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China’s global footprint is evolving with its changing domestic politics. Since Xi Jinping took over the presidency and took the helm of China’s Communist Party, China’s policies have shifted to reflect his notion of “socialism with Chinese characteristics" and his vision of a “Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.” Understanding what this actually means and its tangible impacts is not easy. Objective analyses of China have in recent years been made difficult by muddled statistics and sensationalized headlines.

Magpie cuts through the noise. Our China coverage focuses on what China is doing overseas and how it is advancing new technologies. We also bring adjacent issues that may receive little coverage in the mainstream and which we think will have lasting consequences for global policy and business. An impartial view of China is possible, and that’s what we deliver.

Book / Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs in the East African economies

Business competition between Chinese and Indian enterprises is heating up. What does this mean for African economies?

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Companies have to be able to navigate today’s geopolitics

Analysis / African agency in China–Africa ties

African public and private sectors are not passive in their dealings with China. They’re pushing back.




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