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China Africa Relationship

Dams and Dollars

China Hands | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
China Hands

For the last two decades, the US and China have peacefully maintained their presence on the continent and kept a kind of competitive equilibrium. The launching of the Grand Inga Dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, however, has finally given the two powers an opportunity to actually converge their interests and cooperate.

Africa Unsure of Its Place on World Stage

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

While the media touted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a sign of Africa's "rising" and its soon-to-be key role on the world stage, the truth is quite the opposite. African leaders' love for summitry isn't a sign of a rising continent, but rather, a sign of confusion, weakness and lack of direction.

Are We Getting China-Africa Media Relations Wrong?

Iginio Gagliardone | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Iginio Gagliardone

While it is evident how China has been developing a distinctive domestic approach to the Internet and the role of media in society more generally, whether and how the ideas informing this approach are spreading is far less clear.

China Looks to Cement its Future in Africa by Turning to the Past

Robert C. O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert C. O’Brien

Chinese archeologists are busy here in Kenya looking for evidence of Chinese trade with Africa in the 1400s to show the world that China was here as a commercial and military power before the Europeans arrived.

Choosing Between China and the West Is No Joke for DR Congo

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

Africa now has an alternative to listening to the West. That alternative is China, and Europe and North America are right to be concerned.

China Setting Itself Up To Profit From Africa's Consumer Markets

TIME | John Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China has big economic plans and ambitions in Africa that go beyond oil and minerals. While much of the world still views Africa as a basket-case cont...

Why Africa Matters

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We ignore Africa at our peril. The African continent will only become more important in the future, and the whole world has a stake in what happens there.

China Deepens Ties With Africa (AUDIO)

WorldFocus | Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese President Hu Jintao ended his tour of four African nations this week, having promised to deepen ties with the continent. A lot of chatter ...