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Chinese Embassy in Harare Angrily Refutes “Smear Campaign” by Zimbabwe Unions

The Chinese embassy in Harare came to the defense of a local Chinese tile company accused of forcing its employees to endure “slave-like working conditions.” The embassy published a statement on its website that challenged the authenticity of videos that have been circulating depicting the poor ...

Tensions Between a Chinese Manager and Congolese Employee at a DRC Mine Erupt… and Go Viral on Social Media

Videos of brawls between expatriate Chinese managers and local employees in African countries are surfacing with increasing frequency. On June 30th, a fight broke out between a Congolese employee at the Tenke Fungurumé Mining company in Kowlezi and his Chinese manager over the worker's reported frustration about poor ...

Local Chinese Businessman in Lagos Awarded Second Nigerian Chieftancy Title

For the second time in just three years, Chinese expatriate businessman Liu Zhiyong has been granted an honorary chieftaincy title in Nigeria's Lagos state. Liu received his latest title last month from Chief Gbobaniyi (photo) for his contributions to the local economy and development in Lagos State. 

The Battle of Perceptions Around Tanzania’s Bagamoyo Port Expansion

This week's surprise announcement by Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s that she is resuscitating negotiations with China and other stakeholders about a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Port of Bagamoyo is generating a lot of excitement and a desire among some (most likely in the government) to set ...

A Chinese Woman Gets a Ceremonial Chieftancy in Nigeria and the Internet Goes Berserk

A well-known Nigerian chieftain in Lagos bestowed honorary chieftaincy titles on three foreign nationals and nine Nigerians earlier this month to commend them for their contributions to economic development in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. The story largely ...

Poverty Alleviation is Becoming an Increasingly Important in China’s Public Diplomacy Messaging In Africa

Lacking the pop culture Europeans and Americans have long relied on to bolster their soft power diplomacy in Africa, China instead uses alternative messaging about its rapid economic development, infrastructure accomplishments, and now domestic poverty alleviation. While the Chinese topics are ...

Chinese Social Media Uproar Over Allegations of Chinese Illegal Fishing

A massive social media uproar is underway in China over allegations made by leading online (Chinese) influencers and the Beijing-based, European-funded China Dialogue environmental news website that have brought attention to the issue of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) Chinese fishing around the world.

Chinese Entertainment is Finding New Audiences in Africa

Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee kung fu movies have long been popular in Africa. Now, however, Chinese entertainment content is expanding beyond martial arts to include sports and even soap operas. Chinese television dramas are ...

China Paid For a Second Article in South African Media to Promote Vaccine Agenda

Quick update on a story that we brought you last week about China's use of paid content marketing to promote the use of its vaccines in South Africa. A second article has now been published in the "Partnered Content" section of ...

#PRNightmare: Rap Superstar Snoop Dogg Posted the Video of a Chinese Employee Attacking Safety Inspectors in Sierra Leone

The video of that Chinese employee of the China Railway Seventh Group who attacked a group of safety inspectors at the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone went mega-viral this weekend after rap superstar Snoop Dogg shared the video with his 61 million Instagram followers.
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