The China in Africa Podcast
About This Show
A lively discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalist Eric Olander in Asia and Dr. Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
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China no longer afraid to challenge critics of its role in Africa
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There's been a discernible change in how the Chinese government responds to criticism about their policies in Africa, particularly from other major powers like the U.S. Until recently, Chinese officials often avoided direct conflict with its critics, opting instead for low-key responses from official spokespeople in Beijing. Not anymore.
Rated 5 out of
Excellent podcast meeting a major need.
I have been listening to this podcast for over a year. Eric Olander deserves kudos for running this show as professionally as he does, and with finely tuned, intelligent delivery. He continually presses the points, demands clarity of information from his sources and presses his interviewees on specifics and inconsistencies, as a good journalist should.
I am a global public health researcher and policy person who has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. The material covered here rings true and is pertinent to all aspects of global health, economics and development (after all, they are all related). The quality of the information covered is such that an intellectual will find it informative and fulfilling.
These guys took a gamble on a podcast with a potentially small market, but their vision is paying off. I am very happy to see good work do well.
Date published: 2013-12-03