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China in Africa: King Cobra and the Dragon

In the most recent episode of Al Jazeera’s People & Power, Solange Chatelard documents her time in Zambia during the campaign and election of Michael Sata. From the video’s introduction: China’s increasing...

Documentary and Debate on China in Africa

The Atlantic’s Damien Ma welcomes a new documentary on China’s presence in Africa from brothers Marc and Nick Francis: China’s expanding footprint in Africa has become almost synonymous with a paradigmatic...

Charity Begins Abroad: China and Foreign Aid

The Economist tracks the transition of China and the other BRIC nations from net recipients to net donors of aid, and explores differences between these new donors’ contributions and those of the West. Even today, America...

China in Africa: A “New Colonialism”?

In contrast with Hillary Clinton’s recent warnings of China’s “new colonialism”, the Stimson Center argues that China’s interests in Africa “should not be seen as categorically harmful”....

China 2008: China and the Developing World

Over the next week, CDT will post a series of topic pages on relevant issues facing China. The first, below, is on China’s relations with the developing world: One of the most interesting developments in China’s...

China Outdoes Europeans in Congo

In an analysis for Inter Press Service, John Vandaele suggests that ,in contrast to Europe’s colonial history in Africa, China’s thirst for natural resources (leading to a major Sino-Congolese deal of US$12 billion of...

China Denies Checkbook Diplomacy in Africa – Reuters

From Reuters: China dismissed a Taiwan accusation of buying diplomatic recognition in Africa with $250 million in aid and loans on Tuesday, saying it was like a burglar shouting ‘stop thief!’ Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province, said Beijing had offered five African nations aid, loans and debt write-offs during recent state visits, highlighting […]

China Courts Africa With Aid, Projects – Rukmini Callimachi

From AP: China paid for the marble and tile parliament building soaring above the crumbling homes of this former Portuguese colony, and is also promising a dam and a military hospital _ all with none of the political strings Western donors might attach. Intent on cementing ties across Africa, China is active even in impoverished […]

China Pledges to Double Aid to Africa – Joe Mcdonald

From AP: President Hu Jintao opened a summit with dozens of African leaders Saturday by pledging to double China’s aid to Africa, provide billions of dollars in loans and build hospitals and schools as it tries to expand economic and political ties. China is trying to present itself as a partner in Africa’s economic and […]

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