May 24, 2021
Agency, Bargaining Power, and African Leadership Visits to China
By Jade Scarfe and Jing Cai
Such visits show Africa’s agency in the relationship, but much more can be done to ensure African countries get what they need from China.
February 09, 2021
African Perspectives on China
Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi, Hannah Ryder, and Bob Wekesa discuss the many variations of African views on China, from pessimism to optimism and everything in between.
January 12, 2021
China’s Foreign Minister Revives Belt and Road on 5-Country Africa Tour
By Eleanor Albert
Wang Yi's visit added two new partners for the BRI, among other agreements.
January 06, 2021
China’s Africa Diplomacy Starts 2021 on a High Note
By Shannon Tiezzi
Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making his traditional first trip to Africa, kicking off an important year for China-Africa cooperation.
December 02, 2020
FOCAC Turns 20: Deborah Brautigam on China-Africa Relations
By Shannon Tiezzi
A look at the origins, goals, and continuing legacy of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
November 09, 2020
Is China a New Colonial Power?
By Amitai Etzioni
How well do the claims of neocolonialism stand up?
November 02, 2020
China’s Multifaceted COVID-19 Diplomacy Across Africa
By R. Maxwell Bone & Ferdinando Cinotto
China's COVID-19 aid to African states comes from a diverse array of actors, with equally diverse motives.
October 16, 2020
COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
By Abdou Rahim Lema and Samu Ngwenya
From debt to trade deficits, the pandemic is highlighting existing problems in China’s relationship with the East African Community.
August 25, 2020
How China Lost Nigeria
By Adagbo Onoja
Even as China built up its influence, it remained deeply vulnerable to negative counter-narratives from the United States. That’s the paradox of hegemony.
June 02, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.
April 28, 2020
China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
By Deprose Muchena
“Among the general public in Africa, scenes of discrimination from Guangzhou prompted fury on a scale I have not witnessed before.”
April 23, 2020
Racism Is Alive and Well in China
By Bonnie Girard
The problem is decades old, but some Chinese are trying to do something about it.