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Lots and Lots of Meetings in Both China and Africa Ahead of FOCAC

The African diplomatic corps in China often take the lead in negotiating the key agenda topics for major events like the upcoming FOCAC summit and often work together as a block.  Tanzania's ambassador, Mbelwa Kairuki, met on ...

One of China’s Leading Foreign Policy Think Tanks Proposes 5 Ways the U.S. and China Can Work Together To Resolve the Debt Crisis in the Global South

Two scholars at the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS), one of China's most prestigious and influential foreign policy think tanks, published an uncharacteristically direct appeal for the United States and China to work together to help resolve the worsening debt crisis in developing countries. ...

In Glasgow, Biden Positioned His Global Infrastructure Plan Against China’s Without Actually Saying “China”

U.S. President Joe Biden addressed the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday. He used some of his time to restate the broad principles guiding his Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative that is ostensibly intended to build infrastructure in developing countries but is also ...

New Chinese-Financed and Constructed Airport Opens in Southern Nigeria

The governor of the southern Nigerian state of Anambra officially took delivery on Saturday of a new international airport from the China Railway Beijing Engineering Bureau. The project was also wholly financed by Chinese investors. The project took almost four years, and ...

Why One of the Boldest Experiments in Chinese Infrastructure Financing in Africa May Only Benefit Wealthy Motorists

There's growing excitement in the Kenyan capital that congestion-weary motorists will finally get some relief, now that the 27-kilometer Nairobi Expressway is nearing completion. Years of construction have further snarled the city's already miserable traffic but that's expected to improve once the China Road and Bridge Corporation ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Kenyan Startup BasiGo Begins Selling Locally-Manufactured BYD Electric Buses From China

The mobility startup Basigo on Tuesday officially launched operations in Nairobi, where it is now manufacturing electric-powered buses from kits imported from the Chinese EV giant BYD. BasiGo will sell two versions of its coaches, 25 and 36 ...

Chinese Man Awarded Honorary Chieftan Title in Central Nigeria

The chief of the central Nigerian town of Keffi in Nasarawa State awarded a local chieftain title to the Shandong native Cong Hui (丛辉) in appreciation of his contributions to economic development in the community. Cong works for PowerChina and is ...

Chinese Policy Options in Response to the Worsening Security Crisis in Ethiopia

The pressure on Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed intensified considerably over the past 24 hours following reports that rebel forces from the northern Tigray region are gaining ground and even apparently considering marching towards the capital Addis Ababa. In response, the PM declared a state of emergency ...

A Left Perspective on China-Africa Relations

In the run-up to Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place later this month in Dakar, CAP is speaking with a wide spectrum of activists, analysts, and other thought leaders about what they think should be on the agenda ...