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Asia’s “Patriotic Geeks” Pose Problems

With momentum building for other Asian countries such as Japan to recruit “patriotic geeks” into their own cyber militias, similar to the groups believed to be backed by the Chinese government, Adam Segal writes on...

Looking Back: Mekong River Murders

Reuters has published a special report detailing its investigation into the Mekong River murders of 13 Chinese sailors last October, an investigation which challenges the official account of the attack: The Thai military says...

China to Have Half of Asia’s Millionaires: Report

According to a study by Julius Baer Group and CLSA Asia Pacific Markets, China’s millionaires will account for half of Asia’s rich as well as hold more than half of the wealth in the region by 2015. From Bloomberg:...

Understand Al-Qaeda, Understand China.

No longer fully distracted by its military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US is focusing again on China’s rise.  Please read the article in the Asia Times Online here: BEIJING – Let’s imagine that...

William A. Callahan: China’s Glee

On China Beat, William A. Callahan, Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester, compares China’s rise to the popular U.S. TV series Glee: Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World, tells...

Beijing Air ‘Not That Bad’, Olympics Organisers Say

Olympic organisers say air quality in Beijing is “not that bad”, and they say they can guarantee clearer skies for the games. From ABCNews, Australia. The pledge came as the city was again blanketed in a thick haze,...

China-Africa: Daily News Round-Up 070208

Scott Greathead on China and the Darfur Issue In this four minute-long video clip from an event at the Asia Society in New York on June 18th, 2008, corporate lawyer and human rights advocate Scott Greathead outlines...

China’s Environmental Footprint in Africa

From CSR Asia: China’s involvement in Africa has provoked much debate and discussion. These have usually been revolved around two core issues. On one side, China is viewed as the new colonizer out to exploit Africa’s natural...

CTA Briefing: Chinese Development Activities in Africa

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development and tasked to improve the flow of information among stakeholders in agricultural and...

Riz Khan Show: China in Africa

An edition of the Riz Khan show on Al Jazeera English, which originally aired on June 25, 2008, examines the potentially fragile relationship between China and Africa and asks if China is exploiting African nations or offering...

Liu Guijin on China’s Role in Zimbabwe

Liu Guijin, China’s top envoy to Africa, is quoted in several news outlets with comments on China’s position toward the current situation in Zimbabwe: From Xinhua: China supports the mediation efforts taken by the...

IMF to Study Congo’s China Deal

From Reuters: The International Monetary Fund’s country representative for Congo, Xavier Maret, said the $9 billion mining and infrastructure partnership with China signed by Kinshasa this year had raised questions about...

U.N.’s Ban Calls on China to Be Bigger Peacemaker

From Reuters: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged China to match its growing economic and political clout with more funding and troops for peacekeeping operations to meet growing international crises. China, a...

China in Africa: Invasion or the New Face of Globalization?

After reading about a recent incident off the coast of Cameroon where local fishermen attacked a Chinese fishing trawler, a blogger in Senegal writes: […] [T]he Chinese influx is also due to its willingness to trade...

Dr. Brautigam: China’s Engagement in Africa

  Below are relevant sections on China’s engagement in Africa from an interview in the Mauritius Times with Dr. Deborah Brautigam, Associate Professor in the International Development Program at American University’s...

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