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Nov 27, 2014

Dr. Yoon June Park is among the most well-known Sino-Africa scholars in the field. Dr. Park has taught and done research on China-African affairs for over 20 years at universities in both the US and Africa. Now based in Washington D.C., where she co-founded the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China research network, Dr....


Nov 21, 2014

A recent report by the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) alleges Chinese diplomats and officials are directly involved in the ivory trade in Africa. Most damaging, the EIA reports that even some members of visiting Chinese president Xi Jinxing's delegation smuggled dozens of kilos of ivory back after an...


Nov 16, 2014

Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation recently published a new report that alleges China is selling hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called 'torture tools' to African governments. Despite mounting evidence these devices are being used to commit severe human rights abuses, little is being done...


Nov 12, 2014

China's seemingly insatiable demand for African wildlife is pushing dozens, and possibly hundreds of species towards extinction. While elephant and rhino poaching receive most of the attention, chimpanzees, gorillas and pangolins are among the many other animals that are brutally captured and killed in stunningly...


Nov 10, 2014

It's widely accepted that China is having a profound impact on China but rarely are African countries credited with changing China. The rare exception is South Sudan. China's complex economic and political interests in the country are prompting Beijing to re-think some of its long-held diplomatic principals including...