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New Independent China-Africa Think Tank Opens in Ghana

Two years after it was founded, a new Ghana-based China-Africa research center launched on Tuesday with a virtual ceremony. The Afro-Sino Centre of International Relations is an Accra-based think tank that aims to provide policymakers, scholars, and the public with critical analysis on contemporary issues in China-Africa ...

How China Lends: A Landmark Report on Chinese Loan Contracts

A groundbreaking new analysis by researchers in the United States and Germany provides an unprecedented look inside the contracts that China uses to lend billions of dollars to developing countries around the world. The new ...

China’s Recent Iran Deal Should be Seen in a Much Broader Context Urges One of China’s Most Prominent Mideast Scholars

There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about the implications of the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership agreement the two sides signed during Foreign Minister Wang Yi's recent visit to Tehran. Scholars and analysts in the U.S. and Europe have been struggling to understand the ...

Disclose the Debt!

If you’re into curling up with a cup of coffee and an 85-page report on Chinese lending, you can’t go wrong with AidData’s How China Lends: A Rare Look into 100 Debt Contracts with Foreign Governments (PDF). One of the most striking findings in ...

New CARI Report on Chinese Lending to Africa Doesn’t “Tell the Whole Story” Says Well-Known Chinese Analyst

The China-Africa Research Initiative's (CARI) latest report on the downturn in Chinese overseas lending to African governments that was published earlier this week was not well-received in some quarters of Beijing. Song Wei, a well-known Africa analyst who used ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The Tesla-fication of Vaccines

175 former heads of state, Nobel Prize winners and other illustrious eminences added their support to the call for the U.S. government to mandate a relaxing of intellectual property laws to allow countries in the Global South to mass-produce vaccines without fear of being sued. One of the more revealing details in this discussion is that the mechanism for countries to use a health emergency to momentarily suspend intellectual property rights already exists ...

New Report on Chinese Loans Challenges China’s “Win-Win” Narrative

The release of Wednesday's groundbreaking report that analyzed 100 Chinese state-backed loans to developing countries over a three-year period sparked considerable international media coverage.  While the 77-page report produced by researchers at AidData, the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD), ...

Diversity and Representation in the China Watching Space

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Black China Caucus (BCC), an organization set up to foster a more inclusive discussion about China. BCC was founded by a group of Black China professionals in the United States with a range ...

New Crop of Wilson Center Fellows Apparently Not Interested in China-LatAm, Africa Relations

Parsifal D'Sola, director of the Bogota-based think tank Center for China-Latin America Investigation at the Andrés Bello Foundation thought that it was a bit strange that given the high level of concern among U.S. policymakers in Washington, D.C. about China's growing influence in the Americas and Africa that ...

China’s Propagandists Use African Scholars to Make Its Case on Sensitive Core Issues Like Hong Kong

Chinese state media turns to "a Kenyan expert" to recite Beijing's logic for why it's important "to have patriotic people taking up certain positions" in Hong Kong under what was once the "One Country Two Systems" paradigm. Dr. Kigen ...

Brautigam: Influence and Investment, Not Asset Seizures Are the Primary Drivers of Chinese Lending in Africa

China-Africa Research Initiative Director Professor Deborah Brautigam spoke recently with acclaimed Harvard researcher William Overholt in what was a fascinating discussion about the complexities surrounding the Chinese debt issue in Africa. Professor Brautigam laid out some of the findings ...
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