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...

New Reports on China’s Role in Africa

A new report from the NGO Saferworld details the effect of China’s expanding African presence on the continent’s security and stability. China’s bilateral relations with African states are largely determined by its...

China’s French King in Africa

Evan Osnos meets a Chinese scientist on his way to a new assignment in Congo: The red-eye is operated by Ethiopian Airlines; it stops in Delhi and then Addis Ababa, where passengers like my seatmate would fan out across the...

China’s $9bn Drive to Buy Africa’s Mineral Wealth

The Telegraph reports on a recent deal between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo that confirms China as Congo’s largest foreign investor and cements its control over more and more of Africa’s natural...

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...

Special Report: China in Africa

Fast Company magazine has published a special issue focusing on China in Africa. From the first article in the multi-part series: In just a few years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has become the most aggressive...

Congo Outlines $9bn China Deal

The Financial Times reports on China’s new controversial deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo in which China will receive millions of tons of natural resources in exchange for building up the DRC’s...

China Outdoes Europeans in Congo

In an analysis for Inter Press Service, John Vandaele suggests that ,in contrast to Europe’s colonial history in Africa, China’s thirst for natural resources (leading to a major Sino-Congolese deal of US$12 billion of...

Alarm Over China’s Congo Deal – William Wallis and Rebecca Bream

From The Financial Times: Mining companies, the International Monetary Fund and other donors were scrambling on Wednesday for clarification of a planned deal between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The deal would tie up mineral resources in exchange for $5bn (‚Ǩ3.6bn, ¬£2.5bn) in infrastructure projects and loans. A preliminary agreement was signed this […]



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