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.
China and Cameroon’s Evolving Political and Military Cooperation
By R. Maxwell Bone
Since 1971, China-Cameroon ties have gone from largely symbolic to deep defense and political cooperation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.