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Tweet of the Day: Alibaba Becoming a Major Business Education Center for African Students

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba is expanding its training and education programs for African undergraduate students with a new program specifically designed for commerce in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA.) ...

Investing in African Students is China’s Longterm Soft Power Play

Nigerian Dickson Agbaji is not famous. He's not a singer, a movie star or a popular online celebrity. So, according to the conventional definition of soft power, a guy like Dickson would not be considered very important. ...

Race and Racism in the Africa-China Relationship

This essay is a preview of Dr. Roberto Castillo's forthcoming article on "race" and "racism" in Africa-China relations. It was originally published as a multipart Twitter thread and has been re-posted here with the author's permission. Some years ago, during ...

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.

African College Students are Packing Classrooms to Learn Mandarin Chinese

China’s cultural footprint in Africa has lagged far behind its surging economic engagement across the continent. Now, there are indications that may be beginning to change.Chinese movies and TV shows are now easily accessible in dozens of countries thanks ...

Does It Make Sense for Africans to Learn Mandarin Chinese?

The South African government's 2015 decision to add Mandarin Chinese to the national curriculum sparked an uproar that baffled people in other, often more affluent societies around the world where the demand to learn ...

Chinese Studies at the University of Botswana

It's long been said that while China may have an Africa policy, African countries conversely do not have a China policy. In particular, too many Africans do not understand the language, culture, and politics of their new number one trading partner. ...
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