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New Documentary Reveals Widespread Abuse of Local Workers by Chinese Construction Company in Lesotho

An investigation by the independent, non-partisan MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lesotho uncovered widespread abuse by Chinese managers at the multinational Chinese construction company CNQC (中国青建) working in the small southern African country. Workers said a lack of any oversight ...

The Documentary at the Center of Mounting Congolese Frustration Towards Chinese Mining Companies

One of the key factors behind the recent escalation in tensions between local residents in the eastern DRC and Chinese mining companies can be attributed to the widely-seen investigative television report by Cameroonian journalist Alain Foka. The provocatively ...

Two Fascinating Documentaries on How Chinese Money is Changing Africa

Free Documentary, the independent documentary film distributor, published a pair of very interesting programs on YouTube that explore how Chinese money is changing Africa. The two films were both produced by the South African production house Sabido Productions and do a very good job at representing both ...

New “Wolf Warrior”-Style Doc on China’s UN Peacekeeping Ops in South Sudan Opens in Theaters

Timed to coincide with the release of China's new white paper on peacekeeping, a slick new documentary opened in theaters on Friday that showcases Chinese troops taking part in the UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan. Judging by 

Chinese High School Students Reflect on Anti-African Discrimination in Guangzhou

It's been almost five months since a spate of anti-African discrimination erupted in Guangzhou, home to the largest overseas African population in Asia. Back in April, amid mounting fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in the southern Chinese, dozens, possibly hundreds of ...

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 Slick New Documentary Goes Full “Wolf Warrior” to Showcase China’s Blue Helmets in South Sudan

A trailer dropped this weekend for "Blue Defensive Line" (蓝色防线), a new documentary about Chinese United Nations peacekeeping troops in South Sudan that will air on the CCTV6 movie channel. It's interesting that the producers featured a soundbite in the trailer ...

A Controversial China-Africa Documentary is Now Available to View Online… But You’ll Have to Hurry

The controversial documentary about Enock Alu, a teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage in Malawi, who is torn between his African identity and his Chinese upbringing is now available to view for free online for a limited period. The film, ...

China-Africa Relations as Seen Through the Lens of a New Generation

Independent filmmakers Jidi Guo and Philip Man join Eric & Cobus to discuss their new documentary about how a new generation is responding to China’s growing influence in Kenya. This is the first documentary produced by the Shanghai-based pair who took 10 days of ...

New Documentary Portrays a More Nuanced View of the African Migrant Experience in China

When filmmakers Zhang Yong, Hodan Abdi and Fu Dong set out to make a new documentary on the African migrant experience in China they were determined to ensure that their own voices and experiences came through in the story. Until now, most if not ...

China Remix: African Migrant Life in Guangzhou

  EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to internet connectivity problems beyond our control, the audio quality of this edition of the podcast is bit lower than usual. Our sincere apologies. The African migrant population in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is largely made up of ...
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