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.
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.
June 26, 2012
China's Chad Courtship
With an eye on oil, China has been keen to court Chad. Ties are a microcosm of Beijing’s Africa role.
April 06, 2012
Is Africa the Next Asia?
Africa was once dismissed by some as the “hopeless continent.” But healthy economic growth has had some nations’ leaders looking east for inspiration.
March 18, 2012
India Boosts Africa Presence
India has been a latecomer to Africa. But with an eye on China, it has been boosting trade and bilateral ties.
March 04, 2012
China’s Development Diplomacy
Beijing must recognize the consequences of its engagement in countries where peace is fragile and act accordingly. But the West also has a mixed record.
February 18, 2012
Why China Succeeds in Africa
China’s investment in Africa is far more nuanced than cozying up to dictators. Rather than indulging in alarmism, the West could learn something.
February 08, 2012
China’s Achilles’ Heel
With little in the way of force projection, China’s dependence on natural resources in unstable parts of the world could undercut its economic ambitions. There are limits to freeriding.
December 03, 2011
China and Non-intervention
He Wenping, director of African Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, discusses non-intervention.
November 26, 2011
China's Role in Africa
He Wenping, Director of African Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, discusses China’s role in Africa.
November 15, 2011
China in Africa
The Diplomat’s David Cohen will speak with China in Africa expert He Wenping. Please send your questions.
November 14, 2011
Is China’s Africa Safari Faltering?
China’s willingness to invest in Africa’s has benefited the continent as well as itself. But if it doesn’t respond to growing mass political consciousness, it may all unravel.