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New China-Africa Movie Release: “A Foreign Daughter-in-Law in the Village”

A China-Africa love story is set to be released on the big screen in China soon. The film "A daughter-in-law in the village" tells the story of a young couple who returns to the groom's hometown in rural China where his new African bride confronts the challenges ...

U.S. Congressional Commission Releases New Report on Chinese Engagement in Africa

The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressionally-mandated commission responsible for monitoring and investigating national security and trade issues between the United States and China, released a new report on Chinese engagement in Africa. The report covers ...

David Dollar: U.S. May Resist Expanding IMF’s Special Drawing Rights as Could Help Expand Chinese Influence

African countries have been lobbying for the International Monetary Fund to provide emergency financing known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help them cope with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. But David Dollar, a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center ...

New Details, Photos Emerge Following Osun State Raid on an Allegedly Illegal Chinese Mining Operation

Government authorities in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun released new information and photos about Sunday's raid on an allegedly Chinese-run illegal mining operation. Deputy Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Abdullahi Binuyo (photo top right), said that, in addition ...

The Chinese Embassy’s Response to Representative Benjamin Kalu’s Motion to Check the Immigration Status of Chinese Nationals in Nigeria

Shortly after Representative Kalu introduced his motion in the Nigerian House of Representatives, the Chinese embassy responded with a short statement, published only in Chinese, on the embassy website.  The embassy framed its objection against the motion around "media reports" rather than directly taking on the Nigerian ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

FOCAC’s Powerful Optics Present a Challenge to China’s Rivals

FOCAC is for me what the Winter Olympics is for a curling fan – the one moment every few years when the world briefly shares one’s obsession. So it was interesting (and revealing) how relatively muted the coverage of the triennial meeting has been this time around.

In part, this is due to the fact that FOCAC 8 itself has been slightly smaller than usual. It was held at the ...

Nigeria’s Emerging Role in China-Africa Relations

One of the unexpected outcomes of the COVID-19 crisis is its rapidly escalating impact on the relationship between Nigeria and China. Several African governments have protested the treatment of African migrants in Guangzhou, but Nigeria is emerging as the epicentre of a diplomatic crisis in China-Africa relations.  ...