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China-Africa Think Tank Forum Gives a Peek of Increasingly Shared Messaging

The run-up to the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is traditionally a moment when new Africa-China rhetoric is road-tested. The regular China-Africa Think Tank Forum is one of those testing grounds, where researchers, many of whom directly advise governments, sit down to articulate the relationship anew. ...

ByteDance Shuts Down Free African Messaging App That Failed to Challenge WhatsApp

Chinese tech firm ByteDance shut down its three-year-old multimedia messaging app LetsChat earlier this month, a rare defeat for the social media giant that hoped the platform would take off among Africa’s ballooning youth population. In contrast to TikTok, ByteDance’s short ...

China Reaffirms ‘Deeply Rooted’ Ties With Pakistan Following Terror Attack

The Chinese government mounted a coordinated response on Wednesday to this week's terror attack in northwest Pakistan that killed five Chinese nationals and a local driver. Within hours of Tuesday's attack, Ambassador Jiang Zaidong flew to the Dasu hydropower project construction site to ...

China is Buying More Agricultural Products From Africa, But There Is Still a Lot of Room For Growth

Chinese consumers can now buy Kenyan coffee, tea, and avocados — all shipped tariff-free. The latest data show that China is buying more agricultural products from Africa, but for all the Kenyan farm produce heading east, Chinese garlic and fish are also increasingly heading in the opposite ...

‘It Worries Me Deeply’: Five Chinese Experts on Climate Change

By China Dialogue We asked five environmental experts from academia and civil society what they made of the Year of the Rabbit, and what they were most proud of. Last year the world was warmer ...

The Young Filipinos Studying Clean Energy in China

By Niu Yuhan Training projects are benefiting the renewable energy sectors of Belt and Road countries, but expansion will require funding. “In three years, I want to be a renewable energy engineer, using the skills ...

Beijing Calls on Pakistan to Find Those Responsible for Terrorist Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Nationals

The Chinese government called on Pakistan to launch an investigation and "severely punish" the culprits behind Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. The six victims were in a convoy on their way ...

China Uses Debt-Free Infrastructure Financing Model in Cambodia. It Ended up Being Popular

Cambodians are eagerly waiting for the country’s first waterway system, the Funan Techo Canal, to kick off construction scheduled late this year. Aside from the excitement for economic benefits that the canal promises, it has also brought more attention to the project’s investment scheme called Build-Operate-Transfer ...

China, Philippines Protest Each Other’s Actions in the South China Sea, Relations Now ‘at a Crossroads’

The Chinese and Philippines governments each lodged official protests with one another over last Saturday's confrontation in the South China Sea when China Coast Guard vessels used high-powered water canons against a small Filipino boat conducting a resupply mission. On Monday, 

China’s Potential as a Reliable Partner for Coal Plant Phase-Down in Africa

By Niccolò Manych and Tsitsi Musasike The future of the electricity system lies in renewables, both globally and in Africa. Although a green energy transition has multiple benefits for African nations, many continue to ...
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