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A Conversation With Wu Peng, China’s Top Diplomat For Africa

By Eric Olander from The China Africa Project
This week Eric & Cobus sit down with Wu Peng, the director-general of the department of African affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for his perspective on a wide range of issues that are impacting relations between the two regions. Continue reading A Conversation With Wu Peng, China’s Top Diplomat For Africa

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Social Integration Assessment: Foreign Merchants in Yiwu

By Jiajun Li, Haozhe Meng, Jiadong Zhu, Yihong Yin, and Lezhong Wang
Located in the middle of Zhejiang province, Yiwu is home to nearly 2 million residents, including 13 thousand foreigners from more than 100 countries. The city owns the largest commodity wholesale market in the world. Yiwu has been developed into one of the most significant locations for international trade since the implementation of the “Economic Reform and Opening-up” policy in the 1980s and the introduction of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in the 2010s. Continue reading Social Integration Assessment: Foreign Merchants in Yiwu