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Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
March 01, 2017
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
Morocco is actively courting more Chinese investment and closer ties.
Morocco: China's Gateway to Africa?
China's Zimbabwe Risk
December 07, 2016
China's Zimbabwe Risk
Political infighting in Zimbabwe threatens China's investments and interests in its "all-weather friend."
China's Zimbabwe Risk
Cape Verde: A Blueprint for China's Positive Role in Africa
October 28, 2016
Cape Verde: A Blueprint for China's Positive Role in Africa
Why is China so interested in one of Africa's smallest countries?
Cape Verde: A Blueprint for China's Positive Role in Africa
'China Inc.' Becomes China the Builder in Africa
September 29, 2016
'China Inc.' Becomes China the Builder in Africa
Chinese loans in Africa mostly go toward building roads, railways, and power lines, not extracting resources.
'China Inc.' Becomes China the Builder in Africa
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
September 19, 2016
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
Some of China's closest partners on the continent are now facing domestic instability.
Does China Have a Looming Africa Problem?
Is China Ready for a Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe?
August 13, 2016
Is China Ready for a Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe?
The strong relationship has soured in recent months thanks to controversial policies from Zimbabwe's leader.
Is China Ready for a Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe?
Understanding China-Africa Relations
June 21, 2016
Understanding China-Africa Relations
"Even as public interest in China-Africa grows, the nature of the relationship changes, often overnight."
Understanding China-Africa Relations
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
June 09, 2016
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
Untangling the diverse threads that make up the "China in Africa" narrative is a herculean task.
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
Africa and China’s Construction Sector
December 18, 2015
Africa and China’s Construction Sector
China is stepping up infrastructure investment in Africa, and its about more than just natural resources.
Africa and China’s Construction Sector
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
March 17, 2015
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
An interview with Tang Xiaoyang, author of China-Africa Economic Diplomacy.
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
Howard French on Africa, 'China's Second Continent'
May 08, 2014
Howard French on Africa, 'China's Second Continent'
The Diplomat interviews Howard French about China's role in Africa.
Howard French on Africa, 'China's Second Continent'
Elizabeth C. Economy
April 10, 2014
Elizabeth C. Economy
The Diplomat's Justin McDonnell speaks with Elizabeth C. Economy about her recent book on China's quest for resources.
Elizabeth C. Economy
As Xi Jinping Visits Africa: What are China's Intentions?
March 25, 2013
As Xi Jinping Visits Africa: What are China's Intentions?
With Xi Jinping in Africa, Elleka Watts refutes 5 myths about China’s involvement in the continent.
As Xi Jinping Visits Africa: What are China's Intentions?
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