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Reality Check: Africa is an Important Source of Oil for China, But Not THAT Important

With this week's warning from NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that China's growing presence in key regions like the Middle East, Africa, and even Europe presents a new challenge for the western military alliance, social media quickly saw much discussion about what's motivating China's expanding military and geopolitical ...

Ambassador Edward Boateng: Ghana’s Point Man in Beijing

Ghana's ambassador to China, Edward Boateng, recently visited the southwestern Chinese industrial megacity Chongqing where he gave an interview with a local media outlet and discussed which aspects of the city's development history he thinks could be applied to Ghana. The video ...

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Opens Twitter Account Ushering in New Era of “Twitplomacy”

Following the lead of a number of its ambassadors and embassies in Africa, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a new Twitter account on Monday as part of a more assertive effort by Beijing to "re-shape the narrative" as to how Chinese ...

African Countries Increasingly Turn to Toll Fees to Repay Loans for New Expressways

Both Chinese and African stakeholders are embracing new infrastructure financing models for road construction that both avoids adding to already high debt levels in some countries while reducing risk for Chinese creditors. The Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model, long a favorite of U.S., European and Japanese governments, now appears ...