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Why China’s Belt & Road Initiative is a Lot Like a Rorschach Test

By China House Fellows Geng Xingshuo, 19, University of Rochester; Yang Zimo, 16, Lee Academy Shanghai; Cheng Yin 16 Tianjin Foreign Language School China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a program which initiatives are creating fresh waves of road, rail, ...

Chinese Businesses in Kenya Under COVID-19

By China House Fellows Zang Yiming, 15, Beijing National Day School; Fan Xia, 17, Yao Hua High School and Yu Kaidi, 17, Nanjing Foreign Language School Xianlin Campus Since March 13, Kenya discovered its first COVID-19 case in Nairobi. Up till ...

How Transsion, Africa’s Top Mobile Phone Maker, Defied the Odds And Grew Its Market Share During the Pandemic

By China House Student Fellows Xu Wen Chong, 17, China, New York University, Liu Si Qi, 20, China, The University of Warwick and Zhang Qin Yuan Bo, 15 Transsion Holdings announced its third-quarter report on October 27 this year, showing that ...

The Role of Education in Tackling Child Marriage in Kenya

By China House Student Fellows Qinnan He, Larrissa Leung, Linyi Xia and Xuewen Zhang (Authors listed alphabetically, this research article has been authored equally). “I’ll share you a girl’s story. She’s 35 now with 9 children after being forced to marry ...

Does China Influence African Elections?

Almost 15 years ago, allegations were beginning to emerge that China influences African elections. The case in point was Zambia. China became a hot campaign issue in Zambia’s 2005 elections. The opposition, led by Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata, never missed an opportunity to lash out at then ...

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 ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya

By China House Student Fellows He Ye, 17, Shenzhen College of International Education Ruining Liu, 17, Capital Normal University High School, Liangjing Yi, 17, Shude High School Dujiangyan Foreign Language Experimental School and Xia Zhao, 18, Northfield Mount Hermon School In ...

Fostering Empathy is Key for China’s Next Generation to Challenge Anti-Black Racism

By China House Fellows Jinhao Bai, Yi Cheng, Jiasui Xie, Ruoyu Yan “If we want to confront the issue of racism, everyone needs to take their share of responsibility. This 'everyone' includes you, me, and all the other individuals living in ...

Hatred and Hospitality: See the Complexity of Racism in Guangzhou

By China House Fellows Andy Zhang, Jie Cang, Ziyu Lin and Yirong Xu “We don’t want gifts and apologies: We want our dignity…We have fractured this world.” – Kevin, student “But ...

Anti-Black Cyber Racism in China

By China House Student Fellows Xinjian Lyu, Chenxing Ji, Yuncheng Chi, Shizhen Gu Guangzhou, one of the most developed cities in China, has become a popular place among foreign immigrants. The majority of immigrants here in Guangzhou are Africans who seek ...

Exploring the Boundary Between Casual Racism and Curiosity Through Lived Experience of Black People in Guangzhou

“You don’t get to be Black in China and just be, you have to consider all the other stuff you have to deal with in order to have the experience you are trying to have,” says Jane (alias), an African American woman who has worked and lived ...
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