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 using appeal 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 The China Africa Project (CAP) 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Founded in 2010 by Eric Olander and Dr. Cobus Van Staden, The China Africa Project (CAP) describes itself as a multimedia organization that is “dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s engagement with Africa.” Currently, Eric Olander is the Managing Editor of The China Africa Project (CAP). Eric Olander is also the General Director of Vietnam’s all-business news channel FBNC. He currently resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Dr. Cobus Van Staden is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The website does not disclose a physical location and the domain is registered privately, therefore we cannot determine the country of origin.
Funded by / Ownership
Eric Olander and Dr. Cobus Van Staden are the owners of The China Africa Project (CAP). Revenue is derived through subscriptions. They also received grants from the Ford Foundation and European Climate Commission with details here.
Analysis / Bias
The China Africa Project (CAP) provides speaking engagements, consulting services, and publishes podcasts regarding the topic of Chinese engagement in Africa.
In review, The China Africa Project (CAP) 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. When it comes to sourcing The China Africa Project (CAP) utilizes credible sources such as Center for Global Development, The Washington Post, and The Economist.
Editorially, CAP frequently reports negatively on China and when covering USA politics as it relates to China and Africa they report very unfavorably on the Trump administration such as this: How Trumps’s Vulgar Comments About Africa Play Right Into China’s Hands. In general, the China Africa Project is factual with a clear bias against China.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The China Africa Project (CAP) 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)
Last Updated on May 14, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check
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