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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Annual Mystery Tour of Africa

What a snapshot of this moment in foreign policy: as China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarks this week on his annual tour of African countries, the Pentagon is publicly disagreeing with U.S. President Trump about exactly which Iranian sites might be targeted ...

While the U.S. Gets Bogged Down in the Persian Gulf, China Pushes on With its African Diplomacy

Getting Africa on the agenda in Washington, D.C. has never been easy, but now it'll be near impossible as America's senior foreign policy leaders become consumed managing the burgeoning crisis in Iran, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Contrast that ...

Tweet of the Day: Chinese Ambassador Denounces South African Opposition Party’s Ongoing Visit to Taiwan

Chinese Ambassador Lin Songtian, who is now quite prolific on Twitter, turned to the social media platform to express his displeasure about the Inkatha Freedom Party's decision to visit Taiwan this week. Ambassador Lin expressed re-asserted China's longstanding policy that Taiwan is a ...

Chinese Companies Building Mausoleums for Political Leaders in Zambia, Zimbabwe

A Chinese company has been chosen to construct the much-debated mausoleum for late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. It is not the first time a Chinese company has been tasked with building shrines for the region’s political leaders.

Although Relatively New to Twitter, China’s Ambassador in Zimbabwe Isn’t Afraid to Fight

He's only been using Twitter since April, but Ambassador Guo Shaochun is really getting the hang of the social network's bare-knuckle brawling culture. His feed is filled with strongly-worded rebuttals against China's critics in Zimbabwe, no matter if the accuser is someone popular ...

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 ...

Summits in 2019 Provoke Populist Response: “Draw Close to Your African Leader and Scream at Him to Wake Up!

While major newspapers in Africa explore the geopolitical and strategic implications of the recent Russia-Africa summit and the other international gatherings among the Japanese, Turks, Indians, and Americans this year, there's a very different conversation taking place online. Voices like those ...

For the First Time in a Long Time, China Isn’t Looming in the Background of an Africa Summit… This Time It’s the U.S.

Over the past few years at various African summits organized by the Japanese, Europeans or Americans, China has emerged as a kind of benchmark that other foreign powers are now measured against in Africa. Beijing's dominance in African trade, infrastructure development, and technology adoption are all seen ...

Author and Journalist Howard W. French on the History, Geopolitical & Economic Impact of China’s Engagement in Africa.

Columbia University just published a video today of a talk that the acclaimed author and journalist Howard W. French gave at the Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi. French's popular book "China's Second Continent" has influenced global views of the China-Africa relationship. ...

What Key Lessons Can African Countries Learn from the China-NBA Dispute

DISCLAIMER: The article raises a number of sensitive issues that are intended to inform and educate stakeholders in the China-Africa relationship about key political issues in China that influence current events. CAP Managing Editor Eric Olander, nor anyone else at the CAP, does not advocate for or ...
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