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Viral Video of Two Chinese Nationals Brutally Subduing Local Senegalese Employee Sparks Arrests

Police in Senegal arrested two Chinese nationals after a video of them assaulting a local employee went viral and sparked widespread outrage across the West African country. The worker was a trucker for a Chinese-owned cement company. When the windshield on his ...

No, Brazil is Not Targeting Chinese E-Commerce Trade With a 20% Tarrif

News has been circulating online for the past week that Brazil passed a law purportedly imposing a steep tariff on low-cost imports, specifically targeting goods purchased on Chinese e-commerce sites like Shein. According to the German news agency Deutsche Welle: ...

China’s Big Push to Dominate the Egyptian Automotive Market

Chinese auto brands are revving up to capture an even bigger share of the Egyptian vehicle market, one of the three largest in Africa. The state-run auto major BAIC Motors opened a flagship dealership in Cairo this week to boost sales ...

Indonesia Probes Shopee and Lazada for Suspected Anti-Competition Breaches

Indonesia's antitrust agency said Monday it was probing local units of e-commerce giants Shopee and Lazada for potential breaches of anti-competition rules. The agency said it was closely watching PT Shopee Internasional Indonesia and PT Ecart Webportal Indonesia, the domestic units ...

Chinese Mobile Phone Giant Transsion Delivered Outstanding Financial Results, But Investors Still Ditched the Stock. Why?

Transsion, the world's fourth largest phone company that dominates the device market across large swathes of the Global South, shed a stunning $2 billion of its market cap in a single day last month after investors dumped the company's stock en masse. What's ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Chinese EV Exports to Brazil Surge to Avoid New Tariffs

Brazilian imports of Chinese-made electric vehicles surged by almost 50% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to last year. BYD and other Chinese automakers are rushing to get their vehicles into the market ahead of new import duties that will ...

Sky High Ambitions? Military Aviation and Africa-China Relations

By Lukas Fiala Angolan President João Lourenço’s desire to have China build an air force base in Angola again highlights the issue of military cooperation between Africa and China. What are the drivers of China’s foray into African military aviation?

Labor Relations at Chinese Construction Sites in Africa

Few topics have shaped perceptions about China's engagement in Africa more than the presence of Chinese construction sites across the continent. Chinese contractors have built countless ports, roads, railways, and more, but the way that work has been done has been ...

Chinese Electric Vehicles Shine at Bangkok Auto Show

The Bangkok International Motor Show opened Wednesday, with a range of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) prominently displayed by the likes of BYD, XPeng, and Zeekr. Chinese brands now dominate Thailand’s EV market and are using the country as a manufacturing base ...

The Sky is the Limit: Aviation and Africa-China Relations

By Lukas Fiala When Angolan President João Lourenço returned from China over the last week, he made a few noteworthy announcements. However, Lourenço’s apparent desire to have China finance an air force base in Angola stood out.
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