Zhōngguó rénmín de lǎo péngyou 中国人民的老朋友 Old Friends of the Chinese People Official parlance for...
Jul 6, 2015
The Washington Post’s Laura Seay discusses China’s presence in Africa with Howard...
Aug 3, 2013
The Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson reports on China’s growing influence in Zimbabwe, which has been construed as a mockery of Western sanctions: In Zimbabwe, the press is full of signs of China’s growing influence. There...
Feb 23, 2011
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...
Jul 1, 2009
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....
Jul 28, 2008
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...
Jul 20, 2008
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...
Jul 11, 2008
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...
Jul 3, 2008
From Howard W. French in the International Herald Tribune: […] Western governments led by London and Washington look at Mugabe’s rule and see such a clear-cut case of evil that they are at a loss to understand why...
Jul 1, 2008
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...
Jun 24, 2008
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...
Sep 3, 2007
The Chinese government has announced plans to drop all support for Zimbabwe, except humanitarian assistance, in an effort to tone down its support for dictatorial regimes: Robert Mugabe is to lose vital support from one of his few remaining allies on the world stage, China. One of the Zimbabwe president’s oldest diplomatic friends, China yesterday […]
Jun 6, 2007
In a sign that international criticism of China’s support for the ruthless regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe may have had an effect, Chinese diplomats are apparently less enthusiastic about relations between the two countries. But a cooling in ties may be due as much to economic concerns on both sides as politics: In the […]
May 5, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: The walls surrounding the Chinese Embassy in Harare are getting higher. “Extra security,” our host explained nervously – and one small indicator that China’s relationship with Zimbabwe is changing. Formerly a staunch supporter of President Robert Mugabe, Beijing has said conspicuously little about the current crisis in Zimbabwe, which started on […]
Jul 30, 2005
From theage.com.au: “We will never be a colony again!” This has been the catch-cry of Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe throughout his 25-year reign. But while he rails against perceived imperialist, colonial agendas and denounces anything white-skinned or Western, Mr Mugabe has spent this week in China signing over his bankrupt country’s resources to the Asian […]
Jul 28, 2005
From the BBC: Zimbabwe’s political isolation has only hastened the process, as President Mugabe’s growing alienation from the West has created an economic vacuum that Beijing is rushing to fill. China’s policy of non-interference in the political affairs of others, and a refusal to take other governments to task on issues of human rights and […]
Jul 27, 2005
From BBC NEWS: China will use its veto to stop the United Nations Security Council from criticising Zimbabwe’s slum clearance, President Robert Mugabe says. The UK and the US have asked the Security Council to discuss the demolitions, after a UN report said 700,000 had been made homeless. Mr Mugabe is on a week-long visit […]
Jul 27, 2005
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 — and quite rightly — condemning his odious regime. The report deplored the mass, indiscriminate destruction of urban slums and shantytowns in Zimbabwe, leaving 700,000 […]
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