Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Week in Review: Sanctions, Supply Chains & Security

South African police investigate the latest in a string of carjackings and robberies targeting the local Chinese community. Image via South Africa Daily WeChat.

Three robbery-hijackings in a week have put South Africa’s Chinese community on edge. The latest incident occurred last week in the Humewood area of Port Elizabeth where like the previous two incidents an ethnic Chinese driver was forced off the road and robbed at gunpoint. The assailants also forced the victims to use their mobile phones to transfer funds to make an online transfer to their accounts. South African police are now warning people in the Chinese community to avoid carrying large sums of cash and even to reduce the amounts of money available in standard banks accounts. (SOUTH AFRICA DAILY — in Chinese)

Chinese President Xi Jinping is beginning to rally leaders from other developing countries to join his new “Global Development Initiative” (GDI) which he announced in his UN General Assembly speech last month. President Xi raised the issue on Wednesday in separate phone calls with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape. The GDI is a new 8-point policy framework that will guide China’s engagement with developing countries. (XINHUA)

Lead the Conversation on China

Subscribe Today to Get Full Access to The China-Global South Project

Check Out Everything You'll Get With Your Subscription

The China-Global South Daily Brief delivered to your inbox at 6AM Washington time

Full access to exclusive news and analysis from editors based in the Global South

Transcripts of CGSP’s twice-weekly podcasts

Students and teachers with a valid .edu email address are eligible for a 50% discount off monthly or yearly subscriptions. Email us to receive a discount code.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.