What Makes Xi Jinping’s State Visit to South Africa So Unusual
By Shannon Tiezzi
In the past, Xi has used the BRICS summit as the basis for a wider regional tour. Not this year.
From China to the US, the ‘Self-Reliance’ Slogan is Back
By Benjamin R. Young
With Xi Jinping’s neo-Maoist rhetoric and Trump’s calls for African self-reliance, the Cold War ideological concept is back.
Succession – The Key Word in Chinese Politics
By Zheng Wang
At the Party Congress next week, China’s political machine will indicate its future direction.
China and Africa in the Xi Jinping Era
While China’s policy in Africa during the Xi Jinping era will look much like that of the Hu Jintao period, the challenges will be greater.