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Outrage, Fury and Sadness Over Yet Another Racist Chinese Video Featuring African Children

Chinese and African vloggers are responding with fury and sadness to the emergence of yet another racist video online that purportedly shows an off-camera Chinese producer instructing African children in an unknown country to say racist and demeaning phrases in Chinese.

Rumors of an Infected Chinese Worker in Kenya Persist Despite Embassy Denials

The Chinese embassy in Nairobi's efforts to dispel rumors that a Chinese national infected with COVID-19 bribed his way past health screenings at the airport in Nairobi and made his way to a Sinohydro worksite in southwestern Kenya appear to be failing. 

Public Pressure Mounts on African Governments to do Something About Students Trapped in Wuhan

The plight of Kenya's students trapped in Wuhan, China is now a regular topic of discussion on primetime TV news programs adding new public pressure on the government to act. Similarly, hashtags like #NigeriansTrappedInWuhan are gaining popularity as students in Wuhan post increasingly ...

China’s Ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, on COVID-19: “There Is No Need to Panic”

China's outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, convened a press conference on Tuesday at the embassy in Pretoria to presumably update the media about the ongoing effort to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. But he didn't reveal much new information, other ...

Chinese State Media Acted Like the Pompeo Visit Never Happened

When the U.S. Secretary of State travels abroad, most independent international news outlets consider it worthy of mention in their daily coverage. But not the Chinese state media. There's not a single news item, not even a brief mention, of Mike Pompeo's visit to Ethiopia on any ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...

Maybe Pompeo Avoided Directly Talking About China During His Recent Africa Tour Because There’s Nothing More to Say

On his final stop of a three-nation African tour, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, where he held talks with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew, among others. And just as he did in Senegal and Angola,