The PKU Africa Think Tank (PATT) is a think tank that seeks to take advantage of the vibrant discourse around Africa in China and globally. The broad range of academicians specializing in the study of African issues and the diverse group of African and Chinese students and scholars in Peking University and beyond provide the basis for PATT to enhance the production of academic knowledge about Africa within the Chinese context. This is a joint initiative between the Peking University Center for African Studies (PKUCAS) and the Peking University African Students Association (PUASA). This think tank is an embodiment of these two organizations’ genuine concern and passion for the African continent and African issues.