Chen Xi

Chen Xi is a military commentator based in Beijing

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Why fears of China’s neocolonialism in Africa ring false in the face of numbers that tell a different tale

The persistent narrative of a Chinese debt trap in Africa is rooted in the West’s fear of losing its colonial backyard and is not backed up by data on the ground.

25 Sep 2018 - 7:06AM

The persistent narrative of a Chinese debt trap in Africa is rooted in the West’s fear of losing its colonial backyard and is not backed up by data on the ground.

Why fears of China’s neocolonialism in Africa ring false in the face of numbers that tell a different tale
Whether it’s trade, Taiwan or the South China Sea, the US doesn’t hold a winning hand against China

The US has three cards – trade, Taiwan and naval operations – it can play in a contest against China, but how effective they are is questionable.

17 Apr 2018 - 8:34PM

The US has three cards – trade, Taiwan and naval operations – it can play in a contest against China, but how effective they are is questionable.

Whether it’s trade, Taiwan or the South China Sea, the US doesn’t hold a winning hand against China