Resource-backed loans: Pitfalls and potential by David Mihalyi, Aisha Adam and Jyhjong Hwang (2020). Published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), this report analyses the data on resource-backed loans around the world and how they function, the risks and opportunities inherent in them and the involvement of Chinese banks.
After Guangzhou, 3 things will shape China-Africa “brotherhood” by Ma Tianjie. This article by the China Dialogue managing editor in Beijing presents a Chinese perspective on the incidents that occurred in Guangzhou in April 2020 and the subsequent diplomatic crisis, and suggests three major areas in which there will be a lasting impact on Africa-China relations.
A critical look at Chinese ‘debt-trap diplomacy’: the rise of a meme by Deborah Brautigam (2019) reviews the origin and spread Chinese “debt-trap diplomacy” meme in the context of stories about China’s international involvement in Angola, Djibouti, Sri Lanka and Venezuela that challenge the media’s spin.
Zambia’s looming debt crisis – is China to blame? By Arve Ofstad and Elling Tjønneland (2019) reviews the sources of Zambia’s debts and concludes that the Chinese are not the main culprits for the country’s looming debt crisis.
The PRC Twitter List: The Rise of China on Twitter by Manya Koetse. This article charts the recent surge on Twitter of accounts representing Chinese official media, diplomatic missions, and state organisations, and includes a lengthy list of Chinese accounts on Twitter.
WORLD PANGOLIN DAY: Pangolin poaching in Africa and trafficking to Asia – A cross-border investigation by HK01 and Anu Nkeze Paul (2017). This cross-border investigative journalism collaboration outlined how pangolins are poached in Africa and trafficked to Asia via elaborate smuggling networks, outlining how the demand and supply sides of the poaching-trafficking networks interact.