Africa trade

Is Zimbabwe’s Economy Clenched In China’s Fist?

The Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson reports on China’s growing influence in Zimbabwe, which has been construed as a mockery of Western sanctions: In Zimbabwe, the press is full of signs of China’s growing influence. There...

Fake Drug Pipeline Undercuts Malaria Progress

The Wall Street Journal examines the global trade in fake, counterfeit and otherwise substandard malaria medication, in which China and particularly Guangzhou’s African community appear to play a substantial part. From...

Xi Trip Highlights China’s Africa Influence

Xi Jinping’s first overseas tour as China’s president is set to commence this weekend. After a stop in Russia, President Xi will travel to Africa – a continent where Beijing’s influence is a subject of...

China’s Arms Exports Flooding Sub-Saharan Africa

As China transitions from being the world’s largest weapons importer to becoming a major producer, the Washington Post examines its role as an exporter of arms to 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. While the exports do...

Foreigners in Guangzhou Protest Death of Expat

Foreigners living in China have been in the spotlight recently as the behavior of a few has inspired the government to crack down on the group as a whole. In Guangzhou, tensions have flared between expats and authorities when a...

Africa’s Free Press Problem

In the New York Times, Mohamed Keita, Africa advocacy coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, writes about declining press freedom conditions in many African countries and the increasingly influential role of...

Chinatowns and "Chocolate City": The Magic of Diasporas

Amidst a climate of widespread hostility towards immigrants in rich nations, The Economist points out the economic and other advantages diasporic populations bring to both host and home countries. Overseas Chinese, who taken...

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century

Former New York Times Shanghai correspondent and current Columbia University Journalism School professor Howard French speaks with Radio Open Source about the role of Chinese migrants in Africa: HF: I was struck every time I got...



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