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Chinese Vlogger Fyjo Molly Wants You to See Africa in a Different Way

Fyjo Molly uses an unusual way to phoneticize her English YouTube handle name. The Chinese characters for Africa, 非洲, are typically spelled “fei zhou” but writing it as “Fyjo” Molly put her own little twist on the name, much like her ...

Huawei VP: WSJ Allegations of Spying in Africa Is Just “Fake News”

"Fake news" is how Huawei's vice president of strategy, Andrew Williamson, characterized last week's Wall Street Journal story on alleged spying in Uganda and Zambia. He made the comments in an interview with the state-led Russia Today television network. It's Fascinating ...

In Africa, China Is the News

China's soft power projection in Africa is radically different from that of other countries, like the U.S. or France, where movies, music, and culture are used to foster support and allegiance. Even the Chinese realize that no matter how hard ...

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 ...

‘White South Africans’ Starts Trending on Twitter After Woman’s Comments About Hong Kong Protests

A white South African woman who moved to Hong Kong has become a topic of discussion on social media after a video of her making a plea for Hong Kong protests to stop went viral. The young woman dressed in ...

Chinese and Africans are Having Totally Different Conversations About Their Relationship

In this week's episode, Effy Zhang, a Beijing-based global affairs reporter for the privately-run financial news outlet Caixin, joins Eric & Cobus to talk about how she covers China-Africa issues for her readers in China. It's interesting to compare Chinese news coverage from that ...

New Generation of Vloggers Aims to Tell a Different China-Africa Story

When Shanghai-native Zhao Huiling was 12, her family moved from China to Ghana where she lived until she was 18 years old. When she came back to China as a young adult, she quickly became frustrated with the stereotypes of Africa that are widely ...

How Media Both Reflects and Directs Increased Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Zambia

This week Eric and Cobus discuss the recent surge of anti-Chinese sentiment in Zambiawhere public anger is on the rise against politicians in both Lusaka and Beijing. 

Previewing the Upcoming FOCAC Summit Through the Media's Lens

With the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit now just weeks away, international press coverage of the event is now ramping up. Over the past several weeks, Eric & Cobus have done a number of interviews with journalists around the world about what ...

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 ...
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