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What a Small Electric Substation in Kinshasa Tells Us About Why Developing Countries Often Prefer to Work With China on Infrastructure

China's ambassador to the DR Congo, Zhu Jing, posted one of those anodyne tweets on Sunday about yet another Chinese-financed infrastructure project in Africa nearing completion. These kinds of Chinese infrastructure soft power propaganda messages (aka "Infrastructure Porn") have become so common ...

There’s a Lot at Stake for China in Turkey’s Elections

It looks like Turkey's bitterly contested presidential election will require a run-off in two weeks since neither President Tayyip Erdogan nor his opposition rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu could secure an outright majority in the first round of voting that took place on Sunday.

Lula’s Victory Expected to Boost China-Brazil Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping was quick to send his congratulations on Monday to Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on his re-election as president of Brazil. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing was equally enthusiastic about Lula's return to power, with spokesman Zhao Lijian telling reporters that China ...