Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

It’s time to reconsider “China in Africa.” “It’s a common mistake to put too much emphasis on a singular, mammoth ‘China’ making all the decisions” says Janet Eom of the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. “All 54 African countries have unique stories. Therefore, when China goes to Africa, local circumstances matter.” Read on to find out how this dynamic has affected trade and relationships between both sides.

Partner Post – Podcast Interview: Arthur Kroeber, Head of Research at Gavecal Dragonomics

Partner Post – Podcast Interview: Arthur Kroeber, Head of Research at Gavecal Dragonomics

China will need economic and political reforms to keep up growth, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavecal Dragonomics. In this podcast from MERICS, a YCW Partner, Kroeber argues that the transition to a new growth model won’t be possible without cutting back state-owned enterprises, restructuring financial markets, and promoting globally competitive innovation.