On 21 October, 2020, Calvin Walker participated in a live webinar discussion as part of GTR Africa 2020 Virtual alongside Takunda Pongweni, Head of Trade and Working Capital, Financial Institutions, Rand Merchant Bank; Jinghao Lu, Executive Director , Innolink Capital; Elizabeth Stevens, Managing Director, Geopolitical Risk Advisory; and Simon Cook, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester. The discussion covered such matters as the effect of COVID on Africa in particular in relation to China; whether China still provides advantages in terms of funding and tech solutions; the potential for the US to act as an alternative counterbalance to China and for Africa to be a geographical focus for the ideological battle between the US and China; and what is China’s long term plan.