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John Kerry on US-China-Africa relations

In his Senate confirmation hearings, Washington’s new top diplomat John Kerry used some historically loaded language when it came to describing the Chinese in Africa. He will have a very steep learning curve on this issue when he takes office this week | Even if the US is committed to catching up to the Chinese in Africa, foreign affairs columnist Jonathan Power says it might be too late | Why China is placing some big bets on South Africa’s platinum mines.

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