CARI in the News
SAIS-CARI data was quoted in Le Temps article "Comment la Chine alimente la dette africaine", July 25, 2018
DW quoted SAIS-CARI Research Associate Janet Eom in the article "Double debt risk for African countries that turn to China", July 25, 2018
SAIS-CARI Director Deborah Brautigam weighed in at the Washington Post: "Xi Jinping is Visiting Africa This Week. Here's Why China is Such a Popular Development Partner."
SAIS-CARI Research Associate Janet Eom wrote an article for the Washington Post, "China’s ‘Belt and Road’ opens up new business in Africa — for both the U.S. and China", July 24, 2018
Le Monde cited CARI's data in their article "Xi Jinping veut consolider l’irrésistible ascension chinoise en Afrique", July 24, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam shared her expertise in the CNBC video "China's Belt and Road intiative in Africa is primarily for business", July 21, 2018
The Quartz article "Senegal is getting addicted to Chinese loans as France’s hold loosens" quoted SAIS-CARI Research Associate Janet Eom, July 21, 2018
CNBC interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigam in the article "For years, China shied away from global conflicts. Not anymore", July 20, 2018
SAIS-CARI Research Associate Janet Eom wrote an Expert Voices article for Axios "Xi's Africa tour an opportunity to fortify Chinese economic ties", July 18, 2018
The Bloomberg article "China Battles France for Business in Former African Colonies" references CARI's data, July 17, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam was interviewed in a series of videos for the Voice of America beginning with "Deborah Bräutigam on China’s political concerns in Africa", July 16, 2018
The Global Times used CARI's research in the article "China’s loans to Africa leave their sovereignty unscathed: analysts", July 12, 2018
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun wrote "American companies and Chinese Belt and Road in Africa" for Brookings, July 11, 2018
The CGTN op-ed "Opinion: Western 'Invisible Debt Intervention' in Africa" uses CARI's figures, July 9, 2018
The AFP article "Djibouti launches 'Africa's biggest free trade zone'" cites CARI's debt data, July 6, 2018
Quartz referenced CARI's data in the article "The unseen hand of China in Africa’s largest economy", June 20, 2018
The Center for American Progress used CARI's research in "From Threat to Opportunity: Rethinking U.S. Relations in Africa", June 19, 2018
Both CARI data and Dr. Deborah Brautigam's research are cited in the Nature article "The tapestry of Chinese capital in the Global South" , June 12, 2018
People's Daily interviewed SAIS-CARI Visiting Scholar Liu Qinghai in "Chinese investment boosts Africa’s sustainable development: Expert", June 4, 2018
Vantage Asia used CARI's research in their article "Rising in the East", May 29, 2018
SAIS-CARI Affiliated Researcher Dr. Tang Xiaoyang is quoted in the PRI story "When the US bows out of nation-building, China steps in", April 17, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on "U.S. politicians get China in Africa all wrong", April 12, 2018
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun was featured in the Brookings podcast "China, the US, and Africa’s transforming trade environment", April 11, 2018
The AP quoted SAIS-CARI Senior Research Assistant Jyhjong Hwang for their article "Tiny Djibouti aiming to be global military, shipping center" April 9, 2018
The Eurasia Review uses CARI's research in "Economic Cooperation In Indian Ocean Region And One Belt One Road Initiative: Threat Or Opportunity? – Analysis", March 20, 2018
Both Dr. Deborah Brautigam and guest blogger Dr. Thierry Pairault were quoted in The Asia Times article "How many ‘Chinese’ businesses are in Africa?", March 16, 2018
Dr. Deborah Bräutigam co-wrote an op-ed "Trump team bashes China but offers no alternative in African nations" for The Hill , March 15, 2018
The Voice of America article "China's Military Footprint Grows Alongside Economic Interests in Africa" had a quote from Dr. Deborah Brautigam, March 14, 2018
China Daily used a quote from Dr. Deborah Brautigam in their article "US secretary of state faulting China in Africa is futile: experts", March 12, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered in their March 11, 2018 episode "Tillerson Addresses China's Growing Investment In Africa"
CNN interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigam in "Why China's footprint in Africa worries the US", March 10, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam was interviewed in The Economist article "Increasing debt in many African countries is a cause for worry", March 8, 2018
The Asia Times cited Dr. Thierry Pairault's guest blog in "How accurate is investment reporting on China in Africa?", March 7, 2018
Dr. Deborah Brautigam was quoted by Le Monde in their article "« Les Chinois sont encore très ignorants des cultures du continent africain et de ses diasporas »" March 6, 2018
The Daily Maverick quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam in their article "Tillerson's Travels: US mum on SA land expropriation question", March 6, 2018
CARI is cited in Bloomberg 's "Ethiopia receiving loans from China". March 2, 2018
The ASEAN Post cited CARI's trade research in their article "Japan-China competition heating up", February 26, 2018
CARI's trade data was mentioned in "Trends to watch out for in 2018 that could define Africa’s future", an article in The East African published February 6, 2018
SupChina listed CARI as an important source for news an analysis "SupChina Sources 2017", December 8, 2017
CARI's data was referenced in the Nikkei article "China will navigate through Zimbabwe's troubles", November 22, 2017
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigam in "The Big Winner From China’s Foreign-Aid Frenzy: China", October 11, 2017
The Global Times article "Chinese investment spurs economic growth in Africa" referenced CARI's research, October 11, 2017
The Star quotes CARI's data in its article "China 2017 imports to pass Sh400 billion", August 21, 2017
Affiliated Researcher Janet Eom was quoted in "Observers: China's New Base in Djibouti to Aid Economic Expansion in Africa", a Voice of America article published on August 9, 2017
SAIS-CARI's loan data was used in a Los Angeles Times article "China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That", August 5, 2017
Affiliated Researcher Janet Eom wrote an article for The Washington Post, "China’s ‘Belt and Road’ opens up new business in Africa — for both the U.S. and China", July 24, 2017
The Carnegie Corporation of New York interviewed SAIS-CARI Research Assistant Yunnan Chen in "Is China Winning African Hearts & Minds?", July 24, 2017
SAIS-CARI's research was referenced in the New York Times article "China's Other Big Export: Pollution", July 21, 2017
The Economist cited Dr. Deborah Brautigam and SAIS-CARI in their article, "China goes to Africa", July 20 2017
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun wrote "China and the East Africa railways: Beyond full industry chain export" for Brookings, July 6, 2017
SAIS-CARI's research was cited in a South China Morning Post article "Chinese firms expand reach in Africa amid fears of ‘new colonialism'", June 30, 2017
Dr. Deborah Brautigam's research was mentioned in an Economist article "Aid brought Liberia back from the brink", June 29, 2017
Business Daily quoted SAIS-CARI's new report in its article "Chinese firm handled local concerns on SGR fairly", June 28, 2017
The Financial Times cited SAIS-CARI's loan data in its article "Chinese investment in Africa: Beijing’s testing ground", June 14, 2017
Janet Eom, SAIS-CARI's Research Manager, commented on Chinese loans to Africa in an Asia Times article "Obor set to impact growth of Africa’s cities, middle class", June 13, 2017
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom was interviewed in an Asia Times article "China’s Obor could keep African economies moving", June 12, 2017
Quartz used SAIS-CARI trade data in their article "China is in the middle of diplomatic spat with one of its oldest allies in Africa", June 7, 2017
SAIS-CARI's statistics were used in the Quartz article "There’s one major pitfall for African countries along China’s new Silk Road", May 15, 2017
The Financial Times used SAIS-CARI's trade research in their article "Kenya president urges rebalance of China-Africa trade", May 4, 2017
Quartz references SAIS-CARI data in their article "The best days of selling cheap Chinese goods in Africa are over", May 3, 2017
SAIS-CARI's loan data is used in a Macauhub article "Angola receives US$6.9 billion from the Export-Import Bank of China in 2000-2015 period", May 2, 2017
SAIS-CARI's policy brief is cited in a Financial Times article "China wields its soft power in Africa with some success", May 2, 2017
The Council on Foreign Relations quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam in their backgrounder "China in Africa", April 17, 2017
Bloomberg cites SAIS-CARI's loan data in their article "Chinese Businesses Quit Angola After `Disastrous' Currency Blow", April 17, 2017
Janet Eom, SAIS-CARI's Research Manager, is interviewed in a China Daily article "Volunteers breaking cultural barriers", April 10, 2017
The Financial Times uses SAIS-CARI‘s loan data in their article "Kenya’s $4bn railway gains traction from Chinese policy ambitions", April 5, 2017
Dr. Deborah Brautigam commented on Chinese investment in Africa in the TNS News' "The optimist-skeptic dichotomy", April 2, 2017
Dr. Deborah Brautigam's research is mentioned in the Al Jazeera op-ed "Investment in Africa: There's room for everyone", March 23, 2017
News Ghana cited SAIS-CARI's loan data in their article "Famine in Africa: More than Humanitarian Aid Required", March 22, 2017
Dr. Deborah Brautigam's research is mentioned on Business in Cameroon article "Cameroonian private sector demands more access to land ownership for agro-industries", Mar 17, 2017
Dr. Deborah Brautigam commented on China's role in Africa for IPS's article "UN Facing Famines, Conflicts and Now U.S. Funding Cuts", Mar 17, 2017
SAIS-CARI's data is referenced in Front Page Africa's article, "China to Improve Investment and Goods Conditions For African Countries", March 15, 2017
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun is quoted in a ABC-CBN News article, "A closer look at Chinese foreign aid and investment", March 1, 2017
SAIS-CARI Affiliated Researcher Dr. Tang Xiaoyang is quoted in African Business's article "Does AGOA unfairly benefit Chinese Firms", February 13, 2017
SAIS-CARI's loan data is cited in a New York Times article "Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China's Help", February 7, 2017
SAIS-CARI Senior Research Assistant Jyhjong Hwang and SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom are quoted in a Voice of America article "New African Railways Ride on Chinese Loans", January 24, 2017
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom is interviewed in a ChinaFile podcast "How Donald Trump Could Give China a Real Boost in Africa", January 19, 2017
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom authored an article in The Washington Post, "Donald Trump’s team has questions about China in Africa. Here are answers.", January 16, 2017
IRIN quoted Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun in "If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?", December 5, 2016
CNN interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigamin for their article "All aboard! The Chinese-funded railways linking East Africa", November 22, 2016
CNN used SAIS-CARI data as part of their photo essay "The 5 largest China-backed railways in Africa", November 22, 2016
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom is quoted in Quartz for their article, "Rwanda is a landlocked country with few natural resources. So why is China investing so heavily in it?”, November 22, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun is quoted in Quartz along with Dr. Deborah Brautigam in “China is on a mission to modernize African farming—and find new markets for its own companies”, November 16, 2016
Dr. Tang Xiaoyang, an Affiliated Researcher, is quoted in Caixin's "Zambia on Track to Host China's Next African Railroad", November 3, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun wrote "US-China cooperation on African security" for Brookings, November 1, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun is interviewed in CCTV America's The Heat, “The Heat: 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa, India”, October 17, 2016
The Financial Times cites research by Thomas Chen and Dr. Tang Xiaoyang, CARI Non-Resident Associate, in "China rethinks developing world largesse as deals sour", October 13, 2016
Dr. Deborah Brautigam is interviewed in "The Heat: China’s foreign aid model", CCTV America's premier news program The Heat, October 3, 2016
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom authored an article on Chinese infrastructure in Africa "'China Inc.' Becomes China the Builder in Africa" for The Diplomat, September 29, 2016
Dr. Deborah Brautigam is quoted in an article in the Mail & Guardian Africa in "As China and Japan scramble for Africa, Africa's challenge is to maximise investment", September 3, 2016
Dr. Deborah Brautigam commented on foreign aid and investments in African countries for the Institute for Security Studies' "China and Japan: walking in each other's footsteps", August 31, 2016
CARI's China-Africa loan data is used to fact-check "Wei Wenhua: 'Cameroon is the second main African beneficiary of Chinese funding'" in Business in Cameroon, August 23, 2016
SAIS-CARI Fellowship recipient Benjamin Tsui is interviewed in ChinaFile's "Is Huawei Doing Enough to Train Local Staff in Africa?", August 23, 2016
Macauhub quotes SAIS-CARI Fellowship recipient Benjamin Tsui's research on Huawei localization in "Huawei training centre creates opportunities for Angola in information technology", August 22, 2016
The International Business Times uses CARI's data on Chinese labor in Africa in "Rise in anti-Chinese violence in Kenya forces halt of major rail project", August 19, 2016
Macauhub cites China-Africa finance data by Dr. Deborah Brautigam, Jyhjong Hwang, and Janet Eom in "Human resources focus in next cycle of China/Africa economic cooperation", August 15, 2016
SAIS-CARI Fellowship recipient June Sun discusses her research on ICT technology transfer in South Africa on Episode 76 with Cowries and Rice, August 10, 2016
CARI's China-Africa loan data was cited heavily in Frontera's "With Oil Prices In A Tailspin, Angola Turns Toward China", August 4, 2016
The New Straits Times cites Dr. Deborah Brautigam’s book, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, in tracing China's financing in developing countries in "China's infrastructure financing diplomacy", August 2, 2016
Dr. Deborah Brautigam’s previous book, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, is cited in the Global Times' explanation for how China has helped African countries "Rationality is key to assess Sino-African ties", August 1, 2016
SAIS-CARI's Chinese labor data is cited in Quartz's article "The worst thing about Kenya’s new power plant isn’t that Chinese workers are being brought in to build it", July 28, 2016
CARI Research Manager Janet Eom interviewed on Chinese financing in Africa in ASEAN Today in "The truth about Chinese investment in Africa", July 22, 2016
The Herald reviews Dr. Deborah Brautigam's latest monograph Will Africa Feed China? in "Africa, begging with a golden bowl", The Herald, July 18, 2016
ChinaFile's, "Visualizing China’s Aid to Africa", uses Dr. Deborah Brautigam's research as a critique of large aid China-Africa databases, June 30, 2016
CARI's China-Africa loan policy brief was mentioned in an article in Bloomberg, "Venezuela Mess Prods China to Reassess Africa Lending Spree", June 30, 2016
Business in Cameroon used CARI's research in "Cameroon was the 9th top destination for Chinese loans over the 2000-2014 period with FCfa 1,540 billion", June 29, 2016
Macauhub wrote an analysis of CARI's China-Africa loan data in "Angola receives a quarter of the loans granted to Africa by China since 2000", June 27, 2016
CARI's database and findings are featured in African Arguments, June, 6, 2016
In a multi-part series of articles in The Diplomat, Dr. Deborah Brautigam explains how China works with African countries beyond just securing resources in "China in Africa, Part II: The Bad", June 3, 2016
Dr. Deborah Brautigam is quoted in Macauhab's "Portuguese-speaking Africa awaits arrival of large Chinese industrial investments", May 30, 2016
“Zones of Influence” documentary by The Economist interviews Dr. Deborah Brautigam and cites CARI research, April 30, 2016
The Economist writes on China-Africa loans in “Credit Limit”, a feature on CARI’s database findings, April 30, 2016
Both Dr. Deborah Brautigam and CARI are quoted extensively in Eurasia Review's "Is China A Neocolonial Power In Africa? – Analysis", April 26, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun wrote "China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan" for Brookings, April 26, 2016
CCTV America's flagship news program The Heat interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigam on China-Nigeria relations "The Heat: Nigerian President in China", April 14, 2016
The International Business Times quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam in "With China’s Naval Base, Djibouti Could Become ‘Africa’s Singapore’", April 2, 2016
“Chinese Engagement in African Agriculture Not What it Seems” in The Conversation cites article by Henry Tugendhat and research by Dr. Deborah Brautigam, March 28, 2016
The Diplomat cites research by Dr. Deborah Brautigam in “Debunking the Myths of Chinese Investment in Africa”, February 21, 2016
“Books Interview: Deborah Brautigam”, Times Higher Education interviews Dr. Deborah Brautigam after her new book Will Africa Feed China?, February 18, 2016
SAIS-CARI Research Manager Janet Eom appears on Cowries and Rice Episode 68, February 17, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Henry Tugendhat coauthors in World Development, “Chinese Agricultural Training Courses for African Officials: Between Power and Partnerships”, February 11, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Yun Sun quoted in Harvard Business Review, “Shifting Tides in Sino-African Relations”, February 8, 2016
Henry Tugendhat, SAIS-CARI Affiliated Researcher, coauthors “Chinese Migrants in Africa: Facts and Fictions from the Agri-Food Sector in Ethiopia and Ghana” for World Development, February 1, 2016
Affiliated Researcher Ian Taylor interviewed in FOCAC's "China and Africa on a New Journey: Comrades and Brothers", January 7, 2016
China Daily reviews Dr. Deborah Brautigam's Will Africa Feed China?, “Author Sets the Record Straight”, December 23, 2015
The Toronto Star quotes Dr. Deborah Brautigam in “Zimbabwe’s adoption of Chinese yuan not what it seems”, December 23, 2015
Research by Dr. Deborah Brautigam cited in The Diplomat, “Africa and China’s Construction Sector”, December 18, 2015
China Dialogue asks Dr. Deborah Brautigam the potential impacts of China’s $60 billion loan package in “China’s Loans to Africa could trigger another debt crisis”, December 15, 2015
Dr. Deborah Brautigam quoted in The Lancet’s “New Orientation for China’s Health Assistance to Africa”, December 12, 2015
Dr. Deborah Brautigam appears on the Cowries and Rice Podcast “Episode 60: Will Africa Feed China?” December 9, 2015
“5 Myths about Chinese Investment in Africa” by Dr. Deborah Brautigam published in Foreign Policy magazine, December 4, 2015
Financial Times quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “Africa Ties with China are about more than raw materials,” October 5, 2015.
Wall Street Journal quoted Dr. Tang Xiaoyang, CARI Non-Resident Associate, in “China Commits to More Aid for Developing Countries,” September 28, 2015.
Wall Street Journal quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “Obama Becomes First U.S. President to Address African Union” July 28, 2015.
Le Monde interviewed Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “Le rêve vert de la Chinafrique” July 15, 2015.
The Diplomat published an interview with Dr. Tang Xiaoyang, CARI Research Associate, in “From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Made in Africa’?” March 17, 2015.
The Diplomat published an interview with Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “China’s changing approach to Africa,” January 30, 2015.
Bloomberg Business quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “African union seeks investors for infrastructure repairs,” January 30, 2015.
The Guardian quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “African leaders ‘use China aid for patronage politics,” November 19, 2014.
Dr. Deborah Brautigam quoted in South China Morning Post “Ebola shows up China’s lack of philanthropic culture,” November 9, 2014
Reuters quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “Ebola crisis highlights China’s philanthropic shortfall,” November 3, 2014.
Luke Patey’s talk hosted by CARI was covered in the Oil and Gas Journal, by Nick Snow, October 21, 2014
CARI Director, Dr. Deborah Brautigam’s recent talk at Bowdoin College, October 14, 2014.
CARI Director, Dr. Deborah Brautigam, was quoted in “Pushback Against Chinese Workers Escalates in Africa,” Engineering News Record October 14, 2014
CARI Director, Dr. Deborah Brautigam, was quoted in the Chinese edition of Voice of America “美国打人文牌与中国在非洲争夺影响力,” September 14, 2014.
Dr. Deborah Brautigam was quoted in The New York Times article “China Expands Investments in Tanzania,” September 12, 2014.
SAIS-CARI’s research is mentioned in Dr. Cecilia Tortajada’s piece “Land grabbing’ myth and China-bashing,” Capital FM News, September 1, 2014.
The Economist quoted Dr. Deborah Brautigam, CARI Director, in “What China Wants,” August 23, 2014.
Findings from our China-Africa conference discussed in Corrie Dosh, “Debunking a Myth: The Africa ‘Land Grab’ theory to feed Chinese mouths has no validity, say experts,” CHINAFRICA China Report, June 2014.
Quoted in Javier Blas, “China’s central bank chief admits difficulties with Africa,” Financial Times, May 22, 2014.
Quoted in Lily Kuo, “China is putting $2 billion into fighting its neocolonialist image in Africa,” Quartz, May 20, 2014.
Our China-Africa conference findings noted in a People’s Daily article titled, “China’s Agricultural Investment in Africa Not ‘Land Grabbing’: Expert,” May 17, 2014.
The Wall Street Journal quoted our CARI Director in an article, “China Takes Wary Steps Into New Africa Deals,” May 6, 2014.
Deutches Welle (DW) quoted CARI Director in an article, “Africa: US Shows New Interest in Africa,” April 9, 2014.
CARI Director was quoted in an LA Times article, “China Looks Abroad for Greener Pastures,” March 29, 2014.
CARI Associate Tang Xiaoyang published an op-ed, “Chinese Investment is Key to Myanmar’s Reforms,” Carnegie-Tsinghua Global Think Tank, January 25, 2014.
CARI Associate Tang Xiaoyang: Podcast on China-Africa Relations, January 14, 2014.