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Jul 8, 2017

Covering the China-Africa story is often a challenging assignment for many journalists as few reporters have the necessary background in both Chinese and African affairs. David Pilling is the exception. Pilling is the Africa Editor at the Financial Times in London who also reported extensively from China and throughout Asia.

Pilling has written several articles and columns in recent months that showcase a level of nuance often lacking in the work of his editorial peers, both at the Financial Times and other international news outlets in the U.S. and Europe. He joins Eric & Cobus to discuss his experience in covering this complex story and to share his broader outlook for China-Africa ties. 

Join the discussion. How do you feel the international press covers the China-Africa story? Is it getting better or do you think the news coverage still relies too heavily on outdated perceptions? Let us know what you think.

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