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South African Police Seize Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Imported From China

Three Chinese and one Zambian national are now in custody in Johannesburg after South African police raided a warehouse containing 2,400 doses of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines that were allegedly smuggled from China, Authorities were ...

Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Guinea

Guinea on Wednesday received a donation of 200,000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses from China as it seeks help from multiple sources to halt the spread of the coronavirus, according to foreign affairs minister Ibrahima Khalil Kaba. Officials in Conakry are also expecting a shipment of ...

With the Two Sessions Now Underway in Beijing, Chinese Diplomats in Africa Extend Their “Legislative Greetings”

China's largest legislative event of the year is now underway in Beijing where 5,000 delegates from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are meeting in what's become known as the "Two Sessions."

3 Tips for African Negotiators Doing Deals with China

Two of the world's leading experts in China-Africa negotiations, Hervé Lado, Guinea country manager at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Folashadé Soulé, a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, led a workshop last October in Cotonou, Benin with 15 negotiators from West and Central ...

From Ideology to Economics: The Evolution of China-Zambia Ties

China's relations with Zambia date back to the Mao era in the 1960s and in many ways serve as the foundation of Beijing's broader engagement on the continent today. Dr. Emmanuel Matambo of the Africa-China Studies Centre at the University of ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Sanctions and Anti-Sanctions

For those tracking the development (and high-level normalization) of ‘the new cold war,’ this week has been a doozy. U.S. President Joe Biden departed for the G7 summit in Cornwall with a rare bipartisan win in his pocket. His U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a $250 billion bill aimed at countering Chinese competition in a number of hi-tech areas like semiconductors and robotics, passed with a 68-32 majority. Some predict that it could ...