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IFAA and UCT Confucius Institute: China-Africa Colloquium

The Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Town has invited IFAA to co-host a high level Colloquium on China-Africa relations with Ben Turok as Programme Director. 48 more words

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A bloom in the desert: Sino-Algerian relations

In 2013 France lost its historic position as Algeria’s primary trade partner to China, this little noticed milestone is representative of a wider trend in North Africa as Beijing’s economic grip takes hold across the region. 650 more words


New year, new policies? How new initiatives from Beijing will impact on Chinese foreign policy.

I enjoyed the Chinese New Year in London’s Chinatown watching the spectacular lion and dragon dancers as well as eating a lot of tasty dim sum. 492 more words


Chinese Galamsey in Ghana: a bane or a Boon for the economy?  

“My voicemail is full. My guys keep calling me. They’re in a state of panic,” says Sulemane Atakpo— a young small-scale mining entrepreneur—as he tries to suppress signs of anger and frustration from his face. 2,193 more words

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The World's Most Powerful? The Rise of China’s Policy Banks

China’s Policy Banks: How the China Development Bank and Export Import Bank are becoming lender of choice for emerging markets.

China is a major economic power by many quantitative measures, the world’s principal manufacturer, its foremost exporter and the fastest growing major economy. 1,850 more words


China Steps Up for Peace in South Sudan


On January 12, a peace conference on the crisis in South Sudan took place in Khartoum. With representatives from China, Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the South Sudanese government and the rebels… 683 more words


China Breaks New Ground By Putting Boots On The Ground In South Sudan

IT HAS LONG been expected that China would deploy troops in Africa, even though doing so would mark a shift away from Beijing’s long-held policy of keeping itself, in public at least, at arm’s length from involvement in African conflicts. 420 more words