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Xi and Modi’s Frosty Encounter At SCO Summit Worrisome For Asia-Pacific Region

There was a lot of speculation, including from us, that this month's pullback of Chinese and Indian troops along their disputed border in the Himalayas was a goodwill gesture to set the stage for a sideline meeting between Xi and Modi at last week's SCO summit in ...

Chinese Embassy in Nigeria Issues Urgent Security Warning: Kidnappers “Stalking” Chinese Nationals

The Chinese embassy in Nigeria issued an alarming warning this weekend to some of its nationals in the country, urging them to evacuate immediately so as to avoid abduction. The embassy sent alerts that bandits are "stalking Chinese citizens and ...

China’s Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa is Back in the Region Promoting a Very Different Kind of Peace

Xue Bing, China's Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, is back in the region, making the rounds to various capitals to meet with senior-level officials. Xue kicked off his latest tour in Eritrea on Friday, where he met with President Isaias Afwerki. Then on ...

China Sends High-Level Envoy to President João Lourenço’s Second Inauguration in Angola

China dispatched Liu Yuxi, the newly-named Special Representative on African Affairs and former ambassador to the African Union, to attend last week's second inauguration ceremony for President João Lourenço. The two then met later for talks.

Ghanaian Government Steps Up Illegal Mining Crackdown in the Wake of Aisha Huang Arrest

Ghanaian security forces arrested 164 people last week in a new crackdown on the illegal small-scale gold mining known as "galamsey." Many of those detained are foreigners, mostly from West African countries but none from China. The government's renewed ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Climate Sweet, Climate Bitter

Last week it was Pakistan, this week South Florida. The climate collapse is like a monstrous four-dimensional version of whack-a-mole. You never know where – or how – it will hit. But the hits keep coming.

With the damaged Nord Stream pipeline (and the Global North’s unmitigated hydrocarbon dependence it represents) bubbling away in the Baltic Sea, U.S. climate czar John Kerry’s high-handed comments to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment earlier this month ...

China Thinks Its Measures in Xinjiang Could Help Arab Governments Fight Islamic Extremism

The Chinese Foreign Ministry's top security official, Cheng Guoping, met with security analysts in the United Arab Emirates earlier this month to tout Beijing's "achievements in countering anti-terrorism and de-radicalization in Xinjiang." Cheng was joined by Xinjiang Public Security ...