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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

The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak

By Duan Xingyu, Shao Huizhen, Ren Zhongqi Introduction In 2015, the United Nation included “Good Health and Wellbeing” as one of the 17 sustainable development goals, which has set up a higher threshold for the construction of public health and health-care facilities. Yet in 2020, COVID-19 has posed a massive challenge to the health-care system of the whole world, in which a great number of … Continue reading The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak

China’s New Priorities in Africa

While Africa’s value to the outside world has historically been framed largely in economic terms — as a place to extract resources and as a market to sell goods — China is changing that equation. The fact is, Africa just isn’t that important to China economically. All 54 African countries combined account for less than 4% of China’s 4+ trillion global trade balance while Beijing … Continue reading China’s New Priorities in Africa

Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

From an article by Brookings, China and Africa’s relationship developed unexpectedly during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was an unexpected break in the relationship. Since April, there were tons of reports and social media discussions about the eviction and maltreatment of Africans in Guangzhou. This even caused official diplomatic protests from African countries and African Union. This was an unprecedented problem that never happened before. This … Continue reading Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

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