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Maria Repnikova

Wilson Fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Expert in China's political communication and authoritarian politics. Check out my website.

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Latest posts by Maria Repnikova

China's reputation challenged by perceptions of low-quality projects and products in Ethiopia

In contrast to the official praise, the Ethiopian public is often critical about the quality of these projects, as well as Chinese products sold in Ethiopia.

China in Ethiopia: Between a savior and an exploiter?

Whereas some online commentaries celebrate China’s help and contributions to Ethiopia, other discussions on Chinese projects tend to emphasize their exploitative features

China as a cultural threat in Ethiopia: From food to cultural appropriation

Public interest in Chinese exotic eating habits and in potential appropriation of Ethiopian traditional culture speaks of the larger rifts in Sino-Ethiopian encounters

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