Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Morocco Signs Agreement for EV Battery Plant With Chinese Company

The Moroccan government signed a $300 million agreement with China’s BTR New Material Group to build a plant in the port city of Tangier to produce cathodes used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The government considers this plant the first step ...

Morocco Looks at Its Relations with China: Between the Earthquake and the Diplomatic Celebrations

By Mariateresa Natuzzi and Léa Gebuhrer In this issue of the ChinaMed Observer, we take stock of Sino-Moroccan relations as the two countries prepare to commemorate the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this November 1st. We examine recent trends in Moroccan press ...

Breaking the Taboo: How Multilateral Development Banks Can Participate in Debt Relief

By Marina Zucker-Marques and Kevin P.Gallagher For three long years now, the Group of 20 (G20) Common Framework has been unable to put debt-distressed countries on a path toward debt sustainability and development. The Common ...

Chinese Battery Major Gotion Poised to Build Africa’s First Gigafactory in Morocco

The Sino-German electric vehicle battery major Gotion High-Tech is planning to build a massive new factory in Morocco that would produce electric car batteries and energy storage systems. The company signed an MOU with the Moroccan government last week in Rabat for a ...

Rail-Sea Lines Boost China-Africa Trade

Multimodal rail-sea lines are increasingly transforming China’s trade with Europe and Africa. This week a train laden with Chinese products departed Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province, bound for Casablanca in Morocco. A second hybrid line is taking Chinese apple juice concentrate from Gansu province to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Letter From DC: Is Africa Holding Itself Back?

Whoo boy…We picked a doozy of a week to be in town. The overlapping reverberations from leadership fights within the Democratic Party, the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, and the announcement of JD Vance as his vice-presidential candidate are understandably focusing attention inwards.
That said, we’ve had fascinating conversations with very smart folks who focus on Africa, the wider Global South, and China’s role there. One theme ...

Morocco Buys Chinese Drones

Morocco bought an unspecified number of Chinese-made Wing Loong II drones. The remote-controlled planes have both reconnaissance and strike capability and are an upgrade of the earlier Wing Loong drone. Morocco already owns four of these older models and similar tech from Israel and Turkey. 

China More Popular than the United States Across MENA: Poll

The United States is markedly less popular than China in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new poll by Arab Barometer. The Princeton University-based public opinion tracker found that perceptions of China ...

Global South Media Reactions to Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

Congo: On August 2, Jean-Claude Gakosso, the foreign minister of the Republic of Congo, said that adhering to the one China principle is the consistent policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Congo, the general consensus of the Congolese government and all Congolese people, and there is ...

Algeria to Purchase Chinese Armed Drones

The Algerian military is reportedly in talks with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) to purchase four of the company's WJ-700 Falcon armed reconnaissance drones, according to Algerian press reports. Algiers hopes the drones will help improve the air power balance ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Zimbabwean Government Accuses the U.S. of Paying Local Journalists to Write Negative Stories About China

The Zimbabwean government is once again accusing the U.S. of paying local journalists to write negative stories about Chinese investment in the country. The state-run Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday that the U.S. embassy in Harare is working with the opposition MDC party to foment opposition to Chinese ...
Page 1 of 7127