Chinese Navy Hospital Ship Visits Kenya

As soon as the ship arrived in Kenya, Chinese Naval Personnel of the ‘Ark of Peace’ immediately set about providing free medical services to the Kenyan people. Ten cataract patients were received on board and treated whilst Chinese medical personnel deployed out into the community. Medical supplies were distributed to the Red Cross clinic in Mombasa, as well as poor primary schools, orphanages, and many other places in need of medical assistance.

The ‘Chinese Restaurant’ and the Politics of ‘Race’ in Kenya

Due to China’s economic and cultural investment in Kenya, the Kenyan government’s position is that of official good ties and close relations between the two countries. The joint China-Kenya resistance to Western imperialist attitudes has worked well, and continues to work well, this is why the ‘Chinese Restaurant’ story of 2015 contradicts this trend of good and productive relations.