What Sata’s Win in Zambia Means for China

The implications of Zambia’s election of Michael Sata, a fierce critic of Chinese involvement in the country, continue to attract analysis. At The Atlantic, Howard French examines the widespread interpretation of the...

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 Helps the Powerful in Namibia

From the New York Times: So far this year, the Beijing government has secretly awarded scholarships to study in China to the offspring of nine top officials, including to the daughter of Namibia’s president, Hifikepunye Pohamba....

China Distributes Aid in Africa, With a Catch

The third article in a New York Times series called “Uneasy Engagement,” which examines “stresses and strains of China’s emergence as a global power,” looks at China’s complicated relationship with...

Namibians Say Inquiry on China Will Expand

From the New York Times: Namibian prosecutors investigating allegations of kickbacks on government contracts with China have expanded their inquiry to include a Chinese contract to build a key railroad link, investigators said...

Graft Inquiry in Namibia Finds Clues in China

The New York Times reports on the corruption investigation in Namibia which implicates Hu Haifeng, the son of President Hu Jintao: The charges against the three, including one Chinese national, have yet to be heard in court....

Central Propaganda Department Censorship Order on the Case of Hu Haifeng, Son of Hu Jintao

On the story of Hu Jintao’s Son Linked to African Corruption Probe, here is the latest instructions from the Central Propaganda Department to all search engines: 胡海峰 纳米比亚、纳米比亚 行贿调查、杨帆 行贿调查、清华同方 行贿调查、南部非洲 行贿调查-以上关键词请各搜索引擎屏蔽为全站无结果...

Hu Jintao’s Son Linked to African Corruption Probe

The Telegraph reports on a corruption probe in Namibia which involves a Chinese company headed until last year by Hu Jintao’s son, Hu Haifeng, 38: The investigation centres on a £34 million deal Namibia signed with Nuctech...

China Gets Permission to Import Ivory From Africa

For background on this story, please see the previous CDT post, UN May Legalize Ivory Sales from Africa to China. From Reuters: China won the right at a U.N. wildlife meeting on Tuesday to import elephant ivory from Africa under...

Namibia: Govt Supports China On Tibet

Africa’s Namibian government yesterday expressed solidarity with China and support for its “One China Policy” reported the Namibian. In a short statement released late yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...



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