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The China in Africa Podcast Recognized by the Carnegie Endowment as One of “The Best Foreign Policy Podcasts”

The podcast team at The China-Global South Project received a happy surprise over the weekend when our China in Africa show was named among "The Best Foreign Policy Podcasts" by the prestigious think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The China-Mediterranean Observer: How China looks at the Med

The most interesting articles published in Chinese media in August revolve around the future of the Iranian nuclear deal and, more broadly, Iran’s role in the Middle East. Chinese experts also commented on the end of France’s Operation Barkhane in Mali, as well as the rising great ...

China Continues Gulf Diplomacy

China’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deng Li, met with ambassadors from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries on Monday. Envoys from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, and other member countries joined the meeting, which reportedly touched on the ongoing crisis in Yemen, among other (unspecified) topics. 

New Kenyan Government “Has No Plans to Scale Down Collaboration With China,” Says National Assembly Speaker

Speculation that newly-elected Kenyan President William Ruto would pull back on ties with China, as he hinted during his election campaign, was quelled last week when the president's ally in the National Assembly, Speaker Moses Wetangula, met with Ambassador Zhou Pingjian and said there are "

Day Two of Wang Yi’s Speed-Dating Diplomacy in New York

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is taking full advantage of his time in New York to cram in as many meetings with his counterparts, mostly from developing countries, as possible. Wang, who is known for this kind of fast-paced diplomacy, met ...

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 ...

Kenya’s New President Flips on China

Kenya and China will “expand relations on infrastructure, agriculture, education – among other broad arrays of issues – for the mutual benefit of our countries,” according to Kenya’s new President William Ruto.  Ruto spoke during a ...

Kenya’s New President Faces Many Challenges, Including Balancing China

Kenya's new President William Ruto, takes power at a complex time for the East African country. As Kenya's economy creaks under a large debt burden, he also faces numerous regional challenges, including conflict in Ethiopia and terrorism in Somalia.  These challenges ...