and the relevance of the Asia-Africa conference, the Heat spoke to these experts:

  • Liu Youfa from Beijing is the former vice president at the China Institute of International Studies.
  • Jusuf Wanandi, a senior fellow and co-founder of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • William Gumede, an associate professor at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
  • Amitav Acharya, a Professor of International Relations at American University here in Washington and author of the book: The End of American World Order.
  • The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 2

    The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 2

    The 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference is underway in Indonesia. What issues will the two continents be discussing? And moving forward, how will they strengthen their alliance?

The Heat continued its discussion of the conference.

The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 3

The Heat discusses the Asian-African Conference Pt 3

The 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference is underway in Indonesia. What issues will the two continents be discussing? And moving forward, how will they strengthen their alliance?