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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Supporting Sudan’s Risky Progress

A ABOUT THE AUTHORS Alberto FernandezAlberto Fernandez is vice president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and a former senior State Department official.Brief Analysis Since experiencing major upheaval and demands for change in 2019, the country has achieved real gains in its political transition, but it needs serious American assistance to safely advance […]

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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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Journalism association strongly denounces False Stories by Foreign Media Outlets

reports by CNN and some other foreign media reporting are untrue and poorly reflect the important work of journalism; Statement by EMMPA on Foreign Media Reporting about Ethiopia’s Current Since the start of the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Mass Media Professionals’ Association (EMMPA) has been urging media outlets and professionals to minimize harm […]

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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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Beyond Hybrid War: How China Exploits Social Media to Sway American Opinion

2019 • INSIKT GROUP Recorded Future analyzed data from several Western social media platforms from October 1, 2018 through February 22, 2019 to determine how the Chinese state exploits social media to influence the American public. This report details those techniques and campaigns using data acquired from Recorded Future® Platform, social media sites, and other […]

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