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BBC Doc Becomes New Weapon For China’s Critics in the U.S.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, one of China's fiercest critics in Washington, D.C., leveraged the revelations uncovered in the BBC documentary to launch a broadside against the Chinese Communist Party. It's important to note that while Rubio implicates the ...

Communist Party of China Appoints New Diplomatic Head

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has appointed Liu Jianchao as the new head of its International Liaison Department, the Party’s diplomatic arm. Liu is the former ambassador to Indonesia and the Philippines. He ...

A Glimpse Into Communist Party Outreach to Africa

Leaders of 17 political parties from 16 African countries participated in a video conference on Tuesday hosted by the Communist Party of China (CPC). While the theme "Modernization in line with national conditions: the exploration and practice of political parties in China and Africa" ...

Africa’s Newest Chinese-financed Political Training Academy Opens in Tanzania

Chinese ambassador to Tanzania Chen Mingjian joined President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Wednesday to open a new political training academy located outside of Dar es Salaam. But unlike similar Chinese-financed academies in South Africa and Ethiopia that are primarily country-specific, ...

New CPC-financed Political Training Academy Opens in Tanzania

The latest Chinese-funded political training academy in Africa opened in Kibaha outside of Tanzania's commercial hub Dar es Salaam. Similar training academies have been built in Ethiopia, Tunisia and South Africa among other regions as part of ...

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Plays Fast and Loose with the Facts in Condemning China’s BRI

Few other stakeholders in the U.S. despise China as much as Florida Senator Marco Rubio. He's now among Beijing's fiercest critics in Washington (which is quite an accomplishment, given how confronting China has become something of a pastime in the U.S. capitol.) He's been particularly strident about ...

Two CPC Representatives Met With the Head of Nigeria’s Main Opposition Party

Two representatives from the Communist Party of China (CPC) stationed in the embassy in Abuja paid a courtesy call last week to Iyorchia Ayu (photo), head of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria's largest opposition party. The visit highlights two ...

China’s Communist Youth League Asks “Who’s Better For Africa? China or the U.S.?” (Guess Who They Picked?)

The Central Committee of China's influential Communist Youth League (CYL) published a rather comical (unintentionally of course) comparison between U.S. and Chinese engagement in Africa that made the case as to why China, not surprisingly, is the more optimal partner for the continent.

The Chinese Government Briefs Diaspora in Africa on FOCAC and Also Wants to Make Sure Everyone’s Sufficiently Patriotic

China's Ambassador to Botswana, Wang Xuefeng, led a post-FOCAC briefing of overseas Chinese diaspora from Africa to bring them up to speed on everything that happened at the conference in Dakar and just to make sure they're all aligned when it comes to key issues like Xi Jinping ...

On the Eve of FOCAC, China Publishes White Paper That Details Ties With Africa

The Chinese government laid out an ambitious blueprint for its ties with Africa detailed in a 36-page white paper published by the State Council (China's equivalent to the cabinet in the U.S.) on Friday, just two days before the opening of the eighth FOCAC ...
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