Strength and Contradictions of the Chinese Economy: An Interview With Au Loong Yu By

Image: Luigi Morris China has become a prominent actor in the global economy. The extraordinary growth of its GDP in the past 20 years, combined with its impressive accumulation of manufacturing power, has dramatically changed the equation of global trade. China’s heavily export-oriented model is, however, not free of contradictions. The country’s low wages—although increasing…

Congo-Kinshasa: ‘La Lucha’ – Goma’s Own Brand of Indignados

I can't remember exactly when I first heard about them, but suddenly they were there. Not as a new organisation with a clear leadership, goals or statutes, but rather as a permanent buzz. You knew they were somewhere out there, even if you did not see them. Suddenly they came together at one place, made…

TRANSCEND Peace University: Africa: Africa in 2064 – A ‘Reciprocal Development’ & ‘Basic Human Needs’ Approach

Africa’s current development models tend to echo the priorities of colonialism, perpetuating structural inequalities that hinder development and exacerbate existing contradictions. To remedy this, development reciprocity and African-centred governance the promotes franchise, representation and responsiveness to basic needs should be adopted Africa’s challenges over the next 50 years will be complex and multifaceted across its…