African Ties May Indicate China’s Soft Power

Answering the question of whether China exerts soft power in the world depends heavily on the point of view of the critic, according to Trefor Moss in The Diplomat: “China has little attractive power – in the West. But...

Zambia: China’s African Headache

Violent incidents involving Chinese in Africa highlight the risks of China’s expansion on the continent. A week ago, a Chinese manager was killed at Zambia’s Collum copper mine, which has seen other conflicts in the...

Chinese Manager Killed at Zambian Mine

One Chinese manager has been killed and two injured at a copper mine in Zambia where 11 local workers were shot in 2010. From The Wall Street Journal: Scores of irate coal miners on Saturday attacked their supervisors after...

China in Africa: King Cobra and the Dragon

In the most recent episode of Al Jazeera’s People & Power, Solange Chatelard documents her time in Zambia during the campaign and election of Michael Sata. From the video’s introduction: China’s increasing...

Zambia President Changes Stance on China

Michael Sata was elected President of Zambia after waging a campaign in support of workers’ rights and against abuses by Chinese companies operating in the country. Soon after taking office, Sata declared he would target...

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...

China Critic Wins Zambian Election

Africa’s largest copper producer has elected and sworn in a new president, “anti-China” candidate Michael Sata. During his campaign, Sata accused Chinese mining companies of exploitation, while decrying the...

China's Stake in Zambia's Election

The BBC examines suspicions over China’s role in upcoming elections in Zambia: In the run-up to Tuesday’s polls there are questions being asked about just how far China’s influence in Zambia spreads, and if...

The Zambian Shootings in the Chinese Media

The African Boots blog translates an investigative piece in New Century Weekly about the shooting of Zambian miners at a Chinese-managed mine who had protested against poor working conditions: The New Century Weekly article...

Zambia Questions Chinese over Shooting of Miners

A Zambian news organization is reporting that 11 miners were shot and wounded while complaining to Chinese management about working conditions, though few other details are available: Eleven miners including one onlooker have...

How China Has Created a New Slave Empire in Africa

In the Daily Mail, Peter Hitchens gives a dramatic perspective on the living and working conditions of laborers in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo working for Chinese companies: These poor, hopeless, angry people...

Special Report: China in Africa

Fast Company magazine has published a special issue focusing on China in Africa. From the first article in the multi-part series: In just a few years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has become the most aggressive...

Zambians Sacked Over China Attack

From BBC News : Some 500 Zambian mine workers have been sacked after rioting and attacking a Chinese manager . Those sacked have three days to reapply for their jobs, while seven union officials have also been arrested. The...



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