November 17, 2022
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.
October 14, 2022
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.
July 28, 2022
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.
May 06, 2022
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.
May 05, 2022
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.
March 28, 2022
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.
March 10, 2022
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.
February 17, 2022
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.
February 11, 2022
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.
November 22, 2021
The Quiet China-Africa Revolution: Chinese Investment
By Yike Fu
While loans take the lion’s share of the focus, Chinese FDI in Africa has also been growing at a rapid clip.
October 13, 2021
Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
For China, the establishment of banks in Nigeria presents an opportunity to further integrate itself with the financial systems of the African continent.
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.