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China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti

Jeremy Page and Gordon Lubold
Beijing confirms for the first time plans for East African nation, already home to U.S. base.

Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40%

Saibal Dasgupta
China’s Commerce Ministry publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year.



The China Africa Relationship: Crossroads or Cliff?

Cobus van Staden, Eric Olander, Huang Hongxiang from ChinaFile Conversation
Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden publish the China Africa Project web site, whose weekly podcast we are proud to syndicate.  As we approach the sixth Forum on China Africa Cooperation Summit in Johannesburg, we’ve also picked up written...

China’s Silk Road Fund Backs Another IPO of State Owned Firm

Kane Wu
Fund is largest cornerstone investor in China Energy Engineering Corp’s up to US$1.96 billion IPO.



China Remains a Rocky Road for Electric Cars

from chinadialogue
Recent revelations about Volkswagen’s emissions have focused attention on the environmental damage caused by the auto and fuel industries—and the need for a decisive shift towards genuinely green transport that can cut smog in the world’s major...

U.S., China Least Concerned About Climate Change

China and the United States are the world's biggest polluters, but their residents are among the least concerned about the harms of climate change...

Apple to Power its Vast China Operations With Renewable Energy

John McGarrity
The US tech giant’s plans to generate over 2GW of low carbon electricity at its China operations could speed up the greening of the ‘world’s workshop’

China’s Risky Oil Strategy in Africa’s Sahel Region

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Celeste Hicks from China Africa Project
Chad is one of the poorest, most corrupt, and, increasingly, most volatile countries in Africa. A recent wave of suicide bombings, allegedly orchestrated by Boko Haram, killing 36 and injuring 50, highlights the perilous challenges of doing business...



Making Waves in the South China Sea

Peter Dutton, Jessica Chen Weiss, Andrew S. Erickson, Elbridge Colby from ChinaFile Conversation
Challenging China’s newly assertive behavior in the South China Sea, this week the U.S. Navy sailed some of its biggest ships inside the nine-dash line, exercising its claim to freedom of movement in international waters plied by billions in trade...

In the Race for Africa, India and China Aren’t All That Different

Lily Kuo
During the third India-Africa Summit, Indian officials are working hard to differentiate their country from China.

This Nuclear Power Deal With China Is One of the Maddest Ever Struck

Polly Toynbee
The grand kowtow continues its humiliating progress today, but beggars can’t be choosers.



Britain: ‘China’s Best Partner in the West’?

Isabel Hilton, Sebastian Heilmann , Jonathan Fenby, Sophie Richardson, Robert Barnett from ChinaFile Conversation
This week, Xi Jinping is in Great Britain for a state visit, his first since assuming leadership of China nearly three years ago. Britain’s government under David Cameron has signaled—increasingly loudly in recent months—that it hopes to usher in a...



Can the South-North Water Transfer Project and Industry Co-Exist?

from chinadialogue
Sixty-two years after Chairman Mao first envisioned the South-North Water Transfer project, the Middle Route (SNWT-MR) formally began transferring supplies of water from Danjiangkou reservoir on the border of Hubei and Henan in December 2014.In the...



U.S.-China Announcement is the Most Significant Milestone to Date for Battling Global Climate Change

from Rocky Mountain Institute
The September 25 joint announcement by President Obama and President Xi represents the second time in two years the leaders have met to make significant climate commitments. Last year’s meeting focused on setting aggressive goals that reflect each...

China Is Working to Reach Its Emissions Peak Before 2030 Deadline, Analyst Says

Oliver Milman
Qi Ye, director of public policy centre in Beijing, says China is showing ‘global leadership’ on climate change.