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Call for Contributions: African Health and Agriculture Storytelling Opportunities

INTRODUCTION: The China Africa Project (CAP) and the Beijing-based development communications agency Diinsider are partnering together for an exciting new multimedia initiative that will showcase key innovations, programs and trends in the African health and agricultural development sectors. This project will engage scholars, practitioners, journalists, and others ...

The Top Ten Most Popular Episodes of The China in Africa Podcast in 2019

The following is a list of the most downloaded episodes of The China in Africa Podcast in 2019. If you're not already a subscriber, you can do so on iTunes or anywhere you get your podcasts. 1. CHINA-AFRICA 101:  ...

African Media Houses Should Design Own Policies on How to Report on China

China is featured prominently in the news media and deservingly so for several reasons. It has grown from a relatively obscure, poor country in East Asia into a global power. China’s economy is the world’s second-largest and by some measures, ...

Sino-Kenyan Railway Operator Afristar Challenges Allegations in Daily Nation Report

The Chinese-Kenyan joint venture company that runs operations for the new Standard Gauge Railway company, Afristar, forcefully rebutted recent allegations published last week in The Daily Nation newspaper that claimed that the SGR's Chinese contractor "refused to provide key information protected by the ...

The Rare News Interview with a Chinese Ambassador in Africa

Chinese ambassadors in Africa rarely grant one-on-one interviews with international journalists. But that's starting to change now, particularly as a few Chinese envoys are making themselves more accessible to the press and on social media platforms like Twitter. ...

BBC Africa Correspondent Dickens Olewe Wasn’t Shy Asking China’s Ambassador to Kenya About Debt Traps and Asset Seizures

Chinese ambassadors are notoriously media-shy, particularly with U.S. and European news organizations like the BBC who Beijing often regards as adversarial. And when these officials do grant interviews, they're often very stilted, constrained by ground-rules and limited to pre-approved questions. But ...

Tweet of the Day: China’s All-Expense Paid Junkets for African Journalists Are Quite Effective at Building Goodwill

Today's Tweet comes from Ugandan journalist Sarah Kyobe who showcases how effective China's outreach to African journalists has been quite effective in building goodwill. The Chinese government spends a considerable amount of money every year to pay for hundreds of African journalists and media professionals to visit ...

Leading South African Financial Newspaper Gets Called Out for Publishing Chinese Propaganda

On November 4, the South African financial daily Business Day published a 12-page insert "celebrating Mao's revolution" in China. The supplement was labeled an "advertorial," which didn't go down well with some readers who felt it was misleading. In a letter ...

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. ...

Mobbed at Tiananmen Square, Stunned in China’s Harbin

“We must have made a grave mistake by even taking the decision to enter square as people of color. Blacks are a rare sight in China and Chinese love seeing blacks and Africans in particular, in their midst.” Nigerian journalist Soni Daniel commenting a ...
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