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China’s Ambassador to South Africa Really Seems Like He’s Trolling the United States Government

China's outspoken ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, tweeted an offer for assistance to the United States in their fight against COVID-19, a gesture many in Washington probably view as disingenuous.  Ambassador Lin has emerged as one of the most ...

U.S. vs. China in the Battle of Perceptions

Providing global "public goods" in health, security and other areas has long been a responsibility taken on by the United States. Now, though, as the United States struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at home and with its "America First" foreign policy doctrine, Washington is less inclined ...

From Ship to Rail to Air, Kenya’s Trade With China Slowing to a Halt

Chinese port activity increased in March in what many see as the first good news to come out of China's hobbled economy since the COVID-19 outbreak effectively shut down the economy last month. The container throughput at the eight of China's ...

Jack Ma to Donate Tens of Thousands of COVID-19 Test Kits and Face Masks to Countries Across Africa

Former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on Sunday discussed a large donation of COVID-19 test kits and masks that will be distributed to countries throughout Africa. According to a statement by ...

Evacuees From Wuhan Thrilled to Finally be Home But South Africans Divided Over Whether it Was Worth the Risk

At least 114 evacuees, some reports say as many as 122, returned home from Wuhan, China on Saturday when they landed at the Polokwane International Airport in the northern province of Limpopo. They were immediately transported to the Ranch Hotel and Resort where they will be ...

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 ...