A series of recent reports from think tanks in Europe, Taiwan, and the U.S. have highlighted the extent of China’s influence in other countries. Using a variety of metrics and case studies, the reports map malign influence,...
Oct 11, 2017
While China’s increasing foreign investments in nations in Latin America, Africa, and the...
Nov 8, 2009
The New York Times reports on the Forum on African-China Cooperation currently underway in Egypt: Prime Minister Wen Jiabao pledged to grant African countries $10 billion in low-interest development loans over the next three...
Jan 30, 2007
The Mercury News reports on Hu Jintao’s visit to Africa, his second in nine months: Hu’s first stop is Cameroon, then he heads to Liberia, Sudan, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique and the Seychelles before returning to China 12 days later. Driven by its resource-hungry economy and seeking greater global clout, China is courting African […]
Jan 29, 2007
From SanDiego.com: China will lend African nations $3 billion in preferential credit over three years and double aid and interest-free loans over the same time, Beijing said on Monday ahead of President Hu Jintao’s tour to woo the continent. The announcement by China’s Ministry of Commerce stressed the offer came with none of the strictures […]
Oct 23, 2006
From Financial Times: Paul Wolfowitz, the president of the World Bank, has sharply criticised China and its banks for ignoring human rights and environmental standards when lending to developing countries in Africa. Mr Wolfowitz said big Chinese banks ignored the so-called “Equator Principles”, a voluntary code of conduct pledging that projects financed by private bank […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends