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09 Jun 2017
 
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
30 May 2017
 
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Where does Africa fit?
SAIIA
Earlier this year, president Xi Jinping strode the world stage at Davos with his statement that 'We should commit ourselves to growing an open global economy… Pursuing protectionism is like locking...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
India, Japan to push for One Belt, One Road counter at AfDB conference
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s new institutional reforms: implications for its relations with China
SAIIA
Today’s global political landscape is characterised by a number of disruptions to the status quo. A challenge to democracy revealed itself in the form of populism, as the Brexit vote and Donald...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc – Friedland
MINING INDABA
Enormous global demand is building up for copper, platinum and zinc, driven by new technology, mitigation of health risks in hospitals and agricultural augmentation, Ivanhoe Mines executive...
 
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
SA: Deputy President Ramaphosa hosts Chinese Vice President for SA-China BNC
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at Tuynhuis, Cape Town, host the Vice President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr LI Yuanchao, for the 6th Session of the...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
Where to after AGOA?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
America has been rather late coming to the pan-African party. It was only 2014 – some 14 years after China and Europe, and 21 years after Japan – that it created a forum for showcasing its...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
08 Sep 2016
 
Jail time for BBBEE 'fronters', warns Ramaphosa
BUSINESS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Members of Parliament that companies and individuals found guilty of "fronting" Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) statistics could now face a...
 
 
05 Sep 2016
 
Turning up the volume on Ethiopia?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 6 and 7 August, Ethiopian security forces were reported to have shot dead about 90 demonstrators in both the Oromia region, which surrounds the capital Addis Ababa, and in the Amhara region to...
 
 
01 Sep 2016
 
China and Japan: walking in each other's footsteps
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
There are two shoe factories in Addis Ababa which carry a disproportionate weight of the burden for maintaining the credibility of China and Japan’s rival efforts to help Africa industrialise by...
 
 
 
                       
 
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