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For an article in Foreign Policy, Gary Bass interviews numerous Chinese Foreign Ministry officials and asks them about China’s diplomatic relationships with leaders of Zimbabwe, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, and other...

Zimbabwe Says China Is Giving It Loans

From the New York Times: Defense Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who ran Mr. Mugabe’s violent re-election campaign last year, was himself leading a delegation of officials from the governing party, ZANU-PF, in Beijing on Tuesday....

China Tells Mugabe “To Behave”

Excerpts from this recent Telegraph article also supports the observation that news reports of China’s activities in Africa have dramatically decreased in the run-up to the Olympics.  A demand by China that the Zimbabwean...

Why Has China Bought Mugabe a Mansion?

In an opinion piece in the Telegraph, columnist Christopher Booker writes: It may not be surprising that, as befits any mad dictator, President Mugabe is now the proud owner of a palatial £4.5 million mansion in Harare and a...

China Vetos UN Sanctions on Zimbabwe

Below are excerpts from press coverage of China and Russia’s veto of a UN attempt to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and some of his key allies. From the Guardian: British and US efforts to...

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...

China’s Role in Zimbabwe

Earlier this week, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote in Zimbabwe is impossible because of a “campaign of violence” waged by President Robert Mugabe’s government in the run-up to...

China and Mugabe – Globe and Mail

From The Globe and Mail: It is entirely coincidental that Robert Mugabe‘s six-day feting in China began on the weekend hard on the heels of a United Nations report harshly —


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