Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Mar 31, 2018

Every year China's two major legislative bodies convene for what is typically a rather boring, uneventful gathering to ratify the president's agenda. This annual ritual, known commonly as the "Two Sessions," is when the National People's Congress, the mostly-rubber stamp parliament, convenes at the same time as...


Mar 25, 2018

The Marvel superhero blockbuster Black Panther generated a respectable $100 million at the Chinese box office in March, making it the film's top overseas market. The movie had a very strong opening in China, earning more than $60 million during its first but then dropped off quickly.

The seemingly sharp fall in...


Mar 18, 2018

There's been a discernible change in how the Chinese government responds to criticism about their policies in Africa, particularly from other major powers like the U.S. Until recently, Chinese officials often avoided direct conflict with its critics, opting instead for low-key responses from official spokespeople...


Mar 11, 2018

There is a certain irony when a U.S. envoy travels to Africa to warn his hosts about the dangers of borrowing money from China. The United States, after all, is the world's most indebted country and borrows more from China than any other nation in the world. In fact, China owns more than a trillion dollars of U.S....


Mar 3, 2018

The small, scaly pangolin is the world's most trafficked animal. Poachers in Africa are capturing and killing vast numbers of these animals and illegally shipping them to markets throughout Asia, but mostly in China and Vietnam.

In 2017 the Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits University in Johannesburg collaborated...