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Chinese Officials Are Apparently Embracing #BlackLivesMatter

After the past two months of anti-Chinese rage on African social media that came in response to the highly visible poor treatment of Africans in Guangzhou back in April, there's a certain irony to the Chinese government's embrace of the popular U.S. call to action "Black Lives ...

Just a Month Ago China Was Blamed for Anti-Black Discrimination, Now Beijing Rallies Behind Africa to Protest Against Racism in the U.S.

The Chinese government is steadily escalating its criticism of the United States over the ongoing protests against police brutality that are now taking place in dozens of cities across the U.S. While Chinese diplomats and embassies in Africa 

Q&A: The U.S.-China Narrative Battle in Africa Over Anti-Black Discrimination

The ongoing violent unrest in dozens of U.S. cities to protest police brutality against African Americans is now emerging as a key theme in the U.S.-China narrative battle in Africa. China's state-run media outlets along with its diplomatic social media channels in Africa are publishing a steady ...

Skepticism About The Heritage Foundation’s Recent Report on Alleged Chinese Spying in Africa

China's political attaché at its embassy in Lesotho echoed doubts raised by journalism fellow Thuso Mosabala about the lack of on-the-record sourcing in The Heritage Foundation's recent report "Government Buildings in Africa Are a Likely Vector for Chinese Spying" by analyst Josh Meservey. ...

Heritage Foundation to Chinese Government: Thank You for Promoting Our New Report on Chinese Spying in Africa

John Cooper, a senior communications manager at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank, gave a shout out this weekend on Twitter to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian for helping to publicize the new report by Africa & Middle East analyst ...

Heritage Foundation: China’s Construction of Government Buildings in Africa Potentially Enhances Beijing’s Spying Capabilities

The conservative Heritage Foundation in the United States published a new report on Wednesday arguing that China's intelligence capabilities are potentially enhanced by Beijing's drive to construct government buildings across the continent. "Chinese companies have constructed or renovated ...

The Geopolitics of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is proving an interesting case study in the impact of different ways of conducting public diplomacy. Any public diplomacy is dependent on two factors: staying on message, and making sure that message doesn't play into negative perceptions about you in the wider world. 

Evan Feigenbaum: U.S. Making a Strategic Mistake in Challenging WHO Just as China Announces New COVID-19 Measures

Evan Feigenbaum, vice president of the Carnegie Endowment and a leading foreign affairs commentator in the United States, said the timing of President Donald Trump's threat to permanently defund the World Health Organization just as China is stepping up support for ...

Many of Washington’s Top Africa Experts Participate in All-Day Hearing on the State of U.S.-China-Africa Relations

Nine of the top Africa experts in Washington testified in an all-day hearing on Friday organized by the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).  The hearing, entitled "China’s Strategic Aims in Africa," coincided with this ...

How the U.S. is Catching Up With China in the PR Battle Over COVID-19 Relief in Africa

Although U.S. stakeholders have given a lot more money to COVID-19 relief in Africa than those from China, the Chinese have done much better on the PR side.  But Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program at the ...
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