South Africa’s China choice revisited

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Though the PRC is now South Africa’s largest trading partner and is a co-member of the BRICS grouping, relations between Pretoria and Beijing were not always so close.

Trump and Africa: Making China great again

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If the first two months are anything to go by, 2017 will be an unusual year for Africa as two of its largest trading partners – China and America – are undergoing major political and economic transitions.

A Tale of Two Summits

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The 11th G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China closed earlier this week, focusing on the ‘New’ Industrial Revolution and technological changes, such as big data, robotics, and cloud computing. Innovation has been China’s key area of interest throughout their G-20 Presidency, dedicating many discussions to how new industries could invigorate the global economy.