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Mar 30, 2014

A February 2014 survey by the Ethics Institute of South Africa reveals deeply held negative views of Chinese business practices in Africa. In particular, respondents expressed concern over Chinese labor, environmental and CSR practices in Africa, illustrating just how much work ahead Chinese companies have to do to...


Mar 23, 2014

China-Africa public diplomacy is largely dominated by the presence of heads of state however over the past month three ambassadors from three different countries have hit the airwaves to speak out on the development of Sino-African relations. Representatives from the US, South Africa and Germany all shared their views,...


Mar 17, 2014

Beijing-based attorney Kai Xue joins us to share his perspective on the suggestion China may be having second thoughts about some of its riskier investments in Africa. Kai Xue also addresses his recent rebuttal to famed primatologist Jane Goodall who suggested the PRC is behaving in the same manor European colonialists...


Mar 14, 2014

Three Chinese weapons sales and military communiques recently made news in Africa. In Algeria and Nigeria, the Chinese have been delivering a series of naval and land-based arms procurements while in Djibouti, defense ministers from the two countries recently signed a new military partnership agreement. Although the...


Mar 11, 2014

A recent article by journalist Jacob Kushner published in Think Africa Press suggests China may be tiring of some of its high-risk investments in Africa and how Beijing may now be reconsidering its broader strategy on the continent. Meanwhile, China's state-run media is running with an entirely different narrative that,...