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CDT Editors’ Picks: The Best of 2023

These are CDT editors’ selections of their favorite posts from CDT and elsewhere around the web over the course of 2023: Sophie Beach CDT Pick: Translation: The Women of “Salt Town,” by Cindy Carter I found this...

China Mobilizes BRICS Media in Praise of Xi

In only his second trip abroad this year, Xi Jinping attended this week’s BRICS summit in South Africa in the hope of scoring a major political victory. The five-member group—comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South...

New Reports on China’s International Media Strategy

Chinese state media’s external-facing content has become increasingly known for its aggressive stance towards Western geopolitical rivals and its ideological consistency under centralized leadership. Recent reports about Chinese...

China’s BRI Bailouts Draw Mixed Reception

Several reports published over the past two weeks shine a light on China’s lending practices abroad, in the context of an ongoing international debt crisis along parts of the BRI. The reports trace the evolution of BRI loans and...

New Reports Analyze Chinese Influence in African Media

Recent reports from several think tanks detailed the important role of the media in framing—and at times, facilitating or limiting—Chinese influence across Africa. These reports highlight the CCP’s growing efforts at...

China Under Scrutiny In Kenya’s Presidential Election

Votes are currently being tallied for Tuesday’s presidential election in Kenya, in which relations with China comprised a major campaign theme. The two main candidates, former deputy president William Ruto and former prime...

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