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Mobbed at Tiananmen Square, Stunned in China’s Harbin

“We must have made a grave mistake by even taking the decision to enter square as people of color. Blacks are a rare sight in China and Chinese love seeing blacks and Africans in particular, in their midst.” Nigerian journalist Soni Daniel commenting a ...

Chinese and Africans are Having Totally Different Conversations About Their Relationship

In this week's episode, Effy Zhang, a Beijing-based global affairs reporter for the privately-run financial news outlet Caixin, joins Eric & Cobus to talk about how she covers China-Africa issues for her readers in China. It's interesting to compare Chinese news coverage from that ...

China Working Hard to Challenge West's News Narratives in Africa

The Chinese media presence across Africa has expanded dramatically over the past ten years as Beijing invested millions of dollars to build out a vast distribution network for its newspaper, radio and TV content. China's flagship ...

A Chinese Journalist Reflects on Reporting the China-Africa Story

How foreign journalists report on the China-Africa story is often determined by the national origin of their news organization. While there are no doubt exceptions, the US news media frequently frame China as the neo-colonial aggressor and Africa as the persistent victim of foreign ...

A Journalist's Guide to Covering FOCAC 6

When covering any major international summit it can be challenging to get the "real story" beyond the official communiqués and government talking-points, especially at Chinese events where the messaging is often tightly controlled. James Schneider is ...

A Journalist's View On Reporting the China-Africa Story

The US-based online news site Quartz is among a growing number of international media companies that is investing resources to better cover Africa. The company launched Quartz Africa in June 2015 with the

The News Media's Mixed Record in Covering China-Africa Ties

News organizations from across Africa and around the world are devoting more resources to covering China's engagement on the continent. The overall quantity of coverage has undoubtedly increased over the past decade. The key question, though, is whether all of that coverage has produced ...

Reporter's Notebook: CCTV Africa's Special Reports From the DR Congo

CCTV Africa multimedia journalist Clementine Logan recently completed a series of special reports from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of her assignment was to report on the increasingly large presence of ...
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