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Hannah Ryder Explains Why the China-Africa Trade Expo is Important

The China-Africa trade expo that's now underway in the central Chinese province of Hunan provides a unique opportunity for African exporters of finished goods to meet directly with Chinese buyers, said Hannah Ryder, CEO of Development Reimagined, in an interview this weekend with Chinese ...

By the Numbers: New Report Breaks Down Current State of China-Africa Trade and Economic Ties

The Chinese government published a lengthy 108-page report on Saturday that details the current state of economic and trade ties with Africa. The timing of the report's release was intended to coincide with the opening of the China-Africa Trade Expo that began in Changsha on ...

CCP Quietly Bolsters Ties With Africa’s Ruling Parties

The Secretary of Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement Party, Richard Todwong, took part in a seminar on Saturday organized by the Chinese Communist Party that is part of a broader effort by the CCP to further strengthen its ties with ruling parties across the continent.

Week in Review: Debt, Arrests and Market Expansion

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema will head to Washington soon to meet with officials from the IMF and World Bank in an effort to secure a new financing package. The Zambian leader spoke at the UN this week and met with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in New York.While President ...

China is Stepping Up Its Opposition to Proposed U.S. Sanctions Against Ethiopia

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued its most forceful denunciation to date against proposed U.S. sanctions on Ethiopia for the war in Tigray. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said possible U.S. measures against Ethiopian officials involved in the conflict is a "wanton exertion ...

Xi’s Pledge to Halt Building Coal Plants Overseas Sparks Mix of Excitement, Confusion, and Even Some Concern

Environmentalists around the world celebrated Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement at the UN this week that Beijing would stop building coal-fired power plants overseas. But the news prompted concern in some of the countries where more than 20 Chinese financed coal-fired power ...

First U.S. Conservatives Thought IMF SDRs Would Bolster China, Now Some Say It’s The Solution to Countering Beijing

U.S. conservatives can't seem to agree if the issuance of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) is a "bail-out" for China, or a tool to counter Beijing's growing influence in the Global South. Sam Brownback, a veteran Christian conservative politician on the ...

Everywhere You Look in the DR Congo, Chinese Entities Are Suddenly Getting a Lot of Good Press

A noticeable increase in positive media coverage about Chinese companies and government-backed development projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that began last week is showing no signs of abating, with leading news outlets publishing a stream of favorable stories. ...

Many Nigerians Feel Abandoned By Their Government For Not Enforcing Labor Laws at Chinese Companies

This summer's death of Onyinye Onwuegbusi, a young translator at a Chinese-owned factory in Nigeria, has sparked a national campaign to draw attention to the prevalence of forced labor and the lack of occupational safety measures at many Chinese companies operating in the country.

Meet Wang Yao, Entrepreneur, Vlogger, and a Guy Who Looks Like He’s Living His Best Life in Kenya

Wang Yao 王垚 is a truly unique character who's not only built a hugely successful second-hand clothing business in Kenya but has also become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms where he now has almost 5 million followers. Wang first came ...
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