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Out of Africa and into China
January 31, 2010 | No Comment
Out of Africa and into China

The April 2009 street unrest in Guangzhou where dozens, possibly a hundred, African immigrants rioted through the streets to protest against the PSB’s more frequent visa checks brought to light the presence of the growing …

BBC Newsnight: China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 1)
January 5, 2010 | No Comment
BBC Newsnight: China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 1)

Before I moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo, someone asked me if I was going to learn the local language.  I replied that “I already do speak the local language there… Mandarin.”  Obviously, Mandarin …

BBC Newsnight: China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 2)
January 5, 2010 | No Comment
BBC Newsnight:  China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 2)

The Chinese appear to be using the same strategy in the DRC as they are in other countries by offering low cost loans and high
profile development projects in exchange for access to the raw materials …

BBC Newsnight: China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 3)
January 5, 2010 | No Comment
BBC Newsnight:  China’s $9bln Investment in the Congo (Part 3)

In so many ways, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is ground zero for China’s Africa strategy.  The DRC is a veritable supermarket for China’s mineral and natural resource needs: gold, coltan, zinc, lead, copper …

BBC Newsnight: Chinese Influence in Zambia (Part 2)
January 5, 2010 | No Comment
BBC Newsnight: Chinese Influence in Zambia (Part 2)

One of the central questions to consider when watching this BBC Newsnight report on China’s growing influence in Zambia is how Beijing’s insatiable need for natural resources will clash with China’s instinctive policy of non-interference …

BBC Newsnight: Chinese Influence in Zambia (Part 1)
January 5, 2010 | One Comment
BBC Newsnight: Chinese Influence in Zambia (Part 1)

The BBC appears to be the only major international media company that recognizes the tremendous geopolitical changes going on across Africa and the developing world at large.  In this two-part series, the BBC’s flagship evening …

The Chinese in Africa: Recommended Multi-Media
November 12, 2009 | No Comment
The Chinese in Africa: Recommended Multi-Media

There is some excellent journalism emerging about the growing influence of China in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A great starting point is the BBC Newsnight mini-documentary hosted by correspondent Tim Whewll.  Click …

The Chinese in Africa: Reflections on a week in Kinshasa, Congo
November 12, 2009 | No Comment
The Chinese in Africa: Reflections on a week in Kinshasa, Congo

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(中文) 中国在非洲找油遭遇阻力-华尔街日报
October 9, 2009 | No Comment

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China’s Race for Raw Materials
September 6, 2009 | No Comment

WASIT PROVINCE, Iraq — When China’s biggest oil company signed the first post-invasion oil field development contract in Iraq last year, the deal was seen as a test of Iraq’s willingness to open an industry …