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China’s Ambassador to Nigeria Defends Treatment of Africans in Guangzhou

China's ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjiang, defended his government's treatment of Africans in Guangzhou in an interview published Wednesday with the Nigerian newspaper Punch. Ambassador Zhou stuck closely to the existing talking points on China's handling of the reported maltreatment of ...

CGTN Responds to Viral Video of African Woman Unable to Enter a Guangzhou Hospital With a Story on How Another African Woman Successfully Gave Birth in a GZ Hospital

CGTN Africa wants everyone to know that African women can deliver babies in Guangzhou. It's a rather odd story for an international news channel to run but this is clearly a piece of propaganda intended to offset a recent viral video that enraged huge numbers of people. ...

Chinese Companies Went on a Global Buying Spree in Q1 But Just Not in Africa

The London-based analytics firm GlobalData released a new report this week that highlights how Chinese companies are looking to buy distressed assets around the world as prices slump due to the deteriorating global economy. The Chinese appear eager to ...

Africa’s Cost of Borrowing is Orders of Magnitude Higher Than the Rest of the World

To understand why African finance leaders are so determined to avoid a default on their Eurobond debt all you have to do is look at the current interest rates that many of the continent's largest economies are paying for their government bonds.

China’s Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centers: Do They Help Africa’s Food Security Needs?

As COVID-19 spreads across the African continent, an African Union report has suggested that the outbreak could lead to a serious food security crisis in Africa, with as estimated 2.6% to 7% decline in agricultural production predicted for 2020. The FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Which Way is West?

One of the fun aspects of the China-Africa Project is that we don’t always agree. The work of pulling in different perspectives means that how we see reality is itself a negotiation, drawing on our different backgrounds. For example, one of the issues where Eric and I diverge is on whether the concept of The West makes any sense.

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Why so Many Chinese & Africans See What Happened in Guangzhou in Starkly Different Ways

Perceptions over what led to the crisis in Guangzhou back in early April remain starkly divided among Chinese and African stakeholders. Chinese officials vehemently deny that Africans were specifically targeted for additional health COVID-19 health screenings (“epidemic prevention” in the Chinese ...