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A China-Africa Love Story Hits The Big Screens

A new, big-budget romantic comedy centering on a China-Africa love story is now in wide release in Chinese multiplexes. "My African Bride," whose title in Chinese translates to “a daughter-in-law in the village,” tells the story of a young couple who returns ...

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa is the Setting For a New Blockbuster Chinese Drama

Ebola Fighters (埃博拉前线) is a big-budget drama that premiers today on China's largest streaming platforms. It depicts the efforts of frontline Chinese medical staff in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ...

Weibo User: Where Are the Wolf Warriors to Rescue Chinese Nationals in South Africa?

Where's Wu Jing and the Wolf Warriors to help overseas Chinese impacted by the violence in South Africa wondered Weibo user "Little Tiger" (某小老虎) in a post on the Chinese social network on Wednesday. Although "

Hundreds of Chinese Nationals Evacuated From Northern Ethiopia, Confirms Foreign Ministry Spokesman

600 Chinese nationals have reportedly been safely escorted out of the conflict zone in northern Ethiopia. "With the assistance of the Ethiopian side, the Chinese citizens there have basically been evacuated," confirmed Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at the regular ...

Africa Week 2020 Kicks Off Today in Beijing

Africa Week 2020 in Beijing gets underway today and this year many events will take place on Zoom. So even if you're not in China you should check out the cool things they have planned. The team at 

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Q&A: Africa’s Role in China’s Global Military Expansion – Defense Expert Unpacks a Thorny Issue

The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, on Tuesday added to the growing alarm in Washington DC defense circles about the global reach of China’s military. 

Speaking in front of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, Aquilino said China is building capacity to seize Taiwan, and: “The PRC also seeks to establish a network of overseas military installations that would extend its reach, allowing support for an increasingly ...

New China-Africa Movie Release: “A Foreign Daughter-in-Law in the Village”

A China-Africa love story is set to be released on the big screen in China soon. The film, whose title in Chinese means "a daughter-in-law in the village," tells the story of a young couple who returns to the groom's hometown in rural China where his new ...

Black Panther Sparks Debate Over Anti-Black Racism in China

The Marvel superhero blockbuster Black Panther generated a respectable $100 million at the Chinese box office in March, making it the film’s top overseas market. The movie had a very strong opening in China, earning more than ...

The Enduring Popularity of Chinese Kung Fu Movies in Africa

The Chinese government is spending billions of dollars around the world to expand its already massive global media footprint. Africa is a major destination for a lot of that investment. Although it is not clear how much money the Chinese have spent ...

New Short Film Humanizes the China-Africa Relationship

When independent filmmaker Carl Houston Mc Millan was growing up in the tiny southern African country of Lesotho he saw firsthand the effects of China's surging engagement in Africa. Even in this remote country, embedded ...