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Apr 28, 2017

This week Eric & Cobus check the inbox to answer listeners' questions and comments about recent China-Africa events. One listener was surprised by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent diss of the head of the African Union. Another comment was posted on LinkedIn in regards to the recent announcement...


Apr 22, 2017

 

China's embrace of multilateral diplomacy in Africa is something of a new phenomenon. For years, Beijing rejected the Western aid model, preferring instead to work bilaterally with African governments where they often employed aid (or infrastructure) for resource deals. Many of those early policies were born from...


Apr 15, 2017

Unlike the United States and countries in Europe, China has never been regarded as a popular destination for economic migrants. Today, that is no longer the case. China’s four-decade long economic boom is now a magnet for immigrants, particularly from Africa.
 
The Guangzhou Dream Factory is a new documentary produced...


Apr 8, 2017

In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, we pull the focus back to look at China's rapidly evolving foreign policy agenda in this new era of western populism led by Donald Trump in the United States.

François Godement, director of the Asia and China program at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Paris...


Apr 1, 2017

Nairobi-based researcher Zander Rounds joins Eric & Cobus to discuss a new comparative study on employment relations at Chinese and American firms in Kenya. Zander co-authored the report with China House Kenya founder Huang Hongxiang as part of a grant funded by the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns...