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.
Lightning Round: US-Africa, DRC-China and China-Africa Trade
Eric & Cobus discuss the top China-Africa stories of the week.
Is China Exporting Authoritarianism Around the World?
Two prominent U.S. China analysts contend that China is exporting authoritarianism in a bid to subvert democracy around the world.
Update on the China-DR Congo Mining Contracts Dispute
Chinese stakeholders in the DR Congo are pushing back against the negative news coverage about unfair mining deals.
The Complicated, Confusing Nature of China's Ties With Israel
China's rapidly evolving relations with Israel.
Why Food Security & Agriculture Issues Need to Be Atop the China-Africa Agenda
How China can help alleviate food insecurity in Africa
China's Role in the Burgeoning Debt Challenge in Africa
China's role in simultaneously helping to relieve and foster the current debt challenges now confronting some African countries.
RIO Zim is not a subsidiary of Rio-Tinto. It was spilt off many years ago and is locally owned, they kept the Rio name.
Eric has not read the voting laws
Stick to what you do well. Don’t make judgments on local law from your home thousands of miles away. Read the voting laws, no one is going to struggle to vote.
One belt, one road was a vision to take over the world but is done.
The release of the virus, nobody will do business with China again.
The communist party will feed Xi to the dogs.