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What Does China Need to Do to Improve its Agriculture Assistance Programs in Africa?

China has provided agricultural assistance to Africa for decades. Yet questions are frequently raised as to how its aid in Africa resembles those run by other development actors in terms of project assessment, management, monitoring, and evaluation. Recent developments, such as the establishment of the China International ...

Tweet of the Day: Chinese Diplomats Do Their Best to Challenge the “Negative Narrative”

China's diplomatic Twitter accounts in Africa are pushing back against the surge of negative news that has emerged both on social and traditional media over the past several weeks. In this particular instance, the Chinese embassy in Kampala challenged a widely circulated interview with ...

In the Aftermath of Guangzhou, Perceptions of China Sour Among African Civil Society

Chinese efforts to contain the fallout from the recent crisis in Guangzhou appear increasingly ineffectual among a large, and growing, swathe of Africans. Beijing has mounted a robust diplomatic and media campaign to persuade the continent's governing ...

Ma Tianjie: After Guangzhou, 3 Things Will Shape China-Africa “Brotherhood”

Ma Tianjie is one of China's most well-known environmental journalists and the creator of the popular "Chublic Opinion" blog that tracks Chinese public opinion on current events. In his latest column on the always-interesting Panda Paw Dragon Claw blog, Ma ...

Amid Political Turmoil in Nigeria, Speaker of the House Femi Gbajabiamila Emerges as a Key Player in Managing the Crisis With China

Femi Gbajabiamila has emerged as a central player in managing his country's various recent crises with China, including the uproar over the arrival of a 15-member Chinese medical team, and the ongoing disputes over reports of discrimination and maltreatment of Nigerians in the southern Chinese city of ...

Will COVID-19 Be the End of Africans in Guangzhou? I Think So, and This Is Why.

Migration to China will never be the same after COVID-19. The health crisis and its consequences will severely impact on local, translocal, and transnational forms of migration. Once COVID-19 ceases to be a threat, foreigners in China will face a new regime of mobility characterized by artificial ...

Even Though It’s Been Repeatedly Proven False, U.S. Politicians Just Love That Chinese “Debt Trap” Theory

Gyude Moore has clearly had enough of U.S. politicians promoting the debunked Chinese "debt trap" theory in Africa. The former Liberian public works minister and now a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, ...

The South African Human Rights Commission Joins Calls for an Independent Investigation Into Allegations of Maltreatment of African Migrants in China

The South African Human Rights Commission is joining the push for an independent investigation of the alleged mistreatment of African migrants in China, including forced testing, quarantining and "other inhuman treatment, due to the COVID-19 outbreak," the independent group said in a statement this week: ...

From Race to Debt to COVID-19: A Conversation with Ambassador Kuang Weilin on Current Issues in China-Africa Relations

For much of the past two decades, China’s engagement in Africa has been steady, rather predictable and largely uneventful. That is, until this year. The China-Africa relationship is facing an unprecedented mix of challenges today ...

Guangdong Province Vice-Governor Meets With African Students at a Local University

The Vice-Governor of Guangdong province, Zhang Xin, visited the campus of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou this weekend to meet with African students and to discuss a new open letter published by the provincial government, which re-states its policy of treating everyone, foreigners and Chinese, equally.
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