Tag Archives: China

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

Rome – When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set …

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

Rome – When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set …

China “at the bedside” of Burundi

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The Vice-President of the Republic of China, Li Younchao, was in Burundi for a three-day visit. This was the first visit of such a Chinese high ranking figure to Burundi since …

Feast and Famine in Africa’s Dubai

Djibouti City – As balmy night settles over Djibouti City, the arc lights come on at its growing network of ports as ships are offloaded 24 hours a day and trucks laden with cargo depart

Feast and Famine in Africa’s Dubai

Djibouti City – As balmy night settles over Djibouti City, the arc lights come on at its growing network of ports as ships are offloaded 24 hours a day and trucks laden with cargo depart

In Tanzania, we need to talk about China

If Tanzania’s founding father, Julius Nyerere, were still alive today, he would surely be considering withdrawing the speech he gave in 1965 when he was famously stated that “it is not China policy at all” …

Going east: African migrants head for China

After a decade-long push into Africa in search of resources, the Chinese government is still struggling with an image problem – and so are its migrants. The stories are familiar: in Sierra Leone, African labourers …

China’s oil safari crosses Japan’s energy diplomacy in Africa

With his five-day African tour, Japan’s leader Shinzo Abe has landed on the continent as “Japan’s top salesman.” Cladded with a business delegation, Shinzo Abe is pledging more than $14 billion in aid and trade …

Prince Blackwater of China

The paroxysmal ethics of private military ventures are in the news again after The Wall Street Journal’s recent “Saturday Interview” with Erik Prince. He is now “chairman of Frontier Services Group, an Africa-focused security and …