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North Sumatra's Dairi Bataknese communities threatened by the China newly funded Dairi Prima Mineral (DPM) mine in North Sumatra gathered outside the Chinese embassy building in South Jakarta, Indonesia on June 11, 2024 to state their unheard voices. They demand that the Indonesian government, the mine developer, and a new Chinese state-controlled financier to stop the project due to substantial evidence showing that it poses significant and deadly risks to nearby villages. Photo by Mas Agung Wilis Yudha Baskoro.
On Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, 2024, around 60 people adorned in bright-colored traditional garments gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Jakarta. They were the Batak Dairi people, the Indigenous communities threatened by a zinc and lead mine funded by China. They demanded that China halt its support for the project, which ...

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“This sounds quite right: “America Is Losing the Arab World: And China Is Reaping the Benefits” One could only add that it is not even just “the Arab world,” but almost the whole Muslim world.

Mustafa Akyol, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, United States

CGSP Journalists

Antonia Timmerman
Southeast Asia Editor
Han Zhen (寒槙)
China Editor
Christopher Edyegu
Africa Editor
Jony Essa
Arabic Editor
Chi Yuan(馳遠)
China Researcher

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Africa

Eric Olander spoke with Reuters about China’s economic engagement in Africa in the post-pandemic era.

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Eric Olander
Editor-in-Chief
Africa

In The Africa Report, Géraud Neema discusses how China and the U.S. approach Kenya’s debt relief.

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C. Geraud Neema
Africa Editor
Asia

On Singapore’s Money FM 89.3, Eric Olander discusses the latest developments in the South China Sea.

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Eric Olander
Editor-in-Chief
Mideast

On Israel’s Makan TV news in Arabic, Jony Essa discusses China’s role in Mideast Diplomacy

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Jony Essa
Middle East Editor
Europe

On FRANCE 24, Eric Olander discusses the political impact of Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe.

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Eric Olander
Editor-in-Chief
Mideast

On Israel’s Makan radio, Jony Essa explains China’s role in the response to Iran`s missile attack on Israel

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Jony Essa
Middle East Editor
Mideast

In Foreign Policy, Eric Olander discusses how much political leverage China has with Iran.

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Eric Olander
Editor-in-Chief
Africa

In African Business, Geraud Neema discussed the expansion of Chinese e-commerce companies on the continent.

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C. Geraud Neema
Africa Editor
Africa

In Foreign Policy, Geraud Neema talks about China-free critical mineral supply chains.

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C. Geraud Neema
Africa Editor
Climate

On Kenya’s KTN News, Njenga Hakeenah discussed African demands to develop climate-resilient infrastructure.

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Njenga Hakeenah
Africa Climate Editor
Diplomacy

Eric Olander spoke with Bloomberg about China’s diplomatic agenda in the Global South.

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Eric Olander
Editor-in-Chief
Mideast

On Israel’s Makan radio, Jony Essa explains China’s response to the Red Sea crisis.

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Jony Essa
Middle East Editor

Twice-weekly podcast dedicated to exploring every facet of China's engagement in Africa, Asia, and across the Global South. Hosted by Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden.
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