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[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: Chinese business operations in the DRC
September 9, 2010 | One Comment
[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: Chinese business operations in the DRC

By any measure, the DRC is one of the most difficult places on earth to do business.
Let’s put aside for now the problems associated with the war in the east as that’s not really the …

[AUDIO] The China in Africa podcast: getting to know each other
September 2, 2010 | No Comment
[AUDIO] The China in Africa podcast: getting to know each other

China’s embrace of Africa has produced some stunning statistics.  The numbers look great pretty much across the board. From trade volumes to foreign investment to the growing popularity of Chinese ministerial junkets, the data all …

[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: India & China Compete in Africa
August 26, 2010 | One Comment
[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: India & China Compete in Africa

CTP Podcast – India & China in Africa by ChinaTalkingPoints

Africa is now the latest front in an increasingly global competition between India and China for new markets, agricultural land and access to natural resources. …

[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: Why CN will not dominate FDI in Gabon
August 8, 2010 | One Comment
[AUDIO] China in Africa podcast: Why CN will not dominate FDI in Gabon

Gabon is that tiny country along the central west Africa that is often overlooked by its larger, more controversial and considerably more powerful neighbors.  With only 1.5 million people, Gabon is one of Africa’s smallest …

[VIDEO] Unreported World: China’s African Takeover
August 3, 2010 | One Comment
[VIDEO] Unreported World: China’s African Takeover

Before the Francis’ brother impressive documentary “When China Met Africa” was broadcast on BBC4, rival UK network Channel 4 ITV produced “China’s African Takeover” in 2008.  Reporter Aidan Hartley and producer travel through Zambia and …

[VIDEO] The Francis Brothers’ Documentary: When China met Africa
July 24, 2010 | One Comment
[VIDEO] The Francis Brothers’ Documentary: When China met Africa

Although the China in Africa story is receiving increasing amounts of media attention through blogs, print coverage and radio.  Producing video content on this subject is considerably more difficult given the traditional Chinese reluctance to …

China in Africa: Who is Michael Sata?
July 23, 2010 | 2 Comments
China in Africa: Who is Michael Sata?

Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata has emerged as a central character in the story of China’s engagement with Africa.   He has become a staple of the mainstream media’s coverage of the issue, portrayed as a …

[AUDIO] China in Africa Podcast: The Future of the Tanzam Railway
July 12, 2010 | No Comment
[AUDIO] China in Africa Podcast: The Future of the Tanzam Railway

In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, host Eric Olander talks with the editor of chinaafricanews.com and London School of Economics masters candidate, Henry Hall, about the future of the famed Tanzam railway. …

[VIDEO] China in Africa: The Foundation of Africa’s Resurgence?
July 11, 2010 | One Comment
[VIDEO] China in Africa: The Foundation of Africa’s Resurgence?

CNBC Africa/ABN Digital tackle the “China in Africa” question head on in a recent segment that provides a very pro-business view on the subject (not surprising coming from CNBC).  Although the host leverages a number …

China in Africa: Over 40? You Probably Don’t Get It
July 8, 2010 | One Comment
China in Africa: Over 40? You Probably Don’t Get It

There is a discernable generational divide when it comes to opinions about the Chinese in Africa.  It isn’t subtle and the split lines up according to age.  In almost every instance, those over 40 years …