Barry van Wyk has been Project Coordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project at Wits Journalism since June 2015. In 2006, he started Chinese language studies in Tianjin, China, and in 2008 started working as a China-Africa business consultant in Beijing. In 2012, he was appointed project manager at Danwei, a research firm analysing the Chinese media and Internet, also based in Beijing. Van Wyk holds a Master’s degree in South African history from the University of Pretoria, and a second Master’s in Economic History from the London School of Economics

Last Updated: September 23, 2015

The News Media’s Mixed Record in Covering China-Africa Ties

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
News organizations from across Africa and around the world are devoting more resources to covering China’s engagement on the continent. The overall quantity of coverage has undoubtedly increased over the past decade. The key question, though, is...