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Sep 24, 2019

China's critics, largely in the U.S., often hold up the Sri Lankan port in Hambantota as the cautionary tale of what purportedly can happen when a developing country fails to pay back its loans to Beijing. Because Sri Lanka fell behind in its payments, according to the story, China, in turn, took control of the port...


Sep 20, 2019

Dean Diabate first came to China in 2008, a very long time ago in the world of Chinese eCommerce. Back then, people didn't buy much online or use mobile payments. In fact, no one had ever heard of the now-ubiquitous super app WeChat, much less Alipay or any of the countless digital platforms that have transformed daily...


Sep 17, 2019

China's approach to lending money to developing countries is radically different from that of traditional donors in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The difference between China's approach and those of traditional lenders have given way for critics to accuse Beijing of engaging what they call "debt-trap diplomacy."
 
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Sep 12, 2019

Aggrey Mutambo is the Senior Diplomatic Writer for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, one of the country's leading dailies. He joins Eric & Cobus this week to talk about the busy year it's been so far in China-Kenya relations and why it's so important that ties between these two countries rapidly evolve or else...


Sep 9, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of China-Africa Q&A, a new podcast series that will feature interviews with key stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse. We'll publish these podcasts intermittently and, as always, welcome your feedback.

In this edition, Eric speaks with Climate Home News Senior Writer, ChloƩ Farand,