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A French Government-owned TV Network Published a Racist Political Cartoon About China’s Vaccine Pledge to Africa

It's remarkable that in 2021, no one in the editorial department at the French television network TV5Monde thought that publishing a political cartoon featuring a black African character with a spear and shield might be considered a bit, well, racist. And, apparently, no one on the broadcaster's ...

Congolese Superstar Cédric Bakambu Gets a Funny Farewell From His Beijing Team

Congolese striker Cédric Bakambu bid farewell to his Beijing Guoan teammates and the Chinese Super League to play once again in Europe, most likely with Barcelona.  The 30-year old forward made a huge impact for Beijing, scoring 58 goals in 87 games ...

FOCAC PERSPECTIVES: Relieve the “Pressure Points” in China-Africa Ties By Expanding Trade and People-to-People Ties

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists, and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar. If you ...

Senegalese Government Officials Are Ready to Say 你好 (Hello) to Thousands of Chinese Visitors Attending Next Week’s FOCAC

Dozens of Senegalese officials from throughout the government have completed a Chinese language and culture training program at the University of Dakar's Confucius Institute in preparation for next week's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place next week. The ...

The Back Story of China’s Most Popular Vlogger in Africa

Wang Yao had lived in East Africa for more than a decade and became increasingly frustrated with the way that Africa was depicted in the Chinese media. When he searched for "Africa" on search engines or social video sites, all he got were the usual memes about ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

FOCAC’s Powerful Optics Present a Challenge to China’s Rivals

FOCAC is for me what the Winter Olympics is for a curling fan – the one moment every few years when the world briefly shares one’s obsession. So it was interesting (and revealing) how relatively muted the coverage of the triennial meeting has been this time around.

In part, this is due to the fact that FOCAC 8 itself has been slightly smaller than usual. It was held at the ...

Congolese Superstar Cédric Bakambu Announces Departure From the Chinese Super League, Widely Expected to Sign Soon With FC Barcelona

Congolese forward and Chinese Super League star Cédric Bakambu spoke publicly for the first time on Monday about his pending departure from Beijing Guoan where he spent the past four years and became the league's top scorer. Bakambu is a free agent ...

Tshisekedi Checks in on the Progress of Kinshasa’s Vast New China-built Cultural Center

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi joined Ambassador Zhu Jing on Monday for a tour of the construction site of the new cultural center that China is financing and constructing in Kinshasa. When finished, the new 36,000 square meter ...

Congolese Superstar Cédric Bakambu May Say Adios to the Chinese Super League Now That Barcelona is Calling

Congolese forward and Chinese Super League Cédrioc Bakambu may be on his way back to Spain in 2022 when his contract expires with Beijing Guoan in December. There are widespread reports that the CSL's top scorer last year is once again being considered for a ...

A Group of South African Tourist Guides Graduated From a Chinese Language and Culture Program… But There’s One Small Problem Though

16 tour guides in South Africa graduated on Friday from a six-week program that taught them Chinese language and culture in the hope they'll be able to better support what was once one of the fastest-growing sources of tourism to SA.

Chinese Man Awarded Honorary Chieftan Title in Central Nigeria

The chief of the central Nigerian town of Keffi in Nasarawa State awarded a local chieftain title to the Shandong native Cong Hui (丛辉) in appreciation of his contributions to economic development in the community. Cong works for PowerChina and is ...
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