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How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

By  Folashade Soule, University of Oxford, and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials are reviewing and reflecting on their two-decade relationship. China’s growing engagement with Africa has

Why Nigerians who Benefit from Chinese Loan Projects view China Positively–Report

Editor's note: According to a recent findings by Pew Research, Nigerians who live near a major Belt and Road project grew more positive toward China after it was completed By Dennis Quinn  China’s Belt and Road Initiative – a $1 trillion global infrastructure program – provides financing and construction to countries hungry for

China’s Belt and Road: The new geopolitics of global infrastructure development

Amar Bhattacharya, David Dollar, Rush Doshi, Ryan Hass, Bruce Jones, Homi Kharas, Jennifer Mason, Mireya Solís, and Jonathan Stromseth Download the full interview Director's Summary The growing strategic rivalry between the United States and China is driven by shifting power dynamics and competing visions of the future of the international order. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a leading

Belt and Road and the battle for global investment standards

By Emanuele Scimia    A new battle is taking shape on the world scene. It does not contemplate the use of cannons, warships, bombs or any other weaponry. Neither does it provide for the physical occupation of enemy territories and positions. It actually sees China and the West compete in affirming their

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