Chinese Voices is a weekly publication by Dongsheng (Eastern Voices) that brings a comprehensive view into the key debates and critical thought guiding Chinese politics and society. We draw from a broad range of sources, covering the work of important Chinese intellectuals, academics, and public opinion leaders – voices that are rarely published outside of China.
Published every Sunday, Chinese Voices includes five selected articles that we write 200-word synopses of and translate into English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The full texts are machine-translated from Chinese and attached to the email for your convenient reading.
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News on China: Africa Weekly is a short wrap-up of the week’s latest news, events and debates around Africa-China relations published every Friday.
We cover everything from geopolitics and trade to people’s lives and culture.
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China is not colonial; Refuting debt myths; ‘Green Silk Road’; Medical internationalism; Boomplay Africa
Chinese vs US investment; Chinese finance Africa; Transsion leads mobile market; Covid vaccines and manufacturing; C-dramas in Africa
Mushroom technology; Affordable cars; Kenyan education; Table tennis friendship
Renewable energy push; Nigerian gas pipeline; DR Congo cobalt miners; Niger-China
AU-mediated dam dispute; ½ billion Chinese vaccines for COVAX; Ghana-China cardiology cooperation; CPC centenary and Africa
“Africa Quad”; Boomplay Africa; Cainao’s Nigeria route; Kanafani in China
Senegalese digital sovereignty; Tanzanian mega projects revived; Sino-Kenyan scientific cooperation; FRELIMO’s Mondlane on China
Congo-Brazzaville debt; Zambia-China solidarity; Chinese medicine in Equatorial Guinea; Kaunda and China
BRI vs. G7; Uganda oil production; Zimbabwe-China ties; anti-colonial guerilla training
Africa embraces 5G despite US; SA artists sings C-Pop; Transsion leads phone market; Iconic Chinese song about Nelson Mandela
Ethiopian telecoms deal; C-dramas draw African audiences; Ghana upgrades technical education; ancient Chinese coins in Ethiopia
Hybrid rice in Madagascar; African agency and diplomacy; Chinese vaccines on the continent; remembering “Father of Hybrid Rice”
Mega projects contractors; US-Africa pivots on China; Chinese study opportunities; African literature in China
Egypt produces vaccines, infrastructure loans boost local business, Kenyans favor Chinese cars, ancient Chinese voyages
DRC minerals; leading Chinese infrastructure; US-Africa bilaterals; Guinea-China May Day
Maritime Silk Road; security cooperation; Ugandan rail project; Afro-Asian Conference
Chinese hiring practices; Nigerian debt uncovered; Ugandan sericulture; China supported ZANLA
Chinese FDI in Africa; Ethiopian Airlines soars; Africa & poverty alleviation; Guinea architecture after independence
Kenya’s 5G launch; Guinean iron ore; Chinese tourism in Africa; Afro-Asian Journalists Association
Climate change adaptation; Didi enters Africa; Kenya railway operations; Afro-Asian solidarity
COVID-19 shifts trade; space cooperation; Egypt megaprojects; Zhou Enlai in Tunisia
“Vaccine diplomacy” debunked; East African railway megaprojects; Chinese adaptive business model; revitalised Chinatown in Mauritius
Belt & Road energy financing; learning from poverty alleviation; Cape Verde; geopolitical importance
“Debt-trap” myth debunked; African exports spikes; digital technologies
Digital Silk Road in Africa; Arab region favors China over US; dropping Chinese workforce in Africa; 50 Years of Nigeria-China friendship
Kenya debt repayment suspended; Zambian blueberries enter Chinese market; Djibouti-China cooperation