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Jul 28, 2014

There is a growing sense among Africans and Chinese alike that their once heady romance is now entering a new, more pragmatic phase. Across Africa, people and politicians are becoming visibly more concerned about the surging trade deficits, massive loan debts, persistent labor rights violations and a changing...


Jul 23, 2014

Turned away by trade tariffs in Europe and the United States, Chinese solar panel makers are now turning to Africa as potentially huge growth market. Chinese solar power projects are popping up across the continent, ranging for a massive 200 mw facility in Ghana to rural electrification in off-grid villages in...


Jul 17, 2014

China's recent publication of its white paper on international aid reaffirmed the important role that Africa plays in Beijing's global development policy. Although the PRC is not known for its generous aid programs, its overseas development budget is steadily increasing and Africa appears to benefiting more than any...


Jul 14, 2014

South African president Jacob Zuma personally oversaw the opening of the First Automative Works (FAW) factory in Port Elizabeth, China's single largest investment in the country. The new production facility comes at an opportune time for South Africa as BMW, GM and other car-makers have slowed or suspended output....


Jul 9, 2014

A Chinese multi-level marketing company has signed up hundreds of thousands of Ugandans to pitch their so-called medicines and medical supplies in the hope of curing seemingly any illness and getting rich at the same time. Not surprisingly, Tiens or as it's known in Chinese "Tianshi's" products aren't doing much more...