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Information resources related to Chinese interests in Africa.

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Deborah Brautigam at Emory


Deborah Brautigam's discussed "China in Africa-Think Again" at "Forum on US-China Relations" sponsored by the Carter Center’s China Program and Emory University’s Halle Institute, Nov. 10-12, 2013. More

Selected Websites & Blogs

The China-Africa Project (CAP)

The China Africa Project is "a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s growing engagement with Africa. Through a combination of original content and curation of third-party material from across the Internet, the CAP’s objective is purely informational. None of the blog’s authors or producers have any vested interest in a particular policy or position, Chinese, African, Western or otherwise."--From website

Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

A leading African academic center devoted to the study of African-Chinese relations.  Produces the new (March 2013-)quarterly journal African East Asian Affairs  which "aims to be the premier African produced publication providing an academic forum for East Asian Affairs. Also produces The China Monitor (quarterly) and Weekly China Briefing. All are available for free on the CCS website. Subscriptions to weekly alerts are available. CSS has official relationships with a variety of Chinese universities and organizations.

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Official forum supported by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Documents Chinese activities in Africa including official summits, visits and academic exchanges as well as various news sources. Available in English, French and Chinese.

AidData China: Tracking Chinese Development Finance to Africa is a recently launched project of AidData. Hopes to be the most comprehensive source of this information, largely drawn from non-official media-based sources.  More information and videos. (College of William & Mary) SEE ALSO Working Paper related to the database from the Center for Global Development (CGD).

Land Matrix: The Online Public Database on Land Deals.

"The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment.  This website is our Global Observatory - an open tool for collecting and visualising information about large-scale land acquisitions." From website.  Includes Chinese investments in Africa.

People's Republic of China. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Africa page. (English)

Sino-Africa:  Making African Voices Heard published by the China Project of the Carter Center (Emory University). Page is also available in Chinese.

For other websites see the research guides for African Studies, East Asian Studies and Development Studies.

More general economic sites are also usefulAfrican Development Bank Group, The , World Bank.  For additional sites see the Goizueta Business Library's Global Perspectives libguide.



Official Blog of U.S Ambassador David H. Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia (1996-99) and Burkina Faso (1987-90) and currently adjunct professor of international affairs at George Washington University, focuses on Chinese African relations. Amb. Shinn also links to numerous  speeches he has given on the topic, his publications and resources he finds helpful. He also is the author of extensive bibliographies on Chinese -African relations.

China in Africa: the Real Story blog by Deborah Brautigam, Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS and a leading expert in China-Africa relations.

China and Africa: Indepth  From the Financial Times.

China in Africa by Alexsandra Gadzala, a graduate student at University of Oxford has morphed into a twitter account:!/awgadzala

China Africa News Blog, commentary found on China Africa News site.


Other Blogs/Websites of Interest:

Africa-China (AfricanHouse)

China Africa Studies (African Economic Research Consortium)

China in Africa Project ( South African Institute of African Affairs)

Chine-Afrique(English)  "is a network of professionals, experts, specialists, and other passionate people sinologues topics related to Africa, China, and international issues géopolitigues."--website

Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), one of the world's most influential foreign policy think tanks, hosts numerous blogs including ones on Africa in Transition, Asia Unbound and others.  The CFR was also one of  the sponsors of the 2007 Africa-China-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue and hosts the official report.  You can search the entire website or individual blogs. 

Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian economist and the author of the best sellers  Winner take all [electronic resource] : China's race for resources and what it means for the world. (available online, Emory Only) and  Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa (HC800 .M69 2009). 

Exporting China's Dev. to the World  site maintained by  a team of anthropologists based at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and the Free University (VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) who research China’s development projects around the world.

    TIP: Many of the bloggers also have Twitter and Facebook accounts.


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