Category : Diplomacy


Imagine if Assange had exposed Chinese crimes, not U.S ones

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December 13th, 2021

  By George Galloway If Julian Assange were a Chinese journalist and publisher, he’d have the Nobel Prize, be the centerpiece of Human Rights Day, and last week his portrait would’ve been planted atop President Joe Biden’s Democracy Summit. Assange’s name would’ve been the first on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s list of 350 […]

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It is undemocratic the U.S or any other country to dictate what democracy is

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December 13th, 2021

By Alan Collins Mpewo & Allawi Ssemanda Since the United States of America emerged as a superpower, it has always presented itself as the beacon of democracy and tried to impose its values on other countries. Critics of the American model of democracy have accused it of forcing and coercing sovereign states into following its principles […]

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Symposium on Western Democracy in Africa

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December 10th, 2021

Today 10th December, His Excellency Chen Huixin, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Chinese Embassy in Uganda gave a key note address during a Democracy Symposium organised by Kampala International University and Uganda Council on Foreign Relations under the theme “Dissecting Western Democracy in Africa.” Below is H.E Chen Huixin’s speech; Protocol observed, Ladies and gentlemen, […]

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Critics of China’s Exim Bank – Entebbe Airport Agreement and “debt trap” talk lack facts.

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November 28th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda This week, Ugandans on social media have been discussing China’s infrastructure loan terms particularly default clauses and escrow accounts with some making wrong conclusions of how Uganda “surrendered” airport to China. Of course, the claims that Uganda negotiated a bad deal lack international lending facts and so are wrong. I will start […]

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Why China’s lending terms are the best African countries can get.

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November 8th, 2021

China’s lending terms are the best African countries can get.  By Allawi Ssemanda On October 28, 2021, members of the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE) literary roasted finance minister, Matia Kasaija who they accused of signing a $200m agreement with Exim Bank of China to upgrade Entebbe international Airport. They […]

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Now that CHINA is here!

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October 28th, 2021

By Terence Kalule Albert O. Hirschman once challenged Professor Nurkse asserting that “underdeveloped economies are called underdeveloped because they face a lack of resources, maybe not natural resources, but resources such as skilled labor and technology.” China’s history makes her the perfect candidate to win ownership of not only her national success today, but also […]

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50 Years of China at UN: true multilateralism and building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

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October 26th, 2021

By Allawi Ssemanda. Yesterday, 25th of October marked 50 years since United Nations’ (UN) 26th session of the General Assembly passed Resolution number 2758 restoring full rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations. The resolution meant that only representatives sent by Beijing were the only legitimate representatives of the country. To […]

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Uganda-China 59 years of diplomatic relations

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October 21st, 2021

Akunzirwe Conrad This week, Uganda and China marked celebrated 59 years since the two countries establishment diplomatic ties.  It is important to recall that China recognized Uganda as a newly independent Nation just a few days after Uganda was declared an independent country setting a stage for many other independent nations to follow the suit.  […]

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Sino-Uganda relations date back as early as 1962 when Uganda attained her independence.

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October 18th, 2021

By Octave Ngabo These relations have grown since to considerably that today, China is Uganda’s top source of Foreign direct investments (FDI). The two nations have signed multiple cooperation agreements, exchanging students, medical teams among others all meant to help Uganda build her human capital. It is therefore imperative to say that the two countries […]

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Building a Prosperous Society of People Free from Toil And Want: Lessons From China.

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August 30th, 2021

By Joseph Nyero. The government of the People’s Republic of China began to work for a moderately prosperous society, one they called xiaokang in 1980. This was a fight against poverty with aim of achieving decent life and improvement of human rights in the country. The major aim wasn’t necessarily being rich but so that […]

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