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Chinese Community in the DR Congo’s Mining Belt Report More Robberies and Break-In Attempts

Chinese residents and businesses in the southern Congolese mining city of Kolwezi report an increase in armed robberies and attempted break-ins.  It's not clear from the accounts on the Lualaba Chinese Chamber of Commerce WeChat channel if the assailants ...

China is Stepping Up Its Opposition to Proposed U.S. Sanctions Against Ethiopia

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued its most forceful denunciation to date against proposed U.S. sanctions on Ethiopia for the war in Tigray. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said possible U.S. measures against Ethiopian officials involved in the conflict is a "wanton exertion ...

One Dead, Another Injured Following a Violent Gang Robbery of a Chinese-Owned Warehouse in Nairobi

The Chinese embassy in Nairobi is working with local law enforcement to determine who was responsible for a brutal gang robbery of a Chinese-owned warehouse in a Nairobi suburb. Two Chinese nationals were sleeping in the warehouse when the gang broke in last Friday, ...

China’s Improbable Resource Bonanza in Afghanistan

By Lukas Fiala and Hugo Jones, China Foresight LSE IDEAS Over the past week, the crisis in Afghanistan continued to push all else to the periphery. China and Russia abstained from a United Nations Security Council resolution requiring the Taliban ...

Terrorists in Pakistan Again Target Chinese Nationals in What’s Become an Unprecedented Challenge For the Belt and Road

Residents of the Pakistani port city of Gwadar gathered this weekend to mourn the death of two children killed on Friday by a suicide bomber who once again targeted Chinese nationals. A group called the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack, the third ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China’s Climate Role in the Global South

I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from COP26 stress. There’s so much riding on the global climate summit happening in Glasgow at the end of the month that it’s sometimes difficult to remember we face a few other pressing issues too. 

To this point, Foreign Affairs this week published a poll asking a stellar group of experts whether American foreign policy is too hostile to China. Not surprisingly they got ...

China’s Ambassador to DRC Calls on Interior Minister To Personally Get Involved in the Search For Three Kidnapped Chinese Nationals

Chinese ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zhu Jing, called on Interior and Security Minister Daniel Aselo Okito Koy on Tuesday to personally intervene in the search for three Chinese nationals who went missing last week and are presumed to have been kidnapped ...

Why the Pentagon May Be Misreading China’s Plans For Military Expansion in Africa

Back in March, General Stephen Townsend, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa (AFRICOM), triggered widespread anxiety within the American national security community when he speculated that China is looking to build a military base on Africa's Atlantic coast.

Fearful of an Attack, Namibian Police Increase Protection of Chinese Nationals and Businesses

Chinese and Namibian authorities are sufficiently concerned about the possibility of a "terrorist attack" that regional Namibian police have been ordered to tighten security for Chinese nationals and businesses operating in the country. Namibia's police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the move ...

South Africa’s Chinese Communities in Shock After Last Week’s Violence

Chinese merchants in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are digging through the rubble of their looted stores and burned out factories following last week's spasm of mass violence that left more than 200 people dead and caused $1+ billion in property damage. ...

Three Chinese Construction Workers Kidnapped in Mali

A trio of Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were kidnapped at gunpoint from a road construction site in southwestern Mali on Saturday by unknown militants. The assailants destroyed equipment including a crane and dump trucks belonging to Chinese construction firm COVEC, ...
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