Zhōngguó rénmín de lǎo péngyou 中国人民的老朋友 Old Friends of the Chinese People Official parlance for...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 6, 2015
The Washington Post’s Laura Seay discusses China’s presence in Africa with Howard...
by Matthias Giessler | 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...
by Matthias Giessler | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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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