The Queensway Syndicate and the Africa Trade

The Economist investigates the China International Fund, a shadowy Hong Kong-based syndicate accused of a range of misdeeds. These include corruption, profiteering with African natural resources while breaking the terms of...

Human Rights Last

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...

Zimbabwe Cargo Plane Crashes In China, Killing 3

AP has details about the cargo plane crash at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport: A Zimbabwe cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off Saturday from Shanghai’s main international airport, killing three crew...

Al Jazeera: China Buys the World

In a week-long series titled “China Buys the World,” Al Jazeera looks at “China’s global expansion, and what it means.” The website includes a number of reports and videos focusing on China’s...

Zimbabwe Says China Is Giving It Loans

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....

China Helps Fight Cholera in Zimbabwe

From BusinessDay (Zimbabwe): China has promised to assist Zimbabwe with the latest crisis to hit the beleaguered African nation: a severe cholera outbreak. China has pledged $500,000 of vaccines for Zimbabwe. Reuters has...

China Tells Mugabe “To Behave”

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...

Why Has China Bought Mugabe a Mansion?

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...

China Vetos UN Sanctions on Zimbabwe

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...




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