Twice-weekly discussion about China's engagement across Africa and the Global South hosted by journalist Eric Olander and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
Welcome to the New Era of China-Africa Relations
As China curtails infrastructure finance in Africa, what's next for Beijing's engagement on the continent?
Tanzania Resumes Talks With China Over the Bagamoyo Port Deal. But Is It Too Late?
Tanzania and China have resumed talks over the controversial Bagamoyo port expansion deal. But in the COVID-era, does major another port in East Africa really make sense?
When It Comes to China, Africa and Central Asia Have Quite a Bit in Common
What lessons can be applied to Africa from China's engagement in Central Asia.
The Diplomat's Shannon Tiezzi on China and the Global South
Shannon Tiezzi, editor in chief of The Diplomat, shares her views on current trends in Chinese international relations.
DRC Wants to Renegotiate Chinese Mining Deals. It Won't Be Easy.
The DR Congo moves to re-negotiate Chinese mining contracts.
An Update on Chinese Lending in Africa (It's Not Good News)
China's losing interest in financing risky infrastructure projects in developing countries. What does this mean for Africa?
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