As the deadly Ebola virus spreads in Western African countries, and as sometimes irrational fears...
by Josh Rudolph | May 20, 2014
Following Premier Li Keqiang’s recent tour of Africa on which he unveiled new aid totaling...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 24, 2012
China Daily’s Africa edition, launched last week, is just the latest component of a long-running soft power campaign. China has been sending medical teams to Africa for almost 50 years, and has 42 currently at work around...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 28, 2009
From the Japan Focus: An international discourse of China-in-Africa has emerged, particularly in Western countries with dense links to Africa: the US, UK and France. While China’s presence in Africa should be critically...
by Morgan Figuers | Apr 23, 2008
Only five years after reestablishing diplomatic relations with Liberia, China plans to invest billions into Liberia’s agriculture industry. From All Africa: A visiting Chinese delegation headed by the Chief Executive...
by Wu Nan | Jan 9, 2007
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 […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 4, 2007
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 […]
by Wu Nan | Nov 3, 2006
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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