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Oct 31, 2014

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete returned from Beijing this week loaded with $17 billion in new loans, investment deals and infrastructure projects. The Tanzanian leader spent 6 days in Beijing where he met with senior Chinese political and business leaders. Kikwete's lucrative trip highlights the...


Oct 26, 2014

Hannah Ryder has been on the job as the United Nations Development Program's Deputy Country Director for China for just a couple of months. Although she's new to China, Ryder is a veteran development professional with experience in Europe and Africa. A Kenyan-native, Ryder is using the opportunity in China to better...


Oct 23, 2014

South African-native and Jeremy Goldkorn is an outspoken commentator, blogger and podcaster. Jeremy is the founder of the media research blog danwei.com and the co-host of the popular Sinica podcast with Kaiser Kuo. He is among the most insightful, provocative commentators on contemporary China and In this episode of...


Oct 20, 2014

"The African way of life is under attack by Chinese corporations," argues University of Technology, Sydney doctoral candidate Onjumi Okumu. The Kenya-native contends that a combination of weak governance in African mixed with no legal restraints on Chinese corporate behavior encourage PRC companies to behave illegally...


Oct 15, 2014

Thousands, maybe even millions of African women, are wearing hair extensions made in China. What they probably don't know is that hair may not be, well, from humans. BBC contributor Sam Piranty recently reported from China's factory zones on the complexities of the Sino-African hair trade and how in a small way this...