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China's special economic zones in Africa: lots of hype, little hope

A decade ago China announced it would develop of a series of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in...

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China's role in Africa's "Looting Machine"

China goes to great lengths to differentiate its engagement in Africa from the continent's former...

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China’s rapidly changing views on wildlife conservation in Africa

A dramatic shift in Chinese public opinion about animal welfare and global wildlife conservation...

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Greenpeace: China illegally fishing in West Africa

A new report by the environmental activist group Greenpeace alleges that hundreds of Chinese...

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NO! China is NOT exporting convict labor to Africa!!!!

15 minutes in to almost any conversation about the Chinese in Africa and the question about...

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Chinese cultural diplomacy in Africa

The Chinese government has spent billions of dollars in Africa on public diplomacy initiatives...

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Chinese dreams and the African renaissance

Leaders in both China and Africa have articulated new visions for their respective regions that...

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There's a lot about China's ties with Madagascar you probably don't know

The Chinese population on the east African island of Madagascar defies many of the...

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China-Africa relations: a high school perspective

Annie Hou (???) is a third year high school student at Sudan International School in Shanghai who...

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The Spy Cables: Chinese espionage in Africa

Buried in the trove of secret intelligence documents known as "The Spy Cables" obtained by Al...

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Chinese corporate behavior in Africa

The list of grievances against Chinese companies operating in Africa is long and varied, from...

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China's BIG gamble in the TINY Comoros Islands

The Comoros is a tiny island nation off the east coast of Africa in the Indian ocean and where a...

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Chinese studies at the University of Botswana

It's long been said that while China may have an Africa policy, African do not have a China...

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China's mystery deal with the African Union

It's not really news anymore when China announces yet another massive infrastructure construction...

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Flash of anti-Chinese xenophobia in the DR Congo

Anti-government protestors filled the streets of the DRC capital Kinshasa on January 19 and 20 to...

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South Africa: China's BFF in Africa

South Africa is emerging as one of China's most important international partners as the...

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Religion among African immigrants in China

Nestled in apartments and offices throughout the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou are dozens of...

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From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'

A growing number of Chinese companies are looking to outsource production overseas in a bid to...

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China in Africa: 2014 Year in Review

2014 marked another landmark year in Sino-African relations as bilateral trade between the two...

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Africa and China's new great power diplomacy

Chinese president Xi Jinping recently outlined a new, ambitious foreign policy agenda that aims...

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