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Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
January 25, 2020

Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea

By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.

Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
April 27, 2019

Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018

FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa

By Shannon Tiezzi
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.

China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
July 31, 2018

China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa

By Shannon Tiezzi
In Senegal, Rwanda, and Mauritius, China pursues Belt and Road agreements -- with mixed success.

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
February 23, 2018

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala

By Chenchen Zhang
What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.

A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims
August 02, 2017

A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims

By François Napoleon
As Egypt cracks down on Uyghur students, Chinese Muslims in Cairo are torn between economic opportunity and their faith.

Sudan: China's Original Foothold in Africa
June 14, 2017

Sudan: China's Original Foothold in Africa

By Joseph Hammond
Thanks in part to U.S. neglect, China's footprint in Sudan has grown exponentially over the past 20 years.
China’s ‘Belt and Road’: Where Is Africa?
June 14, 2016

China’s ‘Belt and Road’: Where Is Africa?

By Cui Xiaotao
Africa was missing from China’s “Belt and Road” roadmap, but including the continent makes good sense.

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