big data in china

Big data in China: From myth to political economy

Big data: A contested mythical narrative in a developing country Similar to in other parts of the world, big data entered China as a technical...
newstand africa

China’s media in Africa: Expansion, perception, and reception

Chinese media has increased its footprint in Africa in recent years, which is widely seen as a way for China to extend its ‘soft...
North Korea

After the US-North Korea summit: Not all quiet on the nuclear front

While the agreement that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un reached in Singapore de-escalated the situation between the two countries in the immediate term, it...
A peculiar case of PPP for China and the Westvideo

Augusto Soto on OBOR: A peculiar case of PPP for China and the West

Prof. Augusto Soto, Member of United Nations Global Experts, Lecturer at ESADE, Director Dialogue with China Project Speech on OBOR: A peculiar case of...
Valentine Udoh James on Improving the Prevailing Conditions for Infrastructure Development in Africavideo

Valentine Udoh James on Improving the Prevailing Conditions for Infrastructure Development in Africa

Dr. Valentine Udoh James, Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA)
Economic prospects

Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2018: Economic prospects

On 8-9 June, the 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Qingdao, China. As a result, the leaders of participating...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

Prelude to the peace process on the Korean peninsula

On June 12, 2018, a summit took place between the leaders of the DPRK and the US – a summit that few could have...
The paradox of China’s social credit system

Making and breaking social capital: The paradox of China’s social credit system

The Chinese government is engaged in a major mass-surveillance initiative, to become fully operational by the year 2020. It has been subject to varied...
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015. (Credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

A Chinese Solution for North Korea?

In symbolic terms as well as in concrete outcome – the Korean summit, the first in 11 years, positively surprises. All the more in...
Common vision for Eurasiavideo

DOC TV Talk: Common vision for Eurasia

Dr. Jacopo Maria Pepe and Peter W. Schulze discuss if there is a common Eurasian geopolitical player and if there is a common vision...

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