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2020/11/24 | Stephan Feuchtwang and Michael Rowlands

Can We Still Speak of Civilization?

Two eminent anthropologists with long-standing connections to Taiwan respond to a book review published in The News Lens.

2020/09/18 | Derek Sheridan

Do China and Africa Allow Us to Bring Back the Idea of Civilization?

There is much at stake in defining what a civilization is, who is included, who is excluded, and who can claim to speak for one.

2017/10/30 | Sudha Ramachandran

Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off

China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests, and while China's program is better funded and more ambitious, India's Indian Space Research Organization is catching up.

2017/08/24 | DAVID BREWSTER &ANTHONY BERGIN

Deconstructing China’s Indian Ocean Power Play

China’s new military base could be the first step in the country dramatically increasing its military presence in the Indian Ocean, David Brewster and Anthony Bergin write.

2017/08/20 | Jack Hu

The New Action Flick Taking Chinese Nationalism to a New Level

The record-breaking action movie ‘Wolf Warriors 2′ takes Chinese nationalism to a new Level, writes Jack Hu.

2017/08/09 | Kenrick Davis

China’s Latest Marketing Craze: Impoverished African Children

Short videos of African kids advertising Chinese goods and services raise ethical and legal concerns.

2017/07/03 | Purnendra Jain.

Japan, India and China Facing Off in Africa

India’s links with Africa go back to the early 20th century, when India was an active supporter of African independence and anti-colonial movements. Japan’s links with Africa are more recent and focus on aid and investment. Japan was a pioneering Asian nation in establishing a Japan–Africa forum in 1993 through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

2017/06/15 | Yu-Shan Wu, Chris Alden and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Will Africa Fit into China’s Belt and Road Plan?

Success depends on African nations providing adequate security to protect the investment environment.

2017/04/05 | Beyonder Times

Cross-Cultural Ambassador: Swaziland Sisters’ Fashion Dream

When African culture meets Austronesian culture in fashion, what kind of sparks will you expect? LIHIYA might give you some clues.

2017/03/25 | John J. Stremlau

Africa Offers a Point of Cooperation for Xi and Trump

Xi and Trump should explore trilateral cooperation with African governments since both parties have extensive and often complementary interests in the continent.

2017/02/17 | Pippa Morgan

The Truth Behind China’s Aid Ambitions in Africa

Contrary to popular belief, the country’s investments do not prop up pariah regimes.

2016/12/29 |

All-Weather Friendship: Climate Change and its Effect on Sino-African Relations

China is becoming the leader of climate change policies in developing nations as the new U.S. administration turns it back on the issue.

2016/09/23 | Richard Aidoo

Why Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Africa Is on the Rise

China’s increasing presence across the African continent has led to social conflict.

2016/09/19 | Julie Yu-Wen Chen and Obert Hodzi

Africa: The New Battleground for Japan and China

African leaders are exploiting the Sino-Japanese rivalry to coax out as much financial and material support from them as possible.

2016/09/09 | Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong

Are the Chinese Racist?

'It is spurious to claim, without substantial evidence, that racist views are more common among Chinese, not speak of any insinuation that Chinese in general are racists.'

2016/08/05 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Unpacking Attacks on Chinese Workers in Africa

Does an attack on Chinese workers in Kenya reflect continent-wide contempt of China’s expanding presence in Africa?