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China in Africa
China is thirsty for Africa’s oil and mineral wealth. In exchange, the continent gets infrastructure and aid. Along with China’s enhanced investment in Africa comes increasing influence. While China feeds its growing hunger for Africa’s natural resources, the continent is becoming flush with roads, hospitals, schools, stadiums and other major works projects it desperately … [Read more...] about CHINA IN AFRICA!
Ian Taylor “Yellow cat, black cat, as long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” Deng Xiaoping (circa 1962) This article seeks to specifically focus on and explore a key facet of China’s interest in Africa’s resources – oil. In doing so, some of the main implications for Africa and for the West of China’s oil diplomacy are unpacked and discussed. It is argued that … [Read more...] about Unpacking China’s Resource Diplomacy in Africa
Didrik Schanche The relationship between Sudan and China is widely believed to be a marriage anointed in oil: China needs it and Sudan has it, and the two have been in business for years. But the Sudanese say their bond with China runs deeper than any oil well and goes back more than 100 years — to a man who proved the adage "the enemy of my enemy is my … [Read more...] about A Marriage Arranged in Heaven?
Henning Melber The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss town of Davos brings together during January of each year those in command of politics and economy in this world and those “celebrities” who like to be close to them. They represent a world, in which Africa remains at the receiving end of the global power structures and is increasingly again the object of … [Read more...] about China and the Scramble for Africa’s Resources
Kingsley Ighobor "China’s gift to Africa”: The new headquarters of the African Union, a towering 20-storey building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is so called because China picked up the $200 million tab for the state-of-the-art complex. Ethiopia’s tallest building, completed in December 2011 in time for an AU summit the following month, includes a 2,500-seat conference hall. … [Read more...] about China in the Heart of Africa
Howard W. French For nearly a decade, as China made a historic push for business opportunities and expanded influence in Africa, most of the continent’s leaders were so thrilled at having a deep-pocketed partner willing to make big investments and start huge new projects that they rarely paused to consider whether they were getting a sound deal. China has peppered the … [Read more...] about Into Africa: China’s Wild Rush
The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don't have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can't afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A … [Read more...] about Is China the new idol for emerging economies?
Geoff Dyer It is commonplace for hotels in Chinese provincial cities to put up clocks on the reception wall with the time in major capitals. But at the Tianxiu Hotel in Guangzhou, there are some less familiar names alongside the time in Beijing and New York – Cairo, Brazzaville and Bamako. Guangzhou, the biggest city in southern China, has been one of the centers of the … [Read more...] about Africans in China