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The Global South and Communist Party Politics

By Mariah Thornton, China Foresight LSE IDEAS To those of us observing China from the outside, the internal politics of the Communist Party of China (CPC) often seem obscure, like a black box. However, these internal struggles give us a sense ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: China Announces Strong African Trade, FDI Data in the Run Up to FOCAC

Two-way China-Africa trade reached $185.2 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to new data provided by Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming. At this pace, the two regions will easily surpass last year's total of $187 billion. Chinese investment in Africa during the same period increased ...

FOCAC 8 Preview: The Economic Agenda

This year's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) conference will take place amid considerable uncertainty in the global economy and profound economic changes underway in China. As such, it's widely expected that the outputs from the upcoming forum will be very different ...