The following was originally published in Foreign Policy Magazine, penned by Hayley Barbour and Ed Rogers: Last week, we learned that the Chinese government had hacked into the computers of some of Washington’s most prominent organizations — law firms, think tanks, news outlets, human rights groups, congressional offices, embassies, and federal agencies — not to steal [...]
According to the Financial Times, Chinese exports to Africa jumped by 22 per cent last year to hit $73 billion, which is double the GDP of Kenya, while the two-way volume of trade reached $166.3 billion. But African leaders now want more than just cheap goods.
A high-profile North Korean human rights activist vowed today to keep raising human rights issues in China including its alleged harsh treatment of foreign political prisoners. According to the Yon-Hap News Agency, Kim Young-hwan made the remarks during a press conference to foreign media in Seoul, speaking about the alleged torture he suffered during his [...]
There are some interesting video reports posted to Americas Quarterly discussing the mining industry in Peru, with a special focus on China.
Which country offers the most attractive model for development for a rising country – the United States or China? The answer used to be easy, but not any longer.
One doesn’t often associate the term “corporate social responsibility” with Chinese state-owned businesses, but it would be a mistake to assume that an unguided or less regulated set of standard operating procedures would necessarily produce a competitive advantage. In a number of African nations, local communities are beginning to experience a backlash against their new [...]
Some important information from Mining Weekly on the uptick in acquisitions being made by China in shareholdings of foreign mining firms, including a special interest in precious metals: Strategic Capital & Intelligence Group (SCIG) CEO Jack Slibar expected the pace of Chinese investment into foreign mining firms to pick up significantly over the next two [...]
According to a recent piece published in the Financial Times, oil production in Angola has struggled to keep up pace, dropping to 1.65 million barrels per day, down from 1.85m b/d in 2010. Although the African nation makes up only 2% of global oil production, back in 2008 Angola became the largest supplier of crude [...]
There’s no shortage of mutual historic distrust between the Russian and Chinese governments. Is that changing?
A United Nations human rights agency has demanded that the Chinese government immediately release a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who has been detained for nearly a year, according to a statement released on Monday by an advocacy group. The lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, had said he was tortured during previous rounds of detention. The New York [...]