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China’s Global Image Plummets After Coronavirus

A new survey shows that international opinion of China has dropped as governments continue to apply diplomatic pressure. By Amy Mackinnon, Darcy Palder and Colum Lynch Public attitudes toward China have turned sharply sour over the past year, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, amid widespread

Chinese-Built Railway Begins Commercial Operation in Nigeria

*Line will play critical role in transporting iron ore from central Itakpe to Warri port By Michael Marray Commercial operation has begun on the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri railway in Nigeria. The 326-kilometre, single-track project, built by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), runs from the southern oil hub of Warri near the Atlantic coast

Nigeria’s Abusive Marriage with China and Slave Agreements

By Fredrick Nwabufo Nigeria’s congress with China is not one of two equal partners forging a mutually beneficial pact and intercoursing common purposes or goals. It is a relationship with one-sided cruel dominatrix. Though the interrelation may be commensal on the surface, considering the loans we have been able to secure

‘Textbook’ Discrimination: Human Rights Report Accuses China Of Mistreating Africans

Austin Horn Human Rights Watch is accusing China of discrimination against African communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities in China's Guangdong province, home to China's largest African population, have singled out people of African descent for testing, the rights group alleges. It characterizes the tests as forcible, and says that as many Africans were

SERAP sues FG over failed Chinese $460m Abuja CCTV project

Senator Iroegbu The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to court to invesgigate and explain why the N166.75 billion worth Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) project awarded to a Chinese company in 2010 failed. To this end, the anti-corruption focused organisation filed a lawsuit against Mrs Zainab

US arrests Chinese national for spying

US authorities have arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly spying on US engineers and scientists, the Justice Department said Tuesday. In a statement, the Justice Department said Ji Chaoqun had been charged with one count of knowingly acting as an agent of a foreign government in the US without having notified the

Beyond killer robots: how artificial intelligence can improve resilience in cyber space

By Michael Sulmeyer and kathryn Dura Recently, one of us spent a week in China discussing the future of war with a group of American and Chinese academics. Everyone speculated about the role of artificial intelligence (AI), but, surprisingly, many Chinese participants equated AI almost exclusively with armies of killer robots. Popular imagination and

Discovering the China Model in Africa through partnership

Editor's note: Empirical research depicts a picture of Chinese involvement in Africa different from common perception Shou Huisheng Africa is a continent where many Chinese ideas about investment and foreign aid are being piloted. As a result, China’s experience there is valuable for its involvement in other developing countries, particularly those along