Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

From a report by the Africa Report, “twitter diplomacy”, debt and sustainable energy will shape China-Africa relationship in the year ahead. This article was written prior to the COVID-19 became a global pandemic. “Twitplomacy” Beijing had started an experiment on public diplomacy last year. Previously, public diplomacy was about a staid interview on CCTV. But now, Chinese diplomats in Africa started to have their own … Continue reading Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

The Coronavirus Epdemic Has Been Controlled in China but There Are Challenges in the Economic Recovery

From an New York Times article, China’s factories had back on after the control of the epidemic domestically. But the factories are facing a problem of finding buyers since the problem that the recovery of the production side may be slightly faster than the consumption side. The difficulties are warning China and possibly other countries that we may be a “W-shaped” pattern of economic activity. … Continue reading The Coronavirus Epdemic Has Been Controlled in China but There Are Challenges in the Economic Recovery

Where to Go for the ‘World Supermarket’ – an Analysis of COVID-19 Impact on Zhejiang’s Foreign Trade Based on Stata

By Zhentian XU, Ziying LIU, Yiming WENG, Lizhu WANG This article is to offer an analysis of the COVID-19 impact on Zhejiang’s foreign trade in 2020 by using Stata regression. It applies difference in differences model to deal with imports and exports data of Zhejiang Province between 2019 and 2020, to explore how Coronavirus factor influence trade volume in Zhejiang. Meanwhile, it talks about two … Continue reading Where to Go for the ‘World Supermarket’ – an Analysis of COVID-19 Impact on Zhejiang’s Foreign Trade Based on Stata

Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

By Eric Olander It’s been several weeks since the first reports of widespread mistreatment of and discrimination against African residents in Guangzhou first emerged, and since then anger and frustration among broad swathes of African civil society and the larger global black diaspora has only intensified. One of Nigeria’s largest newspapers, The Guardian, has become the latest mainstream media outlet on the continent to issue a … Continue reading Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

China evacuation could cost N$50m… lack of funds hamper repatriation of trapped Namibians

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the lack of funds and isolation facilities as well as possible importation of coronavirus into the country are among the many reasons currently hampering the repatriation of over 500 Namibians trapped in coronavirus-hit China. Read more about this… Continue reading China evacuation could cost N$50m… lack of funds hamper repatriation of trapped Namibians