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.
July 10, 2020
Taiwan Throws a Diplomatic Curveball by Establishing Ties With Somaliland
By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s decision to establish relations with the unrecognized state – with a probable eye on formalizing country-to-country ties – is an unusually audacious move.
February 28, 2020
Can Mozambique Learn to Love China?
By Ari Rickman
China is attempting to build a soft power network across Africa. The experience of the Confucius Institute in Mozambique suggests the effort is only partially successful.
February 24, 2020
Pompeo’s Africa Trip Reinforces Message of Competition With China
By Eleanor Albert
Increasingly, U.S. diplomacy around the world is being shaped by the perceived competition with China.
January 25, 2020
Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.
December 12, 2019
China in Africa’s Peace and Security Landscape
By Abdou Rahim Lema
China and many African countries have converging interests in ensuring a stable, secure, and peaceful Africa.
December 04, 2019
Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana
By Joseph Hammond
China is building influence in the West African power, but illegal mining issues continue to plague ties.
August 09, 2019
US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.
July 31, 2019
The Evolution of Afro-Chinese Identity
By Layne Vandenberg
Interracial relationships between Africans and Chinese are changing how Chinese identity is defined for their children.
February 14, 2019
How a Pay TV Company Is Serving up a Soft Power Win for China in Africa
By Angela Lewis
StarTimes is making inroads across the continent, and winning fans in the process.
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
By Brendon J. Cannon
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
January 28, 2019
Zambia Debates Chinese ‘Economic Slavery’
By Bonnie Girard
The southern African country is seeing increasing backlash to China’s influence.