Last week, the U.S.-based think tank National Bureau of Asian Research published a roundtable edition of its Asia Policy journal that shared African perspectives on the China-Africa relationship. One essay was written by...
China Plays Mediator in the Horn of Africa, Leverages Local Media to Reinforce Narrative of Benevolence
Jun 28, 2022
The Chinese government has been courting the Global South to advance its image as a responsible guarantor of international security and development. Last week, China took the initiative by hosting the first China-Horn of Africa...
Jun 6, 2014
At Think Africa Press, James Wan reports that 200,000 Ugandans have signed up for a company which...
Mar 18, 2012
A common theme in Chinese netizens’ reactions to news from abroad is introspection, with stories often becoming lenses through which to view Chinese issues. The 2011 Japan quake prompted musings on Chinese nationalism and...
Oct 1, 2009
Despite recent setbacks, China is persevering in its efforts to secure major oil deals in Africa. From the Wall Street Journal: China state-owned CNOOC Ltd. (CEO) has become the latest company to enter talks with Uganda over a...
Mar 29, 2005
China’s economic clout in various African nations has been widely reported in recent years. But according to this Christian Science Monitor article, China is also exerting a powerful political influence in countries such as Zimbabwe: China is increasingly making its presence felt on the continent – from building roads in Kenya and Rwanda to increasing […]
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