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Report: Human Rights Abuses Cloud China’s Investment Push in The Global South

The steadily growing presence of Chinese companies in developing countries has been accompanied by an increase in social, environmental, and human rights violations that threaten Beijing's ambitions to become a "responsible great power," according to the findings in a new report published Tuesday by ...

Chinese Diplomats in Africa Are Increasingly Using Their Twitter Accounts to Amplify Anti-U.S. Propaganda

Ambassador Chen Xiaodong in Pretoria is among China's most senior and high-profile diplomats in Africa. Like many of his peers across the continent, he's turning to Twitter to relay anti-U.S. propaganda produced by Chinese state media. On Tuesday, ...

Chinese Expats in Ghana Are Getting Lured Into Currency Exchange Scams on WeChat

Scammers in China are now targeting overseas Chinese in Ghana through currency exchange scams on WeChat. Swapping currencies on WeChat is a common practice for Chinese expatriates in Africa. Here's how it works: 1) The scammers ...

An Update on the Current State of China-Zimbabwe Economic Relations

China's ties with Zimbabwe are either going off the rails or are among the strongest most dynamic in Africa depending on who you listen to. Mounting civil society anger towards Chinese companies and their apparent disregard for local labor and environmental ...

TRANSLATION: Nuclear Power Not a Viable Energy Option in Africa Say Trio of Chinese Experts

Africa's energy needs are enormous, especially as countries across the continent are moving quickly to build power-hungry industrial sectors. While the need for abundant clean energy is clearly there, some, led by Russian vendors, have proposed that nuclear energy may be the right solution.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...