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Cambodia’s $16 billion ‘eco-city’ poses social, ecological concerns

On 20th of December 2022, a company called Canopy Sands Development kicked off the construction of a $16 billion eco-city in Sihanoukville Province. The eco-city project, Bay of Lights, promises to transform the Ream Bay to a top tourist destination in the world. ...

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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 ...

Indonesia Is Handing Out Coal Mines To Religious Groups. Here’s Why China Stands To Benefit

This article is co-authored by Antonia Timmerman, Southeast Asia Editor at the China-Global South Project, Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat, Director of the China-Indonesia Desk at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), and Yeta Purnama, researcher at CELIOS.  Indonesia found ...

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 ...

Indian, Chinese Blue Helmet Troops in Sudan Face Off in Tug-of-War Competition

A rare display of military camaraderie took place this week between Indian and Chinese blue helmet soldiers stationed in Sudan, where the two sides faced off in a friendly tug-of-war competition (India won).

Video of Chinese Man Whipping Two African Young People Goes Viral

A horrifying video of a Chinese man brutally whipping two young men appeared online late last week and quickly went viral, racking up more than 30 million views on X and other social media platforms. While the clip was widely seen and ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: The Chinese Supermarket Scandal in Nigeria

Nigerian consumer protection authorities shut a Chinese supermarket in the capital, Abuja after a video went viral showing the store refusing entry to local residents. The scandal sparked outrage online and was among the top stories of the week on national ...

Anger Erupts in Nigeria Over Chinese Supermarket’s Alleged Discrimination Against Local Customers

Nigerian consumer protection authorities shuttered a Chinese supermarket in the capital Abuja in response to a video that went viral over the weekend. The video seemingly shows the store refusing entry to Black customers. The Royal Choice supermarket is located inside the ...

Beijing Half Marathon Runners Stripped of Medals After Controversial Finish

The top three in Sunday's Beijing half marathon have been stripped of their medals, organizers said, following an investigation into the finish that saw China's He Jie controversially win. He crossed the line first in a bizarre finish after the Kenyans ...

There’s a Simple Explanation Why Three Runners From Kenya and Ethiopia Allowed a Chinese National to Win the Beijing Half Marathon

The organizers of the Beijing half marathon said Monday they were investigating after footage, shared widely online, appeared to show three African runners deliberately allowing China's He Jie to win. Video clips of Sunday's race showed the Kenyans, Robert Keter and ...

Chinese Firm Wins Contract to Build New Sports Stadium in Tanzania

The Tanzanian government awarded China Railway Construction Engineering Group a $113 million contract to build a new soccer stadium in the northern city of Arusha. The stadium will be used for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals. While China has ...

Chinese Tea Importers Teach Kenyan Diplomats About Tea

Chinese importers bought almost $8 million worth of Kenyan tea in 2022 and it's a market that offers enormous growth potential for East African growers. But Chinese tastes for tea are quite particular. So, a pair of Kenyan diplomats learned firsthand ...
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