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Agency, Bargaining Power, and African Leadership Visits to China
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.

African Perspectives on 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.
China’s Foreign Minister Revives Belt and Road on 5-Country Africa Tour
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.

China’s Africa Diplomacy Starts 2021 on a High Note
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.

FOCAC Turns 20: Deborah Brautigam on China-Africa Relations
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.

Is China a New Colonial Power?
November 09, 2020

Is China a New Colonial Power?

By Amitai Etzioni
How well do the claims of neocolonialism stand up?

China’s Multifaceted COVID-19 Diplomacy Across Africa 
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.
COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
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.

How China Lost Nigeria
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.

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
June 02, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.

China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
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.”
Racism Is Alive and Well in China
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.

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