Author: Third Tone Devil

Court awards compensation to would-be Tibetan protesters in Hungary

Third Tone Devil , April 16th, 2015


Hungarian state radio just reported that a Hungarian court awarded damages to two Tibetans who were detained by police in 2011 to prevent them from demonstrating against visiting…


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The coming crackdown in China’s social sciences?

Third Tone Devil , November 17th, 2014


There have been ominous developments in China’s cultural politics recently. In October, Chairman Xi gave a speech at the Peking Forum on Literature and Art, a high-profile event whose title…


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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Third Tone Devil , October 13th, 2014


Saturday’s (11 October) New York Times carried an article on The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. For anyone familiar with China, the name rings familiar: what China’s government is…


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Chinese-language media worldwide sign statement condemning Hong Kong demonstrations

Third Tone Devil , October 8th, 2014


According to a post dated 3 October on the Xinhua News Agency’s mobile platform and circulating on the Chinese Internet, 142 Chinese-language media organisations around the world issued…


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Chinese political scientist endorses positive sides of European colonialism

Third Tone Devil , September 10th, 2014


I am reading Wang Yizhou’s book Creative Involvement: The Evolution of China’s Global Rise (as is often the case, the book is in Chinese but also  has an…


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Guest post: Are China’s NGOs entering Africa?

Third Tone Devil , June 30th, 2014


In April this year, two groups of Chinese journalists visited East Africa on a reporting trip. This post is translated from an unpublished article written by one of…


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Another sign of an impending wave of agricultural investments?

Third Tone Devil , June 2nd, 2014


I have blogged a few times in the past years about agriculture as the next frontier for Chinese investment abroad, but it has been slow to materialise. Over…


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Chinese premier says China will establish environmental institute in Kenya

Third Tone Devil , May 28th, 2014


Among the pledges made by Chinese premier Li Keqiang at the African Union meeting in Addis Abeba on 5 May, increasing the credit line to African countries to…


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Urban China issue on Chinese cities in Africa

Third Tone Devil , March 22nd, 2014


The Shanghai urban design journal Urban China, based at Tongji University, is devoting its upcoming 63rd issue to Chinese urban design in Africa. As is often the case,…


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Hungary wants to become regional hub for Chinese railway construction

Third Tone Devil , November 26th, 2013


Hungarian radio reported that the government’s spokesman said it was “not a secret” that Hungary wanted to become the regional hub for Chinese railway construction. Negotiations were…


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