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A Discussion With Elizabeth Economy About the World According to China

Acclaimed China scholar Elizabeth Economy join Eric & Cobus this week to discuss her new book for 2022 “The World According to China.” It’s important to note the interview with Elizabeth was recorded before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the expanded outbreak of COVID-19 in China but it’s nonetheless fascinating to see how prescient many of her comments were in the context of the current situation.

Also, Cobus and Eric provide an update on the latest Chinese trade figures and how the severe flooding in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province may impact China’s trade with Africa in the weeks ahead. Finally, CAP’s Francophone Editor Geraud Neema joins the guys for an update on the new challenges facing Chinese mining companies in Guinea.

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