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China and Kenya Expand Cooperation With Railroad Project
December 12, 2013

China and Kenya Expand Cooperation With Railroad Project

By Justin McDonnell
China’s Road and Bridge Corporation Center (CRBC) struck a deal with Kenya to launch a new and improved railway.
Why Taiwan’s Allies are Flocking to Beijing
November 19, 2013

Why Taiwan’s Allies are Flocking to Beijing

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Gambia rejecting Taiwan in favor of China is not surprising given the economic benefits of such a move.

Is China and Taiwan’s Diplomatic Truce Over?
November 18, 2013

Is China and Taiwan’s Diplomatic Truce Over?

Last week The Gambia decided to cut ties with Taiwan. The implications could be significant.

Blood Elephants: Asia’s Ivory Demand Fuels African Conflicts
October 05, 2013

Blood Elephants: Asia’s Ivory Demand Fuels African Conflicts

An ivory bust in Hong Kong this week sheds light on a growing problem for Asia and Africa.

US, China Come Together Over Africa (Sort Of)
June 30, 2013

US, China Come Together Over Africa (Sort Of)

The US and China are unconvincing in trying to downplay their competition for influence in Africa.

In Africa, Obama’s Hot on Xi's Trail
June 27, 2013

In Africa, Obama’s Hot on Xi's Trail

China will be the unspoken backdrop to President Obama’s trip to Africa this week.

Did Xi Call Diaoyu/Senkakus A “Core Interest?”
June 14, 2013

Did Xi Call Diaoyu/Senkakus A “Core Interest?”

Plus, concern grows over local government debt and economic growth. Friday China links.

China’s Leaders Abroad; What the First Visits Tell Us
May 19, 2013

China’s Leaders Abroad; What the First Visits Tell Us

China’s new foreign policy leaders have been quick to travel. Their choice of first destinations is revealing.

India’s African “Safari”
December 04, 2012

India’s African “Safari”

By Sudha Ramachandran
Although its interests in the continent are broadly similar, India’s engagement with Africa differs significantly from China. Will it prove sustainable?

China's 'Image' Problem in Africa
October 25, 2012

China's 'Image' Problem in Africa

Beijing’s policy of “non intervention” was championed by African leaders looking for economic growth without political preconditions. As Africa’s politics change, is the policy obsolete?

China's Deft Sudan Diplomacy
September 19, 2012

China's Deft Sudan Diplomacy

China has sought to bolster its ties to South Sudan while not damaging its longer and closer relationship with the north.

Plenty of Fish in the Sea? Food Security in the Indian Ocean
August 24, 2012

Plenty of Fish in the Sea? Food Security in the Indian Ocean

Climate change along with illegal, unreported and overfishing could disturb a vital balance in the Indian Ocean.

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