Didi’s departure heralds the end of an era for Chinese companies on US stock exchanges

On the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, December 3, 2021. BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS Friday, December 3 is a dark day for Chinese companies listed in the United States: after the announcement of the departure of Didi Chuxing, who is leaving Wall Street under pressure from Beijing, the major Chinese stocks have all unscrewed. In … Read more

New Chinese train puts Laos on the trade map

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial view of Ganlanba Station, one of the stations along the new China-Laos railway line, September 28, 2021, in Yunnan Province. (southwest China). HU CHAO / AP Five years after the launch of the project, Laos inaugurates its first major railway line on Friday 3 December. … Read more

Europe presents its 300 billion euro project to counter the Chinese silk roads

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, presents the “Global Gateway” development aid project, Wednesday December 1, 2021 in Brussels. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP Europeans definitely do not have a very strong sense of marketing. When China deploys its “new silk roads” all over the world to gain influence, the European Commission baptizes … Read more

Chinese President promises Africa one billion anti-Covid doses

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Chinese President Xi Jinping (on screen) at the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (Focac) in Dakar, November 29, 2021. … Read more

Pesticides: the new Chinese hegemony

A worker sprays pesticides in an insect infested area in Turkana County, Kenya, November 12, 2020. LUIS TATO / FAO / REUTERS They are mastodons, like the global agrochemical sector had never seen before: in just twenty years, Chinese pesticide manufacturers have managed to dominate this market, estimated at $ 61 billion in 2020 ($ … Read more

In Cameroon, you learn Chinese “for taste” and to “boost your career”

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. On the campus of the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon (IRIC), in Yaoundé, Professor Etienne Songa … Read more

The risky bet of the Chinese settled in South Sudan

Sitting on his concrete terrace overlooking the Nile, a porcelain teapot with floral motifs close at hand, Mr. Sheng, 65, takes his troubles patiently. “We are on stand-by, there are no opportunities at the moment”, he said. Arrived in 2006 in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, this native of the Chinese province of Jiangsu … Read more

Senior Chinese public security official enters Interpol

Hu Binchen, in a photo posted by Interpol on his Twitter account on November 25, 2021. TWITTER / INTERPOL The general assembly of Interpol elected, Thursday, November 25, the Chinese Hu Binchen to the executive committee of the organization, its nerve center supposed to supervise the general secretariat. Hu Binchen, along with the Indian Praveen … Read more

Chinese blogger follows in the footsteps of Xinjiang re-education camps

Screenshot from “In Search of Concentration Camps in Xinjiang,” Guanguan’s YouTube documentary. YOUTUBE It’s a simple video, but effective: Guanguan, as this Chinese youtuber calls himself, films himself in Xinjiang, in the footsteps of the re-education camps he has heard about in the Western media. According to the counts of NGOs and researchers, more than … Read more

The Peng Shuai case illustrates the many facets of Chinese repression

IOC President Thomas Bach in a videoconference with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, in Lausanne (Switzerland), November 21, 2021. GREG MARTIN / IOC / VIA REUTERS The video interview between the Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Sunday, November 21, does not seem to have … Read more