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Argentina Scores $924 Million in Deals from China

Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa managed to secure almost a billion dollars' worth of investment deals on the first leg of his trip to China. He is on an economic rescue mission, with talks expected to renew and extend a currency ...

How Zambia’s Debt Mix is Forecast to Evolve

This projection of how Zambia’s public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt servicing will shift over the next few years showed up in a recent public lecture by the Johns Hopkins University debt expert Deborah Brautigam at Peking University. PPG refers to ...

Anti-Chinese Campaign on Nigerian Twitter Raises Questions

Readers following West Africa-China relations will know that unhappiness about Chinese involvement in small-scale mining is ongoing, especially in Ghana. However, a new campaign on Nigerian Twitter under the tag #STOPCHINESEILLEGALMINING is raising all kinds of questions. First, a significant number of the ...

G7 Food Security Plan “A Castle in the Sky”: Chinese Researcher

At their summit in Hiroshima, Japan, earlier in mid-May, the Group of Seven wealthy industrial nations committed themselves to improving global food security. The Hiroshima Statement for Resilient Global Food Security called for increasing development assistance and food aid to address an ...

Q&A: Indonesian, Chinese Nickel Workers Struggle With Racial Tension, But Must Tread Path to Solidarity

This year opened with a clash that erupted between Indonesian and Chinese workers at Gunbuster Nickel Industry (GNI), a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, claiming lives from each side. It’s tempting to count the clash as evidence ...

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 ...

Q&A: Hong Kong Expertise Playing Pivotal Role in Transitioning Popular Motorbike Taxis in Kenya

A small group of entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and China is pioneering a new e-mobility business model in Kenya that aims to revolutionize the country’s ubiquitous motorbike taxis known as bodabodas. Tucked away in a garage in Nairobi’s Upperhill business district, ...