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The South African Human Rights Commission Joins Calls for an Independent Investigation Into Allegations of Maltreatment of African Migrants in China

The South African Human Rights Commission is joining the push for an independent investigation of the alleged mistreatment of African migrants in China, including forced testing, quarantining and "other inhuman treatment, due to the COVID-19 outbreak," the independent group said in a statement this week: ...

China Promotes Burundi to “All-Weather Friend”

One of the highlights of Foreign Minister Wang Yi's trip to Burundi was the announcement that Beijing had classified the government there as an "All-Weather Friend." While this may not be an official diplomatic designation, it's nonetheless an important status within the Chinese diplomatic lexicon.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Busy Day in Cairo

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up the first stop of his five-nation African tour following a full day of high-level meetings with Egyptian and Arab regional leaders. Security issues in Libya and the situation in Iran were key items on the agenda at several of the ...

China’s Cobalt Mining Giant in the DR Congo is in Trouble (Again)

The phone many of you are using to read this article and all those electric vehicles on the roads rely on cobalt, a strategically vital metal that comes from one of the saddest places on earth in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Most consumers have ...

Viral Video: Xinjiang Activists Circulate Video of Young Black Children Crying While Singing Chinese Songs

A video depicting two presumably African boys undergoing what appears to be some kind of torturous martial arts exercise that is clearly causing them extreme discomfort has now gone viral under the heading "Chinese evil imperialism in Africa." The social video ...

Does China Benefit From the U.S. Stripping Cameroon of Its AGOA Privileges?

At first glance, it would seem that the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Cameroon’s free-trade privileges would be counterproductive at this time when the U.S. is battling hard against the Chinese for influence in Africa. After all, Washington sanctioning Youndé on ...

Q&A: Does China Benefit From the U.S. Stripping Cameroon of Its AGOA Privileges? Yes. No. Maybe.

At first glance, it would seem that the Trump administration's decision to revoke Cameroon's free-trade privileges would be counterproductive at this time when the U.S. is battling hard against the Chinese for influence in Africa. After all, Washington sanctioning Youndé on human rights plays right into the ...

When China Pushes Back Against the U.S. on Human Rights, It Plays Very Well in Many African Countries

At a press conference broadcast live on TV, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta did not appreciate being lectured by former U.S. President Barack Obama on gay rights. "We ...

China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win

"China’s policymakers benefit from the democratic world’s economic and political openness. They use free nations’ discourse to identify their own foreign policy and technological shortcomings while building a firewall that keeps discussion of those shortcomings from ever occurring in China itself. " ...

Most African States Quietly Take China’s Side in Xinjiang Battle at the United Nations

A duel erupted at the United Nations on Tuesday between rival factions who oppose and support China's treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. On one side, the US, UK and most other Western countries renewed their criticism of China for committing well-documented human ...
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