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China’s Vaccine Deliveries to Africa Slow to a Trickle While Shipments to Asia Soar

Chinese vaccine deliveries to Africa over the past week increased by just 500,000 doses compared to the previous week, according to the latest data from the Bridge Consulting Vaccine Tracker Report. While that's a sizable number of jabs given the paucity of vaccine shipments to ...

Alex Lo: Why China, Not the G7 is Setting the Global Agenda

Now that analysts and observers have had a few days to digest last weekend's announcements from the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, there's a growing sense that outcomes from the club of rich democracies did not rise to the challenges of the moment, specifically in their effort ...

Amid Rising Instability in a Growing Number of African Countries, the Question of Whether China Will Remain Engaged Looms

One of the original China in Africa memes that still endures today among many people on the continent is that the "Chinese want to colonize Africa" and want to "invade" the continent using a mix of debt traps, trade dependency, and immigration.

It’s Dumpling Time! Chinese Peacekeepers in the DRC Celebrate the Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Monday was the annual Dragon Boat Festival holiday in China when it's customary to eat sticky rice dumplings known as Zongzi 粽子. And even though they were far from home, a group of Chinese soldiers deployed as part of ...

Chinese Entertainment is Finding New Audiences in Africa

Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee kung fu movies have long been popular in Africa. Now, however, Chinese entertainment content is expanding beyond martial arts to include sports and even soap operas. Chinese television dramas are ...

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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