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Apr 20, 2019

Throughout the history of China's engagement in Africa, even today, Beijing has spent most of its time and resources to foster ties with elites across the continent. And it's done a remarkable job. Political leaders across Africa have built strong relationships with their counterparts in China, establishing powerful...


Mar 22, 2019

China-Africa trade rebounded in 2018 after several years of steady declines. Trade between the two regions last year increased by nearly 20% to $204 billion, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

The bulk of Africa's exports to China is raw materials, namely oil ($46.3 billion), minerals ($37.04 billion) and...


Mar 16, 2019

Born in China, raised in Ghana, Zhao Huiling is part of a new generation of young social media storytellers who aims to tell a very different China-Africa story than what you see in traditional media.

Huiling joins Eric & Cobus to talk about her new video blog or vlog, where she shares her personal stories about Africa...


Mar 8, 2019

While there are a growing number of books that explore the China-Africa relationship, most are written either by scholars or journalists who are experts in the field and are written in a style that is often inaccessible for people new to this subject.

Beijing-based author and social entrepreneur Lina Getachew Ayenew saw...


Feb 22, 2019

The number of African university students in China has exploded over the past twenty years, surging from just under 2,000 in 2003 to almost 50,000 today. In fact, China is now second only to France as a destination for African students.

But what happens to these students after graduation? Their visas typically require...