These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate China Global South Project Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010 by Eric Olander and Dr. Cobus Van Staden as The China Africa Project (CAP), the China Global South Project describes itself as a multimedia organization “dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s engagement with Africa.” Currently, Eric Olander is the Managing Editor of The China Global South Project. Eric Olander is also the General Director of Vietnam’s all-business news channel FBNC. He resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Dr. Cobus Van Staden is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Funded by / Ownership
Eric Olander and Dr. Cobus Van Staden are the owners of The China Global South Project. Revenue is derived through subscriptions. They also received grants from the Ford Foundation and European Climate Commission, with details here.
Analysis / Bias
The China Global South Project provides speaking engagements and consulting services and publishes podcasts on the topic of Chinese engagement in Africa.
In review, The China Global South Project publishes articles/analyses with emotionally loaded language, such as China-Africa 101: China’s Role in Africa’s Debt and There are Chinese Racists, and There are Chinese Global Citizens. Regarding sourcing, they utilize credible sources such as the Center for Global Development, The Washington Post, and The Economist.
Editorially, The China Global South Project frequently reports negatively on China. When covering USA politics as it relates to China and Africa, they say very unfavorably on the Trump administration, such as this: How Trumps’ Vulgar Comments About Africa Play Right Into China’s Hands. The information is generally factual, with a clear bias against China.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The China Global South Project Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 5/14/2020) Updated (07/25/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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