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With Chinese Infrastructure Financing Drying Up in Africa, China’s Contractors Now Look to Europe

China's construction giants are knocking on the doors of development finance agencies in Europe in a bid to find new sources of funding for projects in Africa, according to a report in Global Trade Review. Until recently, Chinese ...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Takes a Ride on New Chinese Train Linking to New Chinese-Built Administrative Capital

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi boarded a Chinese-made train on Wednesday for a glimpse of what the new electrified metro railway will be like when it ferries commuters to and from the country's new administrative capital that's now under construction by Chinese contractors outside of Cairo. ...

When Viewed in Context, Africa’s Trade With China is Very Small

Although China is by far Africa's largest bilateral trading partner with two-way trade this year on track to exceed last year's $187 billion. In the January-August period, according to Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming, China-Africa trade is up 40.5% to $139.1 billion.

A Young Chinese Expat Reflects on What’s She Learned After Six Years of Living in Namibia

Chinese expatriate life in Africa is often seen as a mystery to outsiders due to the significant cultural and linguistic barriers that get in the way of closer ties. Like many immigrant populations around the world, Chinese residents in Africa often live in tight-knit communities that are ...

Kenyatta Urges African, Caribbean Leaders to “Wake Up” on COVID and Debt Issues

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta used his opening address at a virtual summit of African and Caribbean leaders on Wednesday to issue an urgent plea to fellow leaders that they have to "wake up" to the challenges presented by the pandemic and the worsening debt crisis ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Xi Jinping’s Summit Tour Continues to APEC in Thailand

This week’s carnival of summitry continues with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministerial meeting in Bangkok. While many leaders – including China’s President Xi Jinping – are continuing straight to Thailand from the G20 summit in Bali earlier this week, U.S. President Joe Biden won’t be there. Vice President Kamala Harris will stand in for him. 
The group’s first in-person meeting in four years is expected to focus on overcoming trade disruptions and supply ...

[NEW PODCAST] Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin & Liza Lin discuss whether China's surveillance can be exported abroad