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Introducing ChatCGSP (beta)

Regular listeners of our podcast may have heard me discuss some of my anxieties about artificial intelligence and the threat that tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard pose to small independent news organizations like ours. In April, when U.S. Secretary of ...

Kenya’s High Court Rules Contract for Chinese-Financed Railway Can Remain Secret

Kenya's highest court ruled the government does not have to reveal the contract for the controversial Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Friday's ruling overturned a 2020 Appeals Court ruling that claimed the government had indeed flouted procurement disclosure laws when it refused to publish ...

Little Consensus Over Veracity of Ex-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Comms Director’s Accusation of CPC Influence

Bob Pickard, the former head of communications at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing, is now back home in Vancouver after he accused the Communist Party of China (CPC) of secretly interfering in the bank's operations. Pickard made the accusation in ...

WSJ: Shanghai-Based New Development Bank “Fighting For Its Very Survival”

The Chinese-initiated New Development Bank (aka "BRICS Bank") is reportedly facing a severe liquidity crisis as Wall Street has backed away from supporting a bank that's 20% owned by Russia, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. That's made ...