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China Appears to be Using African Mass Media to Try and Sway Public Opinion on Xinjiang

China has been very effective in persuading African governments to take its side against U.S. and European-led critics of its policies and well-documented human rights violations in the western province of Xinjiang where hundreds of thousands, even millions of Uighur minorities have been detained. ...

China Turns to Twitter to Negotiate Financial Assistance Dispute with Zimbabwe

Typically in a dispute like the one China's currently having with Zimbabwe over the exact amount of aid provided by the Chinese government would be handled behind closed doors between officials from the embassy and the finance ministry. Not this time. ...

China Accused Zimbabwe of Undercounting Its Financial Assistance… By a Lot!

A very public rift broke out on Tuesday between China and Zimbabwe over how much financial assistance Beijing provides to Harare.  It all began last Thursday when Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said in a budget statement that Zimbabwe had received a total ...