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Mechanisms for ‘Telling Chinese Stories Well’: Chinese Influence on Foreign Media

By James Sundquist The “Rise of China” is one of the great stories of this century. But how is this story told? Is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) about South-South cooperation or debt-trap diplomacy? How much attention should be paid ...

Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe Can’t Stop Talking About the “Malicious Activities” of Another “Foreign Embassy” in Harare

The Chinese embassy in Zimbabwe has been on a tear for the past several weeks, angrily fuming on its Twitter feed and in local press interviews about the "malicious activities" of "#Mr1K" aka a "certain foreign embassy" in Harare. ...

Don’t Shoot Your Employees and Don’t Pay Bribes Are Among the Chinese Embassy in Namibia’s Recommendations on How Expatriates Should Behave Better

The Chinese embassy in Namibia really wants its overseas compatriots who live and work in the country to improve their behavior. And to help them, the embassy this week published on its WeChat page a rather illuminating list of eight examples of recent transgressions committed ...

TRANSLATION: Chinese Ambassador Zhu Jing Reflects on His First Visit to the Congo’s Strategically Vital Southern Mining Zone

Chinese ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zhu Jing, is back in Kinshasa now after a week-long tour earlier this month to the country's strategically important mining zones in Lualaba and Katanga Provinces. Those two regions are at the heart of a rapidly escalating geopolitical ...

China Calls Out European Racism Against Non-White Refugees While at the Same Time Displaying a Bit of Chutzpah of Its Own

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin criticized this week the blatant racism that's been on display in Eastern European countries that have warmly welcomed millions of white Ukrainian refugees crossing the border but have refused entry to predominantly non-white refugees from Global South countries.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Climate Sweet, Climate Bitter

Last week it was Pakistan, this week South Florida. The climate collapse is like a monstrous four-dimensional version of whack-a-mole. You never know where – or how – it will hit. But the hits keep coming.

With the damaged Nord Stream pipeline (and the Global North’s unmitigated hydrocarbon dependence it represents) bubbling away in the Baltic Sea, U.S. climate czar John Kerry’s high-handed comments to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment earlier this month ...

A Sixth Chinese Ambassador in Africa Says Farewell

Li Lianhe, China's ambassador to Algeria, is the sixth Chinese ambassador wrapping up his tour of duty to Africa. He joins his colleagues in Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Namibia, and Gabon who have finished their tours.

China’s Ambassador to the African Union Among the Growing Number of Chinese Envoys Rotating Out of Their Posts

China's ambassador to the African Union, Liu Yuxi, is among the unusually large number of Chinese envoys on the continent who are rotating out of their posts this month.  Liu joins Chinese ambassadors to Burkina ...

Four Different Chinese Ambassadors are Moving On

An unusually large number of Chinese ambassadors announced this week they will be leaving their posts in at least four African countries. It's just a coincidence that so many are happening at once and there is no indication that any of the envoys have been recalled.

Chinese Embassy in DR Congo Introduces New Measures to Protect Its People From Rising Crime and Insecurity

Worsening security conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo is prompting the Chinese embassy in Kinshasa to ask all Chinese nationals in the country to add their contact details to a new WeChat registration system so that they can be easily contacted in the event of an emergency. ...

Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe Hits Back at Press Criticism of Chinese Firms

The Chinese embassy in Zimbabwe renewed its critique of local and Western media’s ‘slander’ against Chinese companies in the country in a lengthy post published Wednesday on its website. Under the headline "False News and Truth," it listed examples of what it called "irresponsible" reporting ...
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