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Why China’s Belt & Road Initiative is a Lot Like a Rorschach Test

By China House Fellows Geng Xingshuo, 19, University of Rochester; Yang Zimo, 16, Lee Academy Shanghai; Cheng Yin 16 Tianjin Foreign Language School China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a program which initiatives are creating fresh waves of road, rail, ...

Chinese Businesses in Kenya Under COVID-19

By China House Fellows Zang Yiming, 15, Beijing National Day School; Fan Xia, 17, Yao Hua High School and Yu Kaidi, 17, Nanjing Foreign Language School Xianlin Campus Since March 13, Kenya discovered its first COVID-19 case in Nairobi. Up till ...

How Transsion, Africa’s Top Mobile Phone Maker, Defied the Odds And Grew Its Market Share During the Pandemic

By China House Student Fellows Xu Wen Chong, 17, China, New York University, Liu Si Qi, 20, China, The University of Warwick and Zhang Qin Yuan Bo, 15 Transsion Holdings announced its third-quarter report on October 27 this year, showing that ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Reading the Smoke

As things slowly settle down in South Africa after the last ruinous week, the debates about who’s really to blame are catching fire. It’s now being called an insurrection attempt, and President Ramaphosa has referred to those responsible for fueling the protests as ‘enemies of democracy.’ One of the problems underlying the current crisis is that he’s both right and wrong. South Africa is indeed, as Ramaphosa called it, a ‘hard-fought-for democracy.’ ...

Geopolitics and the Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccines

Paraguay, a landlocked country in South America, rarely makes global news headlines. However, images of protesters on the streets of the capital Asunción quickly circulated in international news this month. Protestors were pictured waving their national tricolour flag and holding anti-government posters with slogans such as ...

The Role of Education in Tackling Child Marriage in Kenya

By China House Student Fellows Qinnan He, Larrissa Leung, Linyi Xia and Xuewen Zhang (Authors listed alphabetically, this research article has been authored equally). “I’ll share you a girl’s story. She’s 35 now with 9 children after being forced to marry ...

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: The Call for Renewed Pan-African Agency in China-Africa Relations

In the first days of November, the world turned towards the United States. Would Trump, one of the most divisive figures in global politics, secure another four years in the White House? Or would the American people vote for a change? While he is currently refusing to ...

Does China Influence African Elections?

Almost 15 years ago, allegations were beginning to emerge that China influences African elections. The case in point was Zambia. China became a hot campaign issue in Zambia’s 2005 elections. The opposition, led by Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata, never missed an opportunity to lash out at then ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kenya

By China House Student Fellows He Ye, 17, Shenzhen College of International Education Ruining Liu, 17, Capital Normal University High School, Liangjing Yi, 17, Shude High School Dujiangyan Foreign Language Experimental School and Xia Zhao, 18, Northfield Mount Hermon School In ...

Fostering Empathy is Key for China’s Next Generation to Challenge Anti-Black Racism

By China House Fellows Jinhao Bai, Yi Cheng, Jiasui Xie, Ruoyu Yan “If we want to confront the issue of racism, everyone needs to take their share of responsibility. This 'everyone' includes you, me, and all the other individuals living in ...

Hatred and Hospitality: See the Complexity of Racism in Guangzhou

By China House Fellows Andy Zhang, Jie Cang, Ziyu Lin and Yirong Xu “We don’t want gifts and apologies: We want our dignity…We have fractured this world.” – Kevin, student “But ...

Anti-Black Cyber Racism in China

By China House Student Fellows Xinjian Lyu, Chenxing Ji, Yuncheng Chi, Shizhen Gu Guangzhou, one of the most developed cities in China, has become a popular place among foreign immigrants. The majority of immigrants here in Guangzhou are Africans who seek ...

Exploring the Boundary Between Casual Racism and Curiosity Through Lived Experience of Black People in Guangzhou

“You don’t get to be Black in China and just be, you have to consider all the other stuff you have to deal with in order to have the experience you are trying to have,” says Jane (alias), an African American woman who has worked and lived ...

Bittersweet Memories: a Holistic Picture of How Africans Are Treated During COVID-19 in Guangzhou

By China House Student Fellows Houming Ling, Lynn Yuhan Pan, Meng Zhao and Zach Ziye Zhang "The African community in Guangzhou is on edge after widespread accounts were shared on social media of people being left homeless this week, ...
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