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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.
    Why South Africa's Large Chinese Population is Known as the "Quiet Community"11/10/2018
    40:10
  2. 2.
    Africa's Role in the Ongoing Chinese Debt Crisis Debate11/03/2018
    33:11
  3. 3.
    The End of China's Non-Intervention Policy in Africa10/28/2018
    36:15
  4. 4.
    Don't Be Fooled by the Numbers, State of China-Africa Trade is Healthy10/20/2018
    38:40
  5. 5.
    The U.S. Wants to Challenge China’s Dominance in Lending to Developing Countries. Here's How They’re Going To Do It.10/14/2018
    39:38
  6. 6.
    How Media Both Reflects and Directs Increased Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Zambia10/06/2018
    38:27
  7. 7.
    A Chinese Perspective on the African Debt Trap Debate09/29/2018
    35:30
  8. 8.
    "The Debt Problem in Kenya is NOT China's Problem, it's Kenya's!"09/16/2018
    55:09
  1. 9.
    Have We Reached Peak China-Africa?09/09/2018
    53:13
  2. 10.
    Chinese Money for African Infrastructure Likely to Top FOCAC Agenda09/01/2018
    42:22
  3. 11.
    Green Issues Likely Sidelined at Upcoming China-Africa Summit08/25/2018
    44:15
  4. 12.
    Is This Really the Best Time for a China-Africa Summit?08/18/2018
    45:48
  5. 13.
    Previewing the Upcoming FOCAC Summit Through the Media's Lens08/11/2018
    30:18
  6. 14.
    An Insider’s View of the China-Africa “Debt Trap” Debate08/04/2018
    39:43
  7. 15.
    China's Rapidly Evolving Security Agenda in Africa07/28/2018
    33:40
  8. 16.
    Where Does Africa Fit in Xi Jinping's Worldview?07/21/2018
    37:58
  9. 17.
    China-Africa scholars are becoming younger and more diverse07/14/2018
    40:09
  10. 18.
    China-Africa Policy Analysts Gather in Beijing for FOCAC Think Tank Forum07/08/2018
    27:10
  11. 19.
    A U.S. View on China’s So-Called “Debtbook” Diplomacy Agenda06/24/2018
    41:01
  12. 20.
    China now a major player in the African aid business06/16/2018
    41:30
  13. 21.
    Does China’s Growing Investment in Overseas Aid Lead to More Influence in Places Like Africa?06/10/2018
    39:45
  14. 22.
    Somalia aims to be heard at upcoming China-Africa mega summit06/03/2018
    30:13
  15. 23.
    A Nigerian’s Guide to Manufacturing in China05/26/2018
    33:09
  16. 24.
    African college students are packing classrooms to learn Mandarin Chinese05/19/2018
    40:39
  17. 25.
    What should be on the agenda at this fall’s China-Africa summit05/13/2018
    37:41
  18. 26.
    For better or worse, Africa’s digital future is tied to China05/05/2018
    34:38
  19. 27.
    Can China realize Africa's dream of an East-West transport link?04/29/2018
    26:37
  20. 28.
    How Africa benefits from China's aging population04/21/2018
    36:48
  21. 29.
    Angola: China's Risky Gamble in Africa04/15/2018
    34:36
  22. 30.
    China-Africa relations in the Xi Jinping era04/07/2018
    38:20
  23. 31.
    Why Africa needs to pay a lot more attention to politics in China03/31/2018
    41:44
  24. 32.
    Black Panther sparks debate over anti-black racism in China03/25/2018
    48:54
  25. 33.
    China no longer afraid to challenge critics of its role in Africa03/18/2018
    25:18
  26. 34.
    Rex Tillerson's 'Do as I Say, Not as I Do' Advice for Africa03/11/2018
    26:20
  27. 35.
    How the world's most trafficked animal is caught in Africa and sold in Asia03/03/2018
    25:48
  28. 36.
    Hong Kong Millionaire's Arrest Exposes Problem of Chinese Corruption in Africa02/25/2018
    26:45
  29. 37.
    Why China is pushing back so hard against spying accusations in Africa02/17/2018
    26:47
  30. 38.
    China's leaders spend a lot of time in Africa, where they go may surprise you02/10/2018
    35:01
  31. 39.
    China wants to become the world's next entertainment super power02/04/2018
    29:31
  32. 40.
    How Trump's Vulgar Comments Towards Africa Plays Right Into China's Hands01/28/2018
    39:33
  33. 41.
    China’s Evolving Military Strategy in Africa01/21/2018
    33:53
  34. 42.
    Africa Emerges as New Front in Asia’s Power Politics01/14/2018
    33:20
  35. 43.
    Why Chinese Companies Still Struggle to Communicate Effectively in Africa01/07/2018
    26:09
  36. 44.
    Industrial parks are Africa's latest gamble to lure Chinese manufacturers12/29/2017
    34:53
  37. 45.
    2017 China-Africa Year in Review12/17/2017
    50:36
  38. 46.
    China and the Rise of Africa's New Autocrats12/03/2017
    40:00
  39. 47.
    China's new "old friend" in Zimbabwe11/26/2017
    37:50
  40. 48.
    China-Africa relations as seen through the lens of a new generation11/18/2017
    31:08
  41. 49.
    China is challenging the West's dominance in foreign aid11/12/2017
    43:05
  42. 50.
    Chinese money is helping Africa to be next manufacturing powerhouse11/04/2017
    44:52
  43. 51.
    How one young Chinese scholar wants to change outdated perceptions of Africa10/28/2017
    26:49
  44. 52.
    China's appetite for abalone spurs organized crime in South Africa10/22/2017
    29:07
  45. 53.
    Two incidents showcase China's ongoing struggle with racism against black people10/15/2017
    28:20
  46. 54.
    New documentary portrays a more nuanced view of the African migrant experience in China10/08/2017
    19:23
  47. 55.
    North Korea's diplomats in Africa are making big money selling ivory to Chinese09/30/2017
    28:20
  48. 56.
    Why "Nambia" is so important to the China-Africa narrative09/24/2017
    35:17
  49. 57.
    Africa needs infrastructure, China wants to build it. So what's the problem?09/16/2017
    27:26
  50. 58.
    Here’s How China Is Changing Africa’s Future09/03/2017
    31:03
  51. 59.
    China's StarTimes is now one of Africa's most important media companies08/26/2017
    34:16
  52. 60.
    Wolf Warriors 2: Why a China-Africa Blockbuster is Blowing Up the Box Office08/19/2017
    23:57
  53. 61.
    Does it make sense for Africans to learn Chinese?08/12/2017
    31:33
  54. 62.
    China's 'Belt & Road' Trading Strategy Presents New Challenge to U.S. Influence in Africa07/29/2017
    24:52
  55. 63.
    China may be a lot of things in Africa, but it’s not a colonizer07/22/2017
    28:51
  56. 64.
    Can the U.S. Under Donald Trump Compete with the Chinese in Africa?07/15/2017
    37:13
  57. 65.
    Reporting the China-Africa Story: A Conversation with FT Africa Editor David Pilling07/08/2017
    26:53
  58. 66.
    China's Belt and Road: Is it Good for Africa?06/25/2017
    29:06
  59. 67.
    China's donkey trade06/18/2017
    28:07
  60. 68.
    Chinese debt in Africa: how much is too much?06/03/2017
    29:31
  61. 69.
    Africa's vital role in China's drive to triple nuclear energy output05/28/2017
    23:27
  62. 70.
    U.S. & China spend millions fighting malaria in Africa, so why don't they work together?05/20/2017
    27:41
  63. 71.
    Reporter's Notebook: Covering the China-Africa Story for the New York Times05/13/2017
    31:28
  64. 72.
    China appears to be losing interest in Africa05/07/2017
    25:58
  65. 73.
    The Inbox: Listener Questions & Comments04/28/2017
    44:45
  66. 74.
    The UN's role in China's African development agenda04/22/2017
    31:02
  67. 75.
    The Hopes and Despair of African Migrants in China04/15/2017
    23:36
  68. 76.
    China's "valueless" foreign policy04/08/2017
    24:14
  69. 77.
    Who'd you rather work for in Kenya: a U.S. or Chinese company?04/01/2017
    29:19
  70. 78.
    China spends billions in Egypt to woo the 'Arab Street'03/24/2017
    21:22
  71. 79.
    Donkey skin is the new ivory for the Chinese in Africa03/18/2017
    28:46
  72. 80.
    BONUS EPISODE - Behind the Scenes at The China Africa Project03/15/2017
    33:41
  73. 81.
    Chinese media's African identity crisis03/04/2017
    40:41
  74. 82.
    BONUS EPISODE - China: Africa's partner or predator?02/27/2017
    48:03
  75. 83.
    The hollow rules governing China-Africa investment02/25/2017
    26:09
  76. 84.
    Is China a partner or predator in Africa (or both)?02/18/2017
    28:09
  77. 85.
    Get ready Africa, a big Trump-inspired shift to China is coming!02/12/2017
    30:59
  78. 86.
    How China's insatiable demand for timber threatens Congo's rain forests02/04/2017
    23:55
  79. 87.
    Chinese tourist arrivals in Africa are up, so why aren't African travel companies more excited?01/28/2017
    25:38
  80. 88.
    How Taiwan Became a Divisive Wedge Issue in South Africa01/22/2017
    36:15
  81. 89.
    How Donald Trump could give the Chinese a real boost in Africa01/07/2017
    28:08
  82. 90.
    2016 China-Africa Year in Review12/23/2016
    35:14
  83. 91.
    China's Risky Arab World Power Play12/18/2016
    23:12
  84. 92.
    Chinese don’t get the credit they deserve for building Africa’s IT sector12/11/2016
    22:08
  85. 93.
    Does just one man in China control the fate of Africa's elephants?12/04/2016
    35:17
  86. 94.
    How Rwanda attracts Chinese money and migrants without the lure of natural resources11/27/2016
    25:07
  87. 95.
    China poised to benefit from Trump's Africa policy (or lack thereof)11/20/2016
    36:27
  88. 96.
    Chinese students volunteer in Africa to help their chances of getting admitted to a US university11/13/2016
    31:52
  89. 97.
    China's controversial, out-sized role in Africa's digital revolution11/06/2016
    30:33
  90. 98.
    IMF missteps over huge China deal in the Congo proves costly10/30/2016
    32:03
  91. 99.
    The enduring popularity of Chinese Kung Fu movies in Africa10/23/2016
    28:32
  92. 100.
    Chinese companies employ a lot more African workers than you think10/11/2016
    35:34
  93. 101.
    China working hard to challenge West's news narratives in Africa10/04/2016
    26:21
  94. 102.
    New short film humanizes the China-Africa relationship09/27/2016
    20:49
  95. 103.
    So what do Zambians REALLY think of Chinese immigrants?09/20/2016
    33:05
  96. 104.
    The complicated role Chinese business plays in Kenyan corruption09/13/2016
    31:15
  97. 105.
    Does it make sense for Africans to learn Mandarin Chinese?09/06/2016
    34:50
  98. 106.
    Africa confronts tough choices as economies falter, instability rises08/28/2016
    31:08
  99. 107.
    Are Chinese IT companies doing enough to train local staff in Africa?08/23/2016
    21:38
  100. 108.
    China's undeserved reputation for building bad infrastructure in Africa08/16/2016
    25:45
  101. 109.
    Why Gambian migrants are giving up on their "China Dream"08/08/2016
    34:15
  102. 110.
    There are a lot more Chinese soldiers in Africa today... and likely more to come07/26/2016
    31:06
  103. 111.
    China's relationship status with South Africa: "it's complicated"07/19/2016
    30:27
  104. 112.
    China was once a hot destination for African migrants, not anymore07/11/2016
    20:49
  105. 113.
    The danger of too much Chinese debt in Africa07/05/2016
    27:31
  106. 114.
    Namibia's Chinese ivory smugglers06/27/2016
    25:00
  107. 115.
    Why the stakes are so high for China in South Sudan06/21/2016
    36:49
  108. 116.
    China's ambitious new 'Silk Road' trade route takes shape in Africa06/15/2016
    28:54
  109. 117.
    Industrialization in Africa: Ethiopia wants to become the new 'Made in China'06/08/2016
    41:41
  110. 118.
    Outrage over the #RacistChineseAd: what did we learn?05/29/2016
    34:39
  111. 119.
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Chinese in Africa... but were too afraid to ask05/25/2016
    43:48
  112. 120.
    Why Chinese agriculture engagement in Africa is not what it seems05/18/2016
    26:53
  113. 121.
    Why more Chinese companies in Africa are choosing to be good neighors05/11/2016
    40:14
  114. 122.
    Race, culture and the politics of being black in China05/04/2016
    34:25
  115. 123.
    As China & other BRICS slow their investments in Africa, Turkey ramps up04/27/2016
    28:58
  116. 124.
    The long arm of Chinese law reaches all the way to Kenya04/20/2016
    40:49
  117. 125.
    China's growing appetite for African real estate04/13/2016
    20:09
  118. 126.
    A Chinese journalist reflects on reporting the China-Africa story04/06/2016
    26:47
  119. 127.
    When China sneezes, does Africa catch a cold?03/30/2016
    23:58
  120. 128.
    Continental Shift: How China is Changing Africa03/23/2016
    43:20
  121. 129.
    Behind the scenes at The China Africa Project03/19/2016
    37:04
  122. 130.
    Africa's role in China's One Belt, One Road global trade strategy03/08/2016
    33:26
  123. 131.
    Chinese migrants in Africa confront new challenges as economy worsens02/28/2016
    33:50
  124. 132.
    China/Africa vs. China/South America02/21/2016
    31:09
  125. 133.
    Why reducing ivory demand in China will not curb poaching in Africa02/14/2016
    24:16
  126. 134.
    Amid economic turbulence, China-Africa ties face new, uncertain future02/07/2016
    31:48
  127. 135.
    China's risky gamble to become a major player in the Mideast & North Africa01/27/2016
    29:16
  128. 136.
    China's diplomatic dilemma: protecting its people and property overseas01/20/2016
    30:57
  129. 137.
    Africa feels the chill of China's cooling economy01/13/2016
    31:52
  130. 138.
    Environmental issues force their way onto China-Africa agenda01/03/2016
    19:50
  131. 139.
    China and the world: what to expect in 201612/23/2015
    37:00
  132. 140.
    'China is doing more to protect elephants than Africa'12/16/2015
    35:25
  133. 141.
    FOCAC 6: A China-Africa Lovefest12/07/2015
    38:47
  134. 142.
    Terrorism forces its way onto the China-Africa agenda11/28/2015
    31:18
  135. 143.
    A journalist's guide to covering FOCAC 611/20/2015
    24:31
  136. 144.
    The 2015 China-Africa Roundtable at Wits University11/14/2015
    40:06
  137. 145.
    Challenging the myth of Chinese land grabs in Africa11/06/2015
    38:28
  138. 146.
    FOCAC: what to expect at this year's mega China-Africa summit10/30/2015
    31:28
  139. 147.
    China's risky oil strategy in Africa's Sahel region10/23/2015
    25:30
  140. 148.
    A journalist's view on reporting the China-Africa story10/16/2015
    26:06
  141. 149.
    Niger and the politics of Chinese oil deals in Africa10/09/2015
    22:20
  142. 150.
    China & Africa: are the good times over?10/02/2015
    35:48
  143. 151.
    How China's economic slowdown will impact Africa09/25/2015
    24:59
  144. 152.
    The news media's mixed record in covering China-Africa ties09/19/2015
    27:47
  145. 153.
    Growing demand in China for Africa's lion bones09/12/2015
    21:34
  146. 154.
    South Africa's inexplicable love affair with China09/04/2015
    26:24
  147. 155.
    The China economy: what lessons for Africa?08/28/2015
    31:34
  148. 156.
    Chinese investment in Africa: surprisingly small, but growing fast08/22/2015
    27:04
  149. 157.
    China's special economic zones in Africa: lots of hype, little hope08/14/2015
    22:51
  150. 158.
    China's role in Africa's "Looting Machine"08/07/2015
    33:12
  151. 159.
    US not concerned about Chinese competition in Africa... but it probably should be07/31/2015
    39:09
  152. 160.
    A Kenyan columnist's provocative views on the Chinese in Africa07/23/2015
    24:23
  153. 161.
    Should Africa follow Asia's path to economic prosperity?07/17/2015
    31:28
  154. 162.
    China’s rapidly changing views on wildlife conservation in Africa07/11/2015
    23:52
  155. 163.
    China, Africa and the Indian Ocean: a new balance of power07/06/2015
    25:02
  156. 164.
    China's expanding military presence in Africa06/30/2015
    29:49
  157. 165.
    China starts to play nice with foreign aid partners06/25/2015
    29:29
  158. 166.
    South Africa tourism in crisis as Chinese reject new visa regulations06/20/2015
    26:49
  159. 167.
    China's controversial technology partnership with South Africa06/13/2015
    21:50
  160. 168.
    China's proposed ivory ban: breakthrough or BS?06/06/2015
    30:35
  161. 169.
    Greenpeace: China illegally fishing in West Africa05/30/2015
    23:45
  162. 170.
    NO! China is NOT exporting convict labor to Africa!!!!05/23/2015
    30:32
  163. 171.
    Chinese racist views towards blacks and Africans05/20/2015
    24:25
  164. 172.
    The dark side of Chinese investment in Africa05/16/2015
    28:11
  165. 173.
    A flash point in China-Africa relations re-opens in Zambia05/09/2015
    33:18
  166. 174.
    How US and China struggle to balance interests & ideals in Ethiopia05/06/2015
    26:50
  167. 175.
    China Mall's rise amid growing xenophobia in South Africa05/01/2015
    41:41
  168. 176.
    China Remix: African migrant life in Guangzhou04/28/2015
    20:57
  169. 177.
    China, Africa and the PRC's massive new development bank04/23/2015
    19:14
  170. 178.
    Chinese cultural diplomacy in Africa04/16/2015
    30:56
  171. 179.
    China's controversial trade in Africa's natural resources04/08/2015
    21:32
  172. 180.
    How a little bridge in Guangzhou connects China & Africa04/02/2015
    23:34
  173. 181.
    A Chinese perspective on the #RacistRestaurant scandal in Nairobi03/28/2015
    20:00
  174. 182.
    Chinese dreams and the African renaissance03/26/2015
    25:18
  175. 183.
    The politics of banning ivory in China03/18/2015
    25:48
  176. 184.
    There's a lot about China's ties with Madagascar you probably don't know03/12/2015
    22:07
  177. 185.
    Cameroon highlights pros & cons of Chinese infrastructure Development03/09/2015
    28:36
  178. 186.
    China-Africa relations: a high school perspective03/04/2015
    21:00
  179. 187.
    The Spy Cables: Chinese espionage in Africa02/26/2015
    21:49
  180. 188.
    Chinese corporate behavior in Africa02/19/2015
    21:34
  181. 189.
    China's BIG gamble in the TINY Comoros Islands02/12/2015
    29:22
  182. 190.
    Chinese studies at the University of Botswana02/07/2015
    25:23
  183. 191.
    China's mystery deal with the African Union02/04/2015
    20:15
  184. 192.
    Flash of anti-Chinese xenophobia in the DR Congo01/30/2015
    21:41
  185. 193.
    China FM to Africa: 'we're not building an empire'01/23/2015
    34:07
  186. 194.
    South Africa: China's BFF in Africa01/16/2015
    20:30
  187. 195.
    Religion among African immigrants in China01/12/2015
    21:21
  188. 196.
    From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'01/07/2015
    34:52
  189. 197.
    China in Africa: 2014 Year in Review12/21/2014
    46:26
  190. 198.
    Africa and China's new great power diplomacy12/15/2014
    25:36
  191. 199.
    Who are the Chinese in Africa?12/10/2014
    26:10
  192. 200.
    Mali's $11 billion Chinese gamble12/08/2014
    24:44

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