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The China in Africa Podcast

By The China Africa Project

A lively discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalist Eric Olander in Asia and Dr. Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.

  1. 1.
    Where Does Africa Fit in Xi Jinping's Worldview?21 July 2018
    37:58
  2. 2.
    China-Africa scholars are becoming younger and more diverse14 July 2018
    40:09
  3. 3.
    China-Africa Policy Analysts Gather in Beijing for FOCAC Think Tank Forum8 July 2018
    27:10
  4. 4.
    A U.S. View on China’s So-Called “Debtbook” Diplomacy Agenda24 June 2018
    41:01
  5. 5.
    China now a major player in the African aid business16 June 2018
    41:30
  6. 6.
    Does China’s Growing Investment in Overseas Aid Lead to More Influence in Places Like Africa?10 June 2018
    39:45
  7. 7.
    Somalia aims to be heard at upcoming China-Africa mega summit3 June 2018
    30:13
  8. 8.
    A Nigerian’s Guide to Manufacturing in China26 May 2018
    33:09
  1. 9.
    African college students are packing classrooms to learn Mandarin Chinese19 May 2018
    40:39
  2. 10.
    What should be on the agenda at this fall’s China-Africa summit13 May 2018
    37:41
  3. 11.
    For better or worse, Africa’s digital future is tied to China5 May 2018
    34:38
  4. 12.
    Can China realize Africa's dream of an East-West transport link?29 April 2018
    26:37
  5. 13.
    How Africa benefits from China's aging population21 April 2018
    36:48
  6. 14.
    Angola: China's Risky Gamble in Africa15 April 2018
    34:36
  7. 15.
    China-Africa relations in the Xi Jinping era7 April 2018
    38:20
  8. 16.
    Why Africa needs to pay a lot more attention to politics in China31 March 2018
    41:44
  9. 17.
    Black Panther sparks debate over anti-black racism in China25 March 2018
    48:54
  10. 18.
    China no longer afraid to challenge critics of its role in Africa18 March 2018
    25:18
  11. 19.
    Rex Tillerson's 'Do as I Say, Not as I Do' Advice for Africa11 March 2018
    26:20
  12. 20.
    How the world's most trafficked animal is caught in Africa and sold in Asia3 March 2018
    25:48
  13. 21.
    Hong Kong Millionaire's Arrest Exposes Problem of Chinese Corruption in Africa25 February 2018
    26:45
  14. 22.
    Why China is pushing back so hard against spying accusations in Africa17 February 2018
    26:47
  15. 23.
    China's leaders spend a lot of time in Africa, where they go may surprise you10 February 2018
    35:01
  16. 24.
    China wants to become the world's next entertainment super power4 February 2018
    29:31
  17. 25.
    How Trump's Vulgar Comments Towards Africa Plays Right Into China's Hands28 January 2018
    39:33
  18. 26.
    China’s Evolving Military Strategy in Africa21 January 2018
    33:53
  19. 27.
    Africa Emerges as New Front in Asia’s Power Politics14 January 2018
    33:20
  20. 28.
    Why Chinese Companies Still Struggle to Communicate Effectively in Africa7 January 2018
    26:09
  21. 29.
    Industrial parks are Africa's latest gamble to lure Chinese manufacturers29 December 2017
    34:53
  22. 30.
    2017 China-Africa Year in Review17 December 2017
    50:36
  23. 31.
    China and the Rise of Africa's New Autocrats3 December 2017
    40:00
  24. 32.
    China's new "old friend" in Zimbabwe26 November 2017
    37:50
  25. 33.
    China-Africa relations as seen through the lens of a new generation18 November 2017
    31:08
  26. 34.
    China is challenging the West's dominance in foreign aid12 November 2017
    43:05
  27. 35.
    Chinese money is helping Africa to be next manufacturing powerhouse4 November 2017
    44:52
  28. 36.
    How one young Chinese scholar wants to change outdated perceptions of Africa28 October 2017
    26:49
  29. 37.
    China's appetite for abalone spurs organized crime in South Africa22 October 2017
    29:07
  30. 38.
    Two incidents showcase China's ongoing struggle with racism against black people15 October 2017
    28:20
  31. 39.
    New documentary portrays a more nuanced view of the African migrant experience in China8 October 2017
    19:23
  32. 40.
    North Korea's diplomats in Africa are making big money selling ivory to Chinese30 September 2017
    28:20
  33. 41.
    Why "Nambia" is so important to the China-Africa narrative24 September 2017
    35:17
  34. 42.
    Africa needs infrastructure, China wants to build it. So what's the problem?16 September 2017
    27:26
  35. 43.
    Here’s How China Is Changing Africa’s Future3 September 2017
    31:03
  36. 44.
    China's StarTimes is now one of Africa's most important media companies26 August 2017
    34:16
  37. 45.
    Wolf Warriors 2: Why a China-Africa Blockbuster is Blowing Up the Box Office19 August 2017
    23:57
  38. 46.
    Does it make sense for Africans to learn Chinese?12 August 2017
    31:33
  39. 47.
    China's 'Belt & Road' Trading Strategy Presents New Challenge to U.S. Influence in Africa29 July 2017
    24:52
  40. 48.
    China may be a lot of things in Africa, but it’s not a colonizer22 July 2017
    28:51
  41. 49.
    Can the U.S. Under Donald Trump Compete with the Chinese in Africa?15 July 2017
    37:13
  42. 50.
    Reporting the China-Africa Story: A Conversation with FT Africa Editor David Pilling8 July 2017
    26:53
  43. 51.
    China's Belt and Road: Is it Good for Africa?25 June 2017
    29:06
  44. 52.
    China's donkey trade18 June 2017
    28:07
  45. 53.
    Chinese debt in Africa: how much is too much?3 June 2017
    29:31
  46. 54.
    Africa's vital role in China's drive to triple nuclear energy output28 May 2017
    23:27
  47. 55.
    U.S. & China spend millions fighting malaria in Africa, so why don't they work together?20 May 2017
    27:41
  48. 56.
    Reporter's Notebook: Covering the China-Africa Story for the New York Times13 May 2017
    31:28
  49. 57.
    China appears to be losing interest in Africa7 May 2017
    25:58
  50. 58.
    The Inbox: Listener Questions & Comments28 April 2017
    44:45
  51. 59.
    The UN's role in China's African development agenda22 April 2017
    31:02
  52. 60.
    The Hopes and Despair of African Migrants in China15 April 2017
    23:36
  53. 61.
    China's "valueless" foreign policy8 April 2017
    24:14
  54. 62.
    Who'd you rather work for in Kenya: a U.S. or Chinese company?1 April 2017
    29:19
  55. 63.
    China spends billions in Egypt to woo the 'Arab Street'24 March 2017
    21:22
  56. 64.
    Donkey skin is the new ivory for the Chinese in Africa18 March 2017
    28:46
  57. 65.
    BONUS EPISODE - Behind the Scenes at The China Africa Project15 March 2017
    33:41
  58. 66.
    Chinese media's African identity crisis4 March 2017
    40:41
  59. 67.
    BONUS EPISODE - China: Africa's partner or predator?27 February 2017
    48:03
  60. 68.
    The hollow rules governing China-Africa investment25 February 2017
    26:09
  61. 69.
    Is China a partner or predator in Africa (or both)?18 February 2017
    28:09
  62. 70.
    Get ready Africa, a big Trump-inspired shift to China is coming!12 February 2017
    30:59
  63. 71.
    How China's insatiable demand for timber threatens Congo's rain forests4 February 2017
    23:55
  64. 72.
    Chinese tourist arrivals in Africa are up, so why aren't African travel companies more excited?28 January 2017
    25:38
  65. 73.
    How Taiwan Became a Divisive Wedge Issue in South Africa22 January 2017
    36:15
  66. 74.
    How Donald Trump could give the Chinese a real boost in Africa7 January 2017
    28:08
  67. 75.
    2016 China-Africa Year in Review23 December 2016
    35:14
  68. 76.
    China's Risky Arab World Power Play18 December 2016
    23:12
  69. 77.
    Chinese don’t get the credit they deserve for building Africa’s IT sector11 December 2016
    22:08
  70. 78.
    Does just one man in China control the fate of Africa's elephants?4 December 2016
    35:17
  71. 79.
    How Rwanda attracts Chinese money and migrants without the lure of natural resources27 November 2016
    25:07
  72. 80.
    China poised to benefit from Trump's Africa policy (or lack thereof)20 November 2016
    36:27
  73. 81.
    Chinese students volunteer in Africa to help their chances of getting admitted to a US university13 November 2016
    31:52
  74. 82.
    China's controversial, out-sized role in Africa's digital revolution6 November 2016
    30:33
  75. 83.
    IMF missteps over huge China deal in the Congo proves costly30 October 2016
    32:03
  76. 84.
    The enduring popularity of Chinese Kung Fu movies in Africa23 October 2016
    28:32
  77. 85.
    Chinese companies employ a lot more African workers than you think11 October 2016
    35:34
  78. 86.
    China working hard to challenge West's news narratives in Africa4 October 2016
    26:21
  79. 87.
    New short film humanizes the China-Africa relationship27 September 2016
    20:49
  80. 88.
    So what do Zambians REALLY think of Chinese immigrants?20 September 2016
    33:05
  81. 89.
    The complicated role Chinese business plays in Kenyan corruption13 September 2016
    31:15
  82. 90.
    Does it make sense for Africans to learn Mandarin Chinese?6 September 2016
    34:50
  83. 91.
    Africa confronts tough choices as economies falter, instability rises28 August 2016
    31:08
  84. 92.
    Are Chinese IT companies doing enough to train local staff in Africa?23 August 2016
    21:38
  85. 93.
    China's undeserved reputation for building bad infrastructure in Africa16 August 2016
    25:45
  86. 94.
    Why Gambian migrants are giving up on their "China Dream"8 August 2016
    34:15
  87. 95.
    There are a lot more Chinese soldiers in Africa today... and likely more to come26 July 2016
    31:06
  88. 96.
    China's relationship status with South Africa: "it's complicated"19 July 2016
    30:27
  89. 97.
    China was once a hot destination for African migrants, not anymore11 July 2016
    20:49
  90. 98.
    The danger of too much Chinese debt in Africa5 July 2016
    27:31
  91. 99.
    Namibia's Chinese ivory smugglers27 June 2016
    25:00
  92. 100.
    Why the stakes are so high for China in South Sudan21 June 2016
    36:49

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