China in Ethiopian Cinema and culture

China aims to strengthen cultural relations with Ethiopia. In 2013, a Chinese delegate met with Mulugeta Seid, Ethiopian vice minister of culture, in hopes of establishing a cultural center in Addis Ababa (Jemal 2013, 01).  Seid lauded China’s use of culture for economic purposes, including job creation” (Jemal 2013, 01). China’s cultural influence in Ethiopia is […]

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China’s New Image in Ethiopian and African Cinema

Abstract China has forged substantial political and economic relations across Africa since the turn of the new millennium. This essay scrutinises the cultural representations of these relations from the perspectives of popular, locally produced cinemas in both the Chinese and Ethiopian contexts. We argue that cultural readings of the power relations between China and Africa […]

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US bans UAE from hosting Chinese Navy

During a conference call on 15 November 2021, President Joe Biden assured his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that his country was not seeking war with China, but only loyal competition. As for China, it rejects any form of rivalry and aims to establish “win-win” relations. However, according to the Wall Street Journal [1], back in September the […]

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China Vows to Keep Deepening Cooperation with Ethiopia: Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan reaffirmed that China has keen interest to keep the deepening bilateral cooperation with Ethiopia in various spheres. The Ambassador made the remark in his article about the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that convened its sixth plenary session in Beijing from November 8th to […]

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አውሮፓ ህብረ፣ አሜሪካ እና የኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ; አውሮፓ ከአሜሪካ ነፃ መሆን እየመረጠ ይሆን?

በእስሌማን ዓባይ የዓባይ ልጅ የአሜሪካ የልማት ባንክ በትግራይ ጦርነት ሰበብ ለነ ሳፋሪኮም ይሰጣል የተባለውን 500 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ማዘግየቱ የተነገረው ጥቅምት 18እኤአ ነው። የአሜሪካው የልማት ባንክ ዓለም አቀፍ የልማት ፋይናንስ ኮርፖሬሽን ፈረንጆች አዲስ ዓመት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ሥራ እጀምራለሁ ላለው በሳፋሪኮም የሚመራ ጥምረት ሊሰጥ የነበረውን 500 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ማዘግየቱ ከሳምንት በፊት ተነግሯል፡፡ባንኩ ከትግራይ ጦርነት ጋር በተገናኘ ሁኔታዎችን […]

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When China groom celebrities to help spread patriotism

BLOOMBERG   2019   For Linda Li, supporting her favorite boy band entails more than just buying music and attending concerts: She’s also regularly posting nationalist pro-China slogans on social media. The 19-year-old student is a mega-fan of the Chinese pop sensation TFBOYS, which in 2015 had a member attend a conference of “excellent youth” organized by the […]

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Rich, hot and popular: the taming of Chinese celebrities

JENNIFER HSU C Chinese celebrities are in trouble with the Ch The Party has cracked down on a number of Chinese celebrities, including the billionaire actor and filmmaker Zhao Wei (also known as Vicky Zhao). Zhao has drawn the ire of the Party and as a result, her online presence has been scrubbed. TV shows and […]

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Over 30 Chinese stars cut ties with brands including Nike, HM, and Adidas, standing firmly behind China

Chinese star Huang Xuan, the spokesperson of the Swedish brand, which claimed that it will stop sourcing products from Xinjiang due to concerns about the reports of “forced labor” in the region, was the first to end his cooperation with the brand on Wednesday and stated that he will oppose any attempt to smear or […]

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The Weaponized Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese navy frigate Yuncheng 571 departing from Colombo’s port Sri Lanka. The Type 054A (NATO codename Jiangkai II) frigate is a Chinese multi-role warship class, the first of which entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (a.v.Photography/Getty Images)September 8th, 2020 China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, is […]

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Chinese Forces in Africa

By César Pintado Summary: Chinese investments in Africa have multiplied in recent years, especially since the 2013 launch of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). But China has realized that it is a mistake to entrust security and development to trade alone. A new generation of Chinese private security companies sees the BRI as an opportunity for lucrative […]

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