The Latest China-Africa Leaders Dialogue: What Has Changed?
By Ovigwe Eguegu and Hannah Ryder
A brief meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit was the first chance for many African leaders to speak with Xi Jinping since the pandemic began.
What Will African Leaders Seek to Gain From Welcoming China’s New Foreign Minister?
By Yixin Yu and Charlie Zong
A look at the priorities the AU, Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, and Egypt have for their relationships with China.
China-US Competition Seems to be Working for Africa
By Chensi Li and Sena Voncujovi
But African leaders will need to keep working to reap the full benefits.
Don’t Overlook Xi Jinping’s Meeting With Senegal’s President
By Shannon Tiezzi
The summit on the sidelines of the G-20 drove home the convergence of interests between China and the African Union.
What’s at Stake for Africa in China’s 20th Party Congress?
By Judith Mwai
For African governments, China’s party congress is about more than Xi Jinping.
What Do Chinese People Really Think About Some of China’s Important Partners?
By Kristina Kironska, Yiju Chen, and Richard Q. Turcsanyi
A recent survey delves into Chinese perceptions of the U.S., Russia, Japan, Europe, Africa, and Singapore.
The Shanghai Lockdown’s Viral Trend: ‘African Warrior’ Videos
By Asen Velinov
A viral lockdown trend illustrates some of China’s attitudes to international relations and people-to-people diplomacy – including persistent stereotypes.
Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.
What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?
By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.
Does China’s Position on the Russia-Ukraine War Matter to African Countries?
By Ovigwe Eguegu
Analysts and officials in the U.S. and Europe have been sharply critical of China’s stance. But the view from African countries is different.
What Does China’s Horn of Africa Envoy Mean for Its Non-Intervention Principle?
By Ovigwe Eguegu
China’s approach to security issues is meant to be in line with African frameworks, in accordance with the principle of non-intervention.
African Opportunities in China-Africa Relations
By Ndidi Akahara
African countries have the agency to use relations with China to their own advantage. Whether African leaders will use their power to benefit their people is another question.