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Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
January 25, 2019
The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
Chinese-financed transport infrastructure projects are fundamentally changing connectivity in East Africa.
The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
January 16, 2019
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
In Burkina Faso, peer pressure – not just checkbook diplomacy – helped motivate the switch from Taiwan.
Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa
Aiding Africa: If Not China, Then Who?
October 11, 2018
Aiding Africa: If Not China, Then Who?
An overemphasis on the challenges posed by Chinese aid to Africa can conceal the difficulty of providing credible alternatives.
Aiding Africa: If Not China, Then Who?
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
October 10, 2018
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Japan has a long, albeit low-key, history of high-quality infrastructure projects in African countries.
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
October 05, 2018
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
China’s presence in Africa has been unfairly vilified. In Zambia, however, this criticism is unusually apt.
Mines, Money, Mandarin: China in Zambia
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
October 02, 2018
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Japanese investment in Africa naturally invites comparison with the activities of China in the same region.
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
Can China Bring Peace to Africa?
September 10, 2018
Can China Bring Peace to Africa?
FOCAC is not all about economics. China is also making great contributions to peace and security on the continent.
Can China Bring Peace to Africa?
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
September 05, 2018
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
The right question is what African leaders will do to demand what Africans need.
Are Chinese Loans To Africa Good or Bad? That’s The Wrong Question.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
The Stumbling Block to China's Soft Power
April 17, 2018
The Stumbling Block to China's Soft Power
China's struggles with multiculturalism and race issues will hinder its soft power overseas.
The Stumbling Block to China's Soft Power
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
March 20, 2018
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
China is here to stay, and Western and African countries alike should make the most of it.
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
March 16, 2018
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
China is playing an unusually direct role in Sierra Leone's presidential campaign.
‘We Are Chinese’: How China Is Influencing Sierra Leone’s Presidential Election
China's Medical Aid in Africa
March 14, 2018
China's Medical Aid in Africa
China is doing more than building roads in Africa. It's also curing patients.
China's Medical Aid in Africa
Is China Inflicting a 'Century of Humiliation' on the World?
February 04, 2018
Is China Inflicting a 'Century of Humiliation' on the World?
China's questionable practices and laissez-faire attitude are buying it a reputation similar to the colonial powers that once tormented it.
Is China Inflicting a 'Century of Humiliation' on the World?
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