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China Launches Egypt’s Newest Satellite Into Orbit

Egypt's NextSat-1 satellite blasted into space from a seaborne launch pad off the coast of Yangjiang in China's southern Guangdong province on Saturday. The small, microsatellite weighs only 67kgs and was shot into orbit on the back of a Jielong-3 (Smart Dragon-3) ...

ChinaMed Observer: Wang Yi’s First Trip of 2024 According to the Egyptian and Tunisian Press

By Mariateresa Natuzzi In this issue of the ChinaMed Observer, we take stock of Tunisian and Egyptian press coverage of Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi’s recent trip to Cairo and Tunis. These visits were the inaugural stops of the ...

Wang Yi Focuses On Middle East During North African Stops

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi touched down in Tunisia, the second stop on his annual African tour. Tensions in the Middle East dominated the first part of the trip, with Wang calling for a peace conference to deal with the Israel crisis. ...

On Tour in Africa and Latin America-Caribbean: Analyzing Wang Yi’s First Foreign Visits of 2024

By Oyintarelado Moses Every year, the Chinese foreign minister launches China’s first foreign policy visit with a trip to Africa, but this year, the tour is slightly different. From January 13-22, Chinese foreign minister Wang ...

Unpacking Wang Yi’s Africa Tour

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Africa this week. It has become a Chinese tradition that FMs make their first overseas trip to Africa. It triggers a second (less red-carpeted) tradition: people like me puzzling over why certain countries were chosen over others. ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

Wang Yi Kicks Off Africa Tour in Egypt, Red Sea Security Tops Agenda

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Cairo, the first stop in a week-long, four-nation Africa tour. Wang held separate talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi along with his counterpart Sameh Shoukry where the war in Gaza and the escalating tensions in ...

China Welcomes Arab and Muslim Foreign Ministers for Talks on Ending the War in Gaza

China’s top diplomat met with foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim-majority nations on Monday, saying Beijing would work with “our brothers and sisters” in the Arab and Islamic world to try to end the war in Gaza as soon as possible. The ...

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Africa Don’t Meet ESG Standards

Two years ago, China introduced a series of new so-called "green guidelines" that it hoped would promote more sustainable development abroad. But in Africa, according to a new research report, it appears those higher environmental, social, and ...

Africa at the Intersection of Three Megatrends: China, Climate and Debt

Dramatic scenes this week in Italy where 7,000 people, mostly from Africa, came ashore after making the dangerous trek across the Mediterranean. It was a similar situation along the U.S.-Mexico border where 9,000 people crossed in a single day.

China-Backed AIIB Admits Three New Members, Announces New Climate Finance Initiative

The Chinese-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank wrapped up its two-day annual meeting in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Tuesday and announced that three new members, all non-Asian, would be admitted to the bank. With the addition of ...
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