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“They told us to love the Chinese and ‘look East’ for solutions” – Stories of China in Africa


As we looked at yesterday, China may not be as welcomed in Africa as some authors might argue. My friends told me a few stories after reflecting on our first discussion that I thought should be shared, but didn’t quite … Continue reading

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Beijing, a Boon for Africa? – A discussion with Africans in China about China in Africa


I recently read Dambisa Moyo’s NYT op-ed “Beijing, a Boon for Africa.” After wrestling with a few questions that came up for me in the piece, I realized that this was a topic far beyond me and decided to ask … Continue reading

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Top China stories of the week 9/25 – 10/1


The top story this week was the Shanghai metro crash which I covered in a recent post. The accident reignited the debate about the speed with which China is building infrastructure. Adam Minter reflected on the greater meaning of the … Continue reading

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