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Prominent Africa Scholar in China Says COVID-19 & Guangzhou Provides Opportunity for Chinese and Africans to “Reflect on How We View Each Other”

In a subtle yet important recognition of the burgeoning chasm between Chinese and African civil societies, one of China's most prominent Africa scholars, Dr. Liu Haifang from Beijing University, called on scholars and other researchers to step back from the various crises that have recently shaken the ...

Is a Chinese-funded Aquaculture Technology Demonstration Center in South Africa a Ghost Ship?

In 2006, the Chinese government began a program of delivering agricultural aid to Africa through establishing Agriculture Technology Demonstrations Centers (ATDC), aimed at stimulating local development and also promote Chinese commercial and diplomatic interests in Africa.  Some of these ATDCs have been beneficial, but many others are ...

Video Worth Watching – China in Africa: Fair Trade or New Colonialism?

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Amsterdam arts and culture house deBAILE held a fascinating event on Monday with three prominent European China-Africa experts. The panel, from left to right, featured Miriam Driessen from Oxford University, Ilaria Carrozza from ...

The Blurry Lines Between Chinese Aid and Investment in Africa

For most countries, aid and investment are two entirely different things. Not with the Chinese, though, where until recently the country's aid programs were actually managed through the Ministry of Commerce. Because the Chinese have ...

Lingan University in Hong Kong to Offer Graduate Degree in China-Africa Studies

Lingan University in Hong Kong will offer one of the world's first graduate degrees in China-Africa studies. This one year program starts in the 2020 academic year and will be embedded within the international relations and feature a concentration in China-Africa studies.

Survey: Favorable Views of China Fall in U.S., Europe and Canada but Rises in Africa & Middle East

It's probably not a surprise to most that public opinion of China fell sharply in North America and Western Europe due largely to trade disputes and the ongoing saga over the legal fate of Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou who remains under house arrest in Vancouver while two ...

Searching for Young Voices on China-Africa Relations

Hey there! Welcome to Student xChange of The China Africa Project. Thank you for stopping by! My name is Jodi-Ann, editor of Student xChange. I am here with goals of amplifying young voices around the world on China-Africa ...

The Role of Human Rights in the China-Africa Discourse

This week Dr. Stacey Links joins Eric & Cobus from Amsterdam to discuss her research in the role that human rights plays within the broader China-Africa relationship. Stacey, a South African native, recently completed her Ph.D. on the subject at the University of Utrecht ...

Why South Africa's Large Chinese Population is Known as the "Quiet Community"​

The Chinese community in South Africa is one of the oldest and largest in Africa. But even though the history of Chinese migrants in SA dates back to the 1800s, most people in South Africa still know very little about this population. Known as ...

New Generation of China-Africa Scholars is Younger and More Diverse

It wasn't that long ago when most China-Africa scholars were white professors based in European or U.S. universities. That is no longer true anymore. A recent academic conference in Brussels showcased the new face of Sino-African academia that is younger, more ethnically and geographically ...
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