Monthly Archives: November 2015

[Podcast] The China Africa Project: The 2015 China-Africa Roundtable at Wits University

A very relevant discussion to understand ‘Chinese in Africa’ but also for understanding ‘Africans in China’. From our friends at The China Africa Project.

Leading scholars, journalists and activists convened in Johannesburg last week for the annual Wits China-Africa Reporting Project’s annual roundtable discussion. This year’s conference focused on reporting challenges related to the upcoming Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that will be held in Johannesburg in December.

The FOCAC meetings occur every three years, typically alternating venues in both China and Africa. In past FOCAC conferences, the mood has been largely upbeat as China showered African leaders with investment and development cash. Now, amid a dramatic slowdown in the Chinese economy, a a plunge in PRC FDI in Africa and the ongoing slump in global commodity prices, a very different tone is expected at this year’s summit of African and Chinese leaders.

Barry van Wyk of the China-Africa Reporting Project organized this year’s conference on the Wits University campus and he joined Eric & Cobus to discuss whether this year’s FOCAC represents at turning point in China’s engagement strategy in Africa.


[Music] Nigerian Oritse Femi shoots ‘Give Thanks’ video in Beijing

[Screening] China Remix: Guangzhou’s African Hip-Hop Scene

Short documentary about African artists in Guangzhou at HKU – Dorian Carli-Jones & Melissa Lefkowitz (2015)

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“The city of Guangzhou is home to China’s largest community of African immigrants. Despite facing prejudice and the risk of deportation, three African hip-hop artists strive to change perceptions and achieve a better life in their new land of opportunity.”

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[Film] ‘The King of Guangzhou’ – From Nollywood to Chinawood? #SinoAfrica

“King of Guangzhou is a narrative short film about a Nigerian man named Adede who struggles to stay in China despite facing deportation”.

Click on the images below for English and French infos about this movie. I haven’t been able to find any trailer!

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Other #SinoAfrica Film

+ Kalybos in China

+ No Wushu, No Life

+ China Wahala