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What Developing Countries Should Expect From Xi’s New Foreign Policy Team

China's new foreign policy leadership is taking shape following Sunday's announcement that two senior officials had been promoted to key roles on the last day of the 20th Party Congress in Beijing. Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join ...

Where Does Africa Fit in Xi Jinping’s New Foreign Policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a more assertive foreign policy vision during his closely-followed address at the 20th Party Congress in Beijing last Sunday. He made it clear that China's new foreign policy priorities will focus primarily on competition with the ...

Why Developing Countries Should Be Worried About Xi’s Congress Speech

Watching Xi Jinping's big speech at the 20th Party Congress, I kept wondering if anyone at the foreign ministries in Kenya, Chile, or Morocco was also watching the live feed. My guess is probably not very many. I get it, listening ...

China Moving to Expand CCP’s Legal Influence Abroad, Says Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is moving to expand its legal influence overseas, both in pursuit of its own objectives and as part of a broader effort to blunt the impact of U.S. extraterritorial laws, according to a new report published on Monday by the Center for ...

How the Ministry of Public Security Factors Into China’s Drive to Expand the CCP’s International Legal Influence

To fully understand the drive behind China's desire to expand its legal influence to other countries, it's critical to better comprehend the underlying "rule by law" legal vision and what administrative mechanisms the CCP has at its disposal to carry out this kind of initiative.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Top State Department Official Says China’s Debt Relief Offer to Sri Lanka is “Not Enough”

Another senior U.S. diplomat has accused China of not doing enough to resolve Sri Lanka’s debt renegotiation, a sign that the island’s financial crisis is increasingly being framed geopolitically.
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland said: “What China has offered so far is not enough. We need to see credible and specific assurances that they will meet the IMF standard of debt relief.”

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3…2…1: Party Congress

By Lukas Fiala ‘China will not close its door to the world; we will only become more and more open.’ With the benefits of hindsight, Xi Jinping’s remarks at the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP) ...

Locating the Global South in China’s Party Congress

By Lukas Fiala and Hugo Jones We’re fairly accustomed to observing how the issue of China feeds into elections across global south countries. China is a political football, often framed as a problem that needs to be dealt with and low-hanging ...

Date for CCP’s 20th Party Congress Set, What Developing Countries Should Expect in the Meantime

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced an earlier-than-expected date for its highly anticipated 20th Party Congress when President Xi Jinping will be appointed to an unprecedented third term in office.  The Party's Central Committee said the once-every-five-year gathering ...

How China’s Record Heat Wave Could Have a Catastrophic Impact on Developing Countries

The consequences of the devastating heat wave in China, the worst in recorded history, could be catastrophic for the world's poorest countries that are already grappling with surging inflation, food and fuel shortages. 260 ...

China’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Wants Local Chinese Businesses to Button Everything Up Ahead of 20th Party Congress

The Chinese embassy in Bangladesh organized an online gathering this week for representatives of the local Chinese business community on how to tighten security in their enterprises ahead of the upcoming 20th Party Congress in November. Basically, the embassy wants to ...
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