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Xi Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Saudi Arabia. His time there will be taken up by bilateral meetings and regional summits with leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa. So far, the press coverage has mostly ...

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Xi Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Saudi Arabia. His time there will be taken up by bilateral meetings and regional summits with leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa.
So far, the press coverage has mostly focused on the pageantry of the arrival, which saw a twenty-one-gun salute and squadrons of fighter planes spraying smoke in the colors of the Saudi and Chinese flags. China’s press celebrated Xi ...

Q&A: China’s DRC Envoy Says Beijing Open to Cooperate With U.S. in Congo

In 2021, Sino-Congolese relations were somewhat shaken when two major Chinese investments in the mining sector in D.R. Congo were questioned and investigated by NGOs and Congolese authorities. The Sicomines project was the target for some of this criticism. The ...

It Was a Bad, Very Bad Week For Chinese Mining in Africa

Two of China's largest and most important mining ventures in Africa encountered major problems this week. In Guinea, the government shut down the Sino-Australian joint venture to operate the massive Simandou iron ore mine, a major blow to Beijing's ambitions to ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in BRI Countries Jumped 10.2% in the First Five Months of the Year

Chinese foreign direct investment in BRI countries jumped 10.2% to $8.2 billion in the first five months of the year, according to new data from the Chinese government. Singapore, Indonesia and Pakistan were among the top FDI destinations in 2022. But the news wasn't so good for Chinese ...