The world's largest trader is closing down.
Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader to attend the World Economic Forum and used his speech to denounce protectionism. But China's trade liberalisation has stalled recently.
This is what neo-colonialism looks like in the 21st century.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
We could be witnessing the beginning of globalisation going in reverse.
China has decided to end all domestic trade in ivory, an act that could help elephant numbers all over Africa.
Zimbabwe are looking to resolve a debt to China by selling animals to them. But one of the concerns is that the elephants sold will eventually be farmed and their ivory harvested.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
China's hukou system is a relic of the Mao era – and it's holding the nation's rural population back.
A new Chinese law giving police powers over foreign NGOs is indicative of a global trend to restrict the political space available for civil society.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
China's new freight train line to London is part of an increasing web of trade routes designed to boost the country's influence abroad.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
The Chinese government has an interest in presenting a positive narrative about Africa to its citizens. But the new commercial media is challenging this by prioritising sensational stories.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
China is ramping up its low-emission transport game – so will the rest of the world follow suit?
The ball is rolling on the first foreign policy white paper in a decade - and there is much we need to think about.
It's all very well to be intimidating, but China needs to win people over too.
China has introduced new currency and investment controls after foreign exchange reserves hit the lowest level since 2011. This could have a profound impact on our trading relationship.