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Senior Chinese trade official: “New Silk Road” includes Africa

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade’s Eighth Chinese Enterprises Outbound Investment Conference, which was held in Beijing recently, included a panel on Chinese investment in Africa. Highlights of the panel included a top PRC trade official saying that President Xi Jinping’s New Silk Road concept extends to Africa, and Chinese involved in trade with African countries mentioning ... Read More »

Chinese construction of railroads in Nigeria results in captivating love story [TRANSLATION]

[Photograph — Yan Zhiming and his wife Juliet at the Abuja-Kaduna railroad project office. Image by China Radio International] China Radio International report by Zhang Weiwei. Published February 4, 2014 on Nigerians are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Abuja-Kaduna railroad later this year. China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation is constructing the railroad, which will connect Nigeria’s capital ... Read More »

PRC’s top Africa scholar: Africa should jump on the China bandwagon

In 2010, He Wenping, director of African Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, wrote an influential article for People’s Tribune in which she forcefully argued that “Africa should jump on the China bandwagon” and that China is helping Africa achieve democracy. Showing the continued relevance of the article, QS Theory (《求是》), the flagship theory journal of the Central Committee ... Read More »

Beijing: unaware of Gambia’s plans to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan; netizens respond negatively [TRANSLATION]

[PRC] Foreign Ministry responds to the “cutting of diplomatic ties” between Gambia and Taiwan 外交部回应冈比亚与台”断交” By He Liu of China Daily. Published November 15 at 4:19 pm on 2013-11-15 16:19 作者 中国日报记者 何流 Responding to Gambia’s November 14 severing of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said at a November 15 press conference that the Chinese government had ... Read More »

Chinese netizens react to poacher poisoning of nearly 100 elephants in Zimbabwe [TRANSLATION]

The Zimbabwean government announced September 25 that ivory poachers killed at least 87 elephants in a wildlife sanctuary in the country by pouring cyanide cocktails into their watering holes. This story was widely reported by Chinese media and attracted the attention of many Chinese netizens. Below are the top comments left by Chinese netizens on the version of the story carried ... Read More »

The experience of a Chinese sophomore who volunteered to teach in Cameroon [TRANSLATION]

The experience of a 90s-generation Xiaoshan girl who volunteered to teach in Africa 90后萧山妹子非洲支教的日子 [Trans.: Xiaoshan is a district in Hangzhou, the capital of the Chinese province of Zhejiang] Published August 11, 2013 on By Xiang Yaqiong “It was a new experience for me.” That was the evaluation Guo Xinyu, a 90s-generation university student, gave of her experience teaching ... Read More »

“Chinese people are not more civilized than Africans” [TRANSLATION]

[CULTURE] A Chinese blogger who works at a mine in Mauritania recently wrote a blog post, “Chinese people are not more civilized than Africans,” which attracted a lot of  attention from Chinese netizens. We have translated the post and a selection of comments left in response to it below: ———- Chinese people are not more civilized than Africans Published August ... Read More »

China has medical aid teams stationed in 42 African countries [TRANSLATION]

China has dispatched medical aid teams to 66 countries and regions, mostly to Africa 中国曾向66个国家和地区派遣医疗队 以非洲为主 Published August 9, 2013 on China Net By Tang Jialei The National Health and Family Planning Commission held a press conference this morning at which Ren Minghui, the head of the Commission’s Department of International Cooperation, said that China has dispatched medical aid teams ... Read More »

Deborah Brautigam discusses the US and China’s relations with Africa

Deborah Brautigam, The Dragon's Gift

The China Africa Project recently conducted a two-part interview with Deborah Brautigam, a professor of international development at Johns Hopkins University, who is one of the preeminent experts on China-Africa relations. In this second part of the interview, Professor Brautigam talks about competition between the US and China for African trade, Chinese and US aid to Africa, the effectiveness of ... Read More »

Chinese netizens respond to Chinua Achebe’s death [TRANSLATION]

Chinua Achebe, the renowned Nigerian literary icon, died in Boston on March 21 after a brief illness. Many of his works have been translated into Chinese, and there was an outpouring of grief on Chinese social media after his death was reported. Below are translations of some of the posts that Chinese netizens wrote in connection with his death: —– ... Read More »