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Kenya’s Latest Economic Data is a Warning to Other Developing Countries With Large Chinese Debts and Trade Deficits

Kenya’s National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) released grim new data this week that highlights the acute problems confronting developing countries with large Chinese trade deficits and debts, both of which increased substantially: TRADE: The country’s trade deficit with China

Chinese Tech and Mining Companies Team Up to Build First 5G Connected Mine in Southern Africa

The South African subsidiary of Chinese mining giant Zijin will build southern Africa's first-ever 5G connected mine using Huawei technology. South Africa Zijin Platinum contracted with SA telco major MTN to build the Huawei network at the Limpopo mine in northern ...

Split Views in Africa Over China’s Push to Build Parliaments and Other Government Buildings Across the Continent

The imminent handover of the newly-built Zimbabwe parliament building that was almost entirely paid for by the Chinese government has prompted a lively debate online about China's so-called "Palace Diplomacy" in Africa. Opinions about the new hall in Harare ...

Why You Should Pay More Attention to China’s Global Development Initiative 

When President Xi Jinping announced China's Global Development Initiative (GDI) in September, the response among Western observers was muted.   Not so in China, where scholars see the GDI and its sibling, the Global Security Initiative, ...