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...

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...

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...

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...

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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