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Taiwan is losing its last allies in Africa

Breaking news! On Thursday 14th of November the president of The Gambia announced the end of an almost two decade-long diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. The move came as a surprise to the international community and particularly to Taipei. Why is this relevant for African-Asian interactions?

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UNESCO-China-Africa University Cooperation

As outlined before, the economic dimension is one of the driving forces for Sino-African relations. However, there are also various other fields of engagement, and higher education is one of them. While everyone has heard of Confucius Institutes there are also a number of other initiatives.

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China and Africa: all about the economy?

In December 2012, the newspaper China Daily Africa Weekly was launched as the first English-language newspaper published in Africa by a Chinese media enterprise. China Daily Africa Weekly is the latest addition to the state-run China Daily family that consists of the parent paper China Daily, which is published since 1981 in Mainland China; China Daily Hong Kong, which was founded in 1997; China Daily USA which was launched in 2009; and three other weekly editions.

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Rising Powers in the Global Political Economy

At the University of Nottingham, PhD students in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (Tracey Fallon) and the School of Politics and International Relations (Phil Roberts and Jon Marshall) organized a postgraduate conference on Rising Powers in the Global Political Economy on 5-6 July 2013.

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Does China meet infrastructure building norms and priorities in Africa?

Article by Dr. Daouda Cisse, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
On the 24-25 May, GIGA organised in Hamburg an international workshop on the role of companies from emerging countries in global norm-building on sustainability.

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China Central Television in Africa

The conference “Imagining Globality: China’s Global Projects in Culture," held at the China Institute of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, dealt with a number of projects which China uses globally to engage with the world through culture.

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China's Economic Cooperation with Africa – Facts and Figures

The second session of the AFRASO-Lecture Series on 21st of March 2013 focused on the economic cooperation between China and Africa. Two speakers presented facts and figures regarding this specific relationship...

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China’s Colonies in Africa

Some observers refer to Africa’s intensified relations with China as colonialism or neocolonialism insinuating exploitation. In an article in the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau published in March 2013 titled “Afrikas zweite Kolonisierung” (“Africas second colonization”) the author Johannes Dieterich...

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AFRASO Lecture Series: Interactions between China and Africa

The AFRASO-Lecture Series started on the 7th of May 2013 with the first session on “Working and Living Together: Realities of Life for Africans in Asia and Asians in Africa”. This session gave some insight into the everyday life perspectives of the thousands of Africans and Asian...

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Debating “China in Africa” at the World Social Forum 2013

At the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunis only one session dealt explicitly with the issue of “China in Africa”. Enda and CACID organized a session entitled “China and Africa: Commerce, Investment and Public Aid for Development.”

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