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Why Reducing Ivory Demand in China Will Not Curb Poaching in Africa

"When the buying stops, the killing can too" reads the popular slogan that WildAid uses in its anti-ivory campaign to raise awareness in China. WildAid, along with most Western environmentalists, contend that curbing demand in China for ivory is the key factor to help ...

China's Risky Gamble to Become a Major Player in the Mideast & North Africa

Chinese president Xi Jinping's three-country tour of the Middle East and North Africa offers yet another example of Beijing's expanding drive for increased global influence. During his first visit to the region, Xi traveled to Saudi ...

China's Diplomatic Dilemma: Protecting Its People and Property Overseas

Chinese special operations forces are training in the Western deserts of Xinjiang in complex search and rescue missions, in environments that closely resemble North Africa or certain parts of the Middle East. These newly-trained military forces have recently been empowered ...

Africa Feels the Chill of China's Cooling Economy

It hasn't even been a month since Chinese president Xi Jinping was in South Africa for the triennial FOCAC confab where he unveiled a massive $60 billion financial package. Oh how those were innocent, halcyon days. There was a still ...

FOCAC 2015: Making sense of the numbers

By Kai Xue Beijing, China -- The China-Africa relationship was re-launched with fresh impetus at the recently concluded FOCAC. China announced at the forum a commitment of US$60 billion in funds over the next 3 years to support economic relations. That’s a dramatic increase of 3-times from the headline ...

[TRANSLATION] 10 Things Chinese People Should Know About Doing Business in Africa

One of the most common criticisms of the Chinese in Africa is how difficult it is for "outsiders" (i.e. non-Chinese) to engage them in any kind of open dialogue. In many African countries, the Chinese community is widely perceived as reclusive, even isolated, from the broader community. Some of this ...

China and the World: What to Expect in 2016

The December China-Africa leaders summit in Johannesburg culminated the end of what was a very busy year for Chinese president Xi Jinping and his foreign policy team. In many ways, 2015 marked a significant turning point in China's increasingly ambitious ...

'China is Doing More to Protect Elephants Than Africa'

For the first time in years, there is positive news to report in the fight to save Africa's elephants from extinction. A new study by the Save the Elephants revealed that the price of ivory in China has halved over ...

Chinese Residents of South Africa Say No To the Illegal Wildlife Trade

The following article was written by the team at China House Kenya In order to help Chinese residents of African countries to better integrate into the local environment, China House organizes and implements a series of projects aimed at engage Chinese communities in wildlife conservation. ...

FOCAC 6: A China-Africa Lovefest

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit concluded in Johannesburg on Saturday amid an almost giddy atmosphere. All sides in this relationship seemingly walked away with more than what they anticipated. Africa provided a welcome relief for Xi Jinping's embattled ...
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