Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Africa’s Dangerous Ignorance of China

Last week’s news was dominated by the publication, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, of part of the Kenyan SGR contract. It was far from the entire contract promised by the new Kenyan transport minister, but it was still a step towards transparency after years of ...

Nickel and Diming Poor Countries on Loss and Damage Will Bite the Global North

The debate about compensating the Global South for loss and damage relating to climate change at the COP27 climate summit sparked a debate at the China Global South Project. This column is in response to Eric's take yesterday. The ...

How Host Country Policies are Driving Chinese Finance for Renewables

By Rishikesh Ram Bhandary The Egyptian government, host of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), has dubbed this meeting the “implementation COP.”  For many developing countries, international finance is a key enabler that allows ...

Africa in the Background as Geopolitics Dominate the G20 

The G20 summit in Bali is firmly focused on great power politics, with few Global South issues getting any oxygen so far.  The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping unsurprisingly dominated the coverage. ...

We Need to Acknowledge That Climate Justice Could Be Doomed

The historical enormity of the discussion at the COP27 climate summit around reparations to the Global South for the loss and damage caused by climate change provoked a conversation at the China Global South Project, and we wanted to share it with you. Here is Eric's take. ...

Biden in Asia Moves to Bolster the U.S. Against China

U.S. President Joe Biden landed on the Indonesian island of Bali late Sunday night ahead of the G20 leaders' summit, where he is also expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Monday's meeting between the two leaders will be the first ...

China, Russia, and Myanmar: Symptomatic of a Weakening ASEAN?

By Saniya Kulkarni According to reports the annual ASEAN summit, which takes place today in Phnom Penh, is prioritizing the issue of rising violence in member state Myanmar following the 2021 coup which resulted in a military junta displacing the elected government ...

Forecasting China-India in the 21st Century: Is Asia’s Richest Man Overestimating India and Underestimating China?

In a territorial dispute, overestimation by one side of its strength relative to the opposing side is the crux of continuing conflict. At the end of September, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani gave a speech in Singapore celebrating an extremely optimistic message centered on the Indian economy ...

China Will “Strongly Support” Climate Compensation, But Not With Actual Money

China will support a mechanism to compensate poor countries for the loss and damage associated with climate change, but it won’t contribute any cash. That was the main takeaway from a press conference by Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief delegate to the COP27 climate summit ...

More Evidence that the Africa-China Relationship is Increasingly Driven by Politics, Not Commodities

For centuries, many assumed that Africa's greatest contribution to the global economy was through selling stuff that comes out of the ground. That was certainly what drew the Chinese to Africa back in the early 2000s. Today that's no longer the case.
Page 2 of 8512385

[NEW PODCAST] Why It's Not China's Fault That Its Trade With Africa is So Distorted

X