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Feb 27, 2017

In this bonus episode, the China Africa Project's Eric Olander speaks live with Thabo Mdluli on Johannesburg talk radio station Power 98.7 to take listener call-in questions on whether "China is a predator or partner in Africa."

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Feb 25, 2017

Even though China is one of Africa's largest investors, ranked seventh overall according to Ernst & Young, there are surprisingly few rules that govern private-sector investments between these two regions. These rules are established through bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, where two countries agree upon a set of...


Feb 18, 2017

In this week's episode of the China in Africa podcast, Dr. Matt Ferchen from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his new paper on the perception gaps that exist around the world regarding China's economic, military and political rise. This is a particularly important...


Feb 12, 2017

In this episode, outspoken international economist Anzetwe Were joins Eric & Cobus from Nairobi to discuss her recent column in Business Daily (Kenya) on how Africa is bracing for a Trump-inspired shift towards to China in response to the new U.S. president's apparent determination to shake up the international...


Feb 4, 2017

In this episode, award winning Shanghai-based environmental journalist Shi Yi joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the emerging crisis over the illegal trade of Congolese bloodwood. She recently reported on how surging demand in China is fueling widespread illegal logging in the DR Congo.

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