Just think China

Forget China in Africa and just think China. Your go-to sites are as follows…

EastSouthWestNorth is your one man portal to China and greater China, that one man being Roland Soong, holed up Kowloon-side. Noted for his rapid translation of mainstream and offbeat Chinese media.

chinaSMACK trawls and translates the Chinese nets so you don’t have to.

Imagethief is always worth a look. Check this out, for a fine dissection of yellow peril thinking.

But let’s not totally ignore the Africa angle. Dip into Deborah Brautigam’s China in Africa: the real story, if only to be reminded that Chinese people in Africa are not prisoners. I’m unhappy that it needs to be reiterated, but am happy to do so.

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