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...
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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...
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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...

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 Africa

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

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...
Guangzhou, China

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...

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...