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China, Kazakhstan Worry About “Spillover” From the War In Ukraine to Countries in Central Asia

Concerns that the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine will spread to Central Asia was a key topic of conversation on Tuesday during talks between Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang also issued a ...

China, Cambodia Deny Washington Post Report of New PLA Navy Base

Chinese and Cambodian officials were quick to dismiss a Washington Post report this week that claimed the Chinese are building a new base at the Ream naval base in Preah Sihanouk province. "Cambodia won’t allow the Chinese military to use it ...

Alibaba Launches New Cloud Computing Venture in Saudi Arabia

TWEET TRANSLATION:The launched its new cloud computing joint venture with China's Alibaba which includes two data centers in Riyadh. The company will provide cloud computing services to meet growing demand in Saudi Arabia in the retail, financial, tech and internet sectors. ...

Gulf Countries’ Silence on China Uyghur Issue Becomes Focal Point in Anti-Islam Dispute With India

The escalating dispute between India and Persian Gulf governments over incendiary anti-Islamic comments made by the ruling BJP's national spokeswoman Nupur Sharma over the weekend is now drawing attention to Gulf countries' noticeable silence over the years on anything related to the treatment of China's Muslim ...

Huawei’s Former Premium Brand Phone Tries to Reboot in South Africa

Huawei's now independent high-end smartphone brand HONOR, which was spun off in 2020 in response to crippling U.S. sanctions, is now setting its sights on the South African mobile market. The company said it's been investing heavily to build brand awareness ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

China’s Top Africa Diplomat is Getting Back on the Road Again

China's top diplomat for Africa, Wu Peng, embarked on a seven-nation tour of the continent on Tuesday, his first visit to the continent since last November.  He's far more active on Twitter than most other senior Chinese ...