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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.

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    • 4.6 • 150 Ratings

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.

    The Messy Politics of Building a Railway in Kenya With Chinese Money

    The Messy Politics of Building a Railway in Kenya With Chinese Money

    Both Chinese and Kenyan stakeholders have worked hard to conceal the contracts, cost overruns, and illegal activities related to the building of the Standard Gauge Railway.

    • 46 min
    Lightning Round: Africa-France Summit, FOCAC & UK Port Deal

    Lightning Round: Africa-France Summit, FOCAC & UK Port Deal

    A fast-paced show this week on the recent France-Africa youth summit, what might be on the FOCAC agenda and whether a UK/UAE port deal in Africa makes sense.

    • 55 min
    China's Role in Zambia's Unfolding Debt Crisis

    China's Role in Zambia's Unfolding Debt Crisis

    Why Zambia is an outlier when it comes to China's debt portfolio in Africa

    • 54 min
    China's Love-Hate Relationship With Coal

    China's Love-Hate Relationship With Coal

    The complex, confusing and contradictory role that coal plays in China's energy policy, both at home and abroad.

    • 52 min
    China's Role in Ghana's Unfolding Fishing Catastrophe

    China's Role in Ghana's Unfolding Fishing Catastrophe

    Chinese distant fishing vessels are contributing

    • 50 min
    Key Takeaways From AidData's New Report on How China's Finances the BRI

    Key Takeaways From AidData's New Report on How China's Finances the BRI

    Breaking down the details of AidData's new landmark report on how China finances projects along the Belt and Road.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Prince Ali 07 ,

Thorough, transparent, fair, interesting, and actually engaging!

Simply amazing. Thorough, transparent, fair, and actually fun/interesting. You all do a fantastic job creating a holistic storyline and providing expert insights. I appreciate the thoroughness and the on-the-ground guests you bring on, who provide a real view of what’s actually happening in that country. Keeping up with China is difficult enough, you make it easy. Thanks for all you do, it’s truly appreciated!

Sci fi Reagan_84 ,

So informative

As an expat in China, I’ve grown a keen interest in understanding the country I live in. The CIAP really gives me unique way of looking at China internationally from a non China/America focus.

It’s very educational in an easy to listen to conversational format.

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