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New Asia-Africa Chinese Undersea Cable Threatens Pax Americana: Report

China’s provision of undersea internet cables to Africa and the Middle East poses a security threat to the United States, according to a new report from the Middle East Institute (MEI), a  prominent Washington DC-based think tank. The report, ...

China, Africa and the War in Ukraine

With the Russian military now moving on Ukraine, the consequences of Europe's latest war are being felt around the world. Asian markets fell sharply today while oil prices shot up, crossing the $100 mark for the first time in seven years. ...

The Global Gateway’s Real Challenge

With the EU-AU summit kicking off later this week in Brussels, I’ve been fielding questions from several journalists. They all kick off with one question: will the EU’s Global Gateway supplant the Belt and Road Initiative in Africa? In answering with a ...

Argentina Joins Belt & Road as Part of a Full Embrace of China (and Russia)

Argentinian President Alberto Fernández met for 40 minutes with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Sunday, in what appears to be a major foreign policy shift for Latin America's fourth-largest economy. First, and most importantly, Argentina signed on to become the 

Wang Yi Begins Week-long Africa Tour in Eritrea But You Wouldn’t Know It From Chinese State Media

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi landed in the Eritrean capital Asmara on Tuesday evening to kick off a three-nation, four-day Africa tour that also includes stops in Kenya and the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. Wang was greeted at the ...

Two-Day China-Africa Innovation Conference Wraps Up in Wuhan

Representatives from nearly two dozen African countries participated in a two-day China-Africa Innovation Cooperation Conference that concluded on Monday in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Some 15 joint technology and science initiatives were signed at the event. ...

Europe Unveils Its €300 Billion Alternative to China’s Belt and Road

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed the details of its highly anticipated Global Gateway infrastructure development initiative that aims to provide an alternative for developing countries to China's Belt and Road Initiative. In all, the EU aims to raise ...

Xi Wants to Reboot the Belt and Road Initiative to Become Greener and Less Financially Risky

Xi Jinping laid out what state media described as a "new vision" for the president's Belt and Road Initiative with a focus on more environmentally and economically sustainable projects. The President called for tighter control over BRI projects and for more ...

China Dismisses the White House’s B3W Plan

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin was asked to comment on Tuesday about the news that the U.S. plans to launch its Build Back Better World global infrastructure program in January. The B3W is ostensibly intended to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative.

U.S. Hints at January Launch For Build Back Better World Initiative That Aims to Challenge China’s Belt and Road

An unnamed senior U.S. official told reporters on Monday that the Biden administration is planning to announce the launch of its Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative as soon as January and that West Africa will be among the key priorities for what's ...
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