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If You Can Buy a Wig Locally, Why Buy From China?

hotdot.co.za

“If you can buy a wig locally, why buy from China?”, said the MD, Vincent Dai of Hotdot.co.za. In the recent years, the international e-commerce platforms such as Aliexpress, Wish and EBay have become popular in South Africa. These websites sell the products at attractive prices, on average 1/3 of the …

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Shanghai Huangpu Spring Junior Choir is Coming to South Africa

上海市春天少年合唱团; 南非; 第十届世界合唱比赛

The 10th edition of the World Choir Games is the world’s largest international choir competition comes up with a premiere: For the first time ever will happen on the African continent, Tshwane South Africa. Shanghai Huangpu Spring Junior Choir From Shanghai China is invited to attend the game in Tshwane …

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China Africa CROSS-BORDER ECOMMERCE ASSOCIATION

中非电子商务协会(筹备)成立公告

The concept of ecommerce has been around for 20 years in South Africa and it accounts to only 1% of the total retail sector. However, since 2012, the ecommerce industry has shown upward trends, growing by more 30% p.a. As a result, today’s business models in South Africa evolve and …

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Mandela day donations for East Rand elderly

Mogale City – Centenary Hall, 18th July 2017, The Southern African Overseas Chinese Industry & Commerce Federation in partnership with the South African Police Service in West Rand Cluster hosted a Mandela Day donations ceremony in Mogale City. In attendance were Mogale City Mayor Clr Lipudi, Executive Mayor Clr Boyce …

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ACWA hosts bursary and awards ceremony

Johannesburg – 04 March 2017, Wanderers Sports Club was the venue at which the African Chinese Woman’s Association(ACWA) hosted their Bursary and Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was attended by First Lady Dr Bonki Ngema Zuma, Chinese Ambassadors’s wife Mrs Qiao Jie and various Chinese community leaders.   ACWA staged …

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Chinese soccer team participates in Social Cohesion Games

Johannesburg -Saturday 25 February 2017  was the inauguration of the Social Cohesion Games. Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Saturday launched a veterans  soccer tournament, calling on the public to use it to stand against recent xenophobic attacks. “Football is a common denominator in Gauteng, on the continent and the world …

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TCA DECIDES TO LAY CHARGES AT SAHRC

The Chinese Association (Gauteng) has decided to lay charges at the South African Human Rights Commission against various individuals for hate speech and racist comments made against the Chinese community. The decision was made after various xenophobic comments were posted on Carte Blanche, Karoo Donkey Sanctuary and on the TCA …

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Gauteng province to host Social Cohesion Games to foster unity

As of February 25 to March 5, Gauteng will be abuzz with people from different ethnic African groups uniting together to embrace unity. This follows the pre-launching of the Social Cohesion Games that will feature diverse soccer teams playing against each other in various parts of the province. The games …

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Three Chinese tourists injured in S. African armed robbery

Three Chinese tourists were injured after being rubbed by armed gangsters in a South African hotel, the Chinese Consulate-General in Johannesburg confirmed on Sunday. The family of three from south China’s Guangxi were in a tour group that arrived at Johannesburg Airport Holiday Inn Hotel around 10 pm last Saturday …

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Facebook comments with derogatory comments disgust Chinese

The Chinese community in South Africa is appalled by the derogatory posts and insults leaked on Facebook media platform between South Africans over the weekend. A number of South Africans took to their Facebook pages to insult Chinese people about their traditions, conduct and attitude. A sample of comments were …

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Chinese Spring Festival festivities continues in Johannesburg

The 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated on January 28 across the globe with Chinese in Johannesburg hosting their main function at the Marshall Town, Commissioner Street. Ahead of the main celebration last Saturday, the office of the Chinese Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Johannesburg …

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Chinese Embassy refute illegal SA donkey skin trade claims

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has disapproved media reports that claim the country’s donkeys are brutally slaughtered and their skin and meat is imported to China. The embassy released their reply statement on their official Facebook page citing their concern about the allegations saying they could ‘mislead’ the public …

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Chinese artist Tang grace 2017 Spring Festival in style

Anna Tang, a Chinese singer performed to a lively crowd at the pre-celebration event held at the Johannesburg’s Houghton Golf Club. The singer pulled the audience into a country singalong with his solo music. Dressed in her traditional Chinese silk garment, Tang gave an intriguing performance in front of well …

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South Africa’s Rhulani lodge named best holiday site

Rhulani Safari Lodge in the North West province, Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge in Mpumalanga and Fancourt in the Western Cape were named the world’s best luxury bush lodge, best luxury game lodge and best luxury golf resort, respectively. It was a true battle of the great South African game …

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Bulkdeal.co.za gives wholesaling industry a new twist

The new bulkdeal.co.za website launched by Simpweb recently, is shaping the modern ways of wholesaling for Southern Africa’s trade businesses. The website is a top-notch online wholesale business-to-business supplier for retailers and bulk buyers of the latest clothing, appliances, electronics and other innovative products in the market. They lead the industry …

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Wholesale buying evolves with the internet access

Wholesaling has evolved over the years and has truly hit it big with retailers and bulk buyers having options to contrast their stock early on the internet. In the modern information age, bulk buyers are able to first inspect stock at the comfort of their businesses before deciding on any …

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Simpweb launches new e-commerce wholesale supplier for bulk buyers

Simpweb has launched its first ever new e-commerce website to enable bulk buyers an innovative way of doing business cost efficiently. Bukdeal.co.za was recently launched as a wholesale stock ordering platform with various ranges of products including trendy fashion styles, modern electronics and innovative appliances. The website is reliable and …

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Chinese delegation visit prominent South African based centres

Professor Li Renzhen, Deputy Director of Zhigong Party of Hubei Province in China, visited the cooperation centre of South African Chinese Police in Cyrildene last weekend. The Professor received a warm welcome from Director Wu Shaokang and Deputy Director Chen Yunsheng who then briefed him about the landscape of South Africa. …

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Africa Hub team pay courtesy visit to BBC

Africa Hub team, Vincent Dai and Clint Ferreira, visited the offices of the Black Business Council (BBC) in Joburg last Friday to establish working relations. Dai and Ferreira were met by BBC executives Zitha Dube and Sindiswa Mzamo to share ideas within the business sector. The team was afforded an …

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Guangdong Friendship Association strengthen its ties with members in SA

Huanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association paid a courtesy visit to the Chinese Community Policing Forum (CPF) in Cyrildene on November 19. Guangdong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Guangdong Friendship Association in short), is a non-governmental organization at provincial level and an organization member of …

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Africa Hub roadshow reaches out to Soweto entrepreneurs

Staff at China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre in partnership with the Light House Development Institute (LEDI) will conduct a roadshow next week in Soweto to inform the public about the grand opening of the Africa Hub. Africa Hub is a new initiative by the centre and its partners …

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China Trader Expo on Morning Live

China Trader Expo are proudly partnering with LEDI (Lighthouse Economic Development Institute). We were invited by SABC2 Morning live show to talk about the Soweto indaba and partnership with China Trader Expo 9-12NOV. China Trader Expo is the first expo in Johannesburg for South Africans to showcase their products and services to …

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Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home Annual Family Day

The Annual Family day was held at the Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home in Belgravia, Johannesburg on Sunday 4th September 2016. The event was hosted by The Chinese Association (Gauteng).   The Family day was a huge success as many families came to offer their support, theses included special guests …

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POLICE LIAISON OFFICER FAREWELL DINNER

On the 16th of August 2016 the Shunde Restaurant was the venue to bid farewell to the former Police Liaison Officer Li Hongbo. Consular Wang Zhigang took to the podium to wish him the best for his future endeavours and introduced the new Police Liaison Officer – Mr. Li Weinan. …

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China Africa Youth Exchange Program kicks off In Kenya

The ninth China – Africa Youth Exchange program kicked off in Kenya on the 10th August 2016. This year’s event saw a turning tide in the attendance. Approximately 50 college and university students attended with their lectures from China and Kenya, The event was held in Nairobi.   One of …

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China Launches First-ever Quantum Communication Satellite

China launched the world’s first quantum-enabled satellite in the early morning hours of Tuesday, marking the first step in building a space-based quantum communications network that is virtually uncrackable. The 631-kg satellite, which is named after the ancient Chinese philosopher and scientist Micius, lifted off at 1:40 am atop a …

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THE CHINESE CELEBRATIONS: THE WINTER SOLSTICE

Each and every year just like any other country, China has certain celebrations throughout the year to be thanking to Mother Nature. When it comes to December on the 12th – the day just becomes totally different as the winter solstice takes over the day.   What is the Winter …

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2016 Nelson Mandela Day Donation Ceremony

The Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association had a busy Mandela day this year. They started the day off by handing out food parcels and blankets to the elderly Metsimaholo community members at 2016 Nelson Mandela Day Donation Ceremony. The elderly men and women were hosted a the local community …

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Mandela Day Donation at the Kamohelo Centre in Sasolburg

The NFonline team were invited to follow the Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association for their 2016 Nelson Mandela Day Donation Ceremony at the Kamohelo Centre for Disabled Children in Sasolburg. The event was spearheaded by Mr Jimmy Shi, Chairman of the Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association and Mr Yang Peidong, …

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Bathing Buddha Ceremony in Bruma Oriental City

Nanhua Temple had a “Bathing Buddha Ceremony” in Bruma Oriental City on 7 May 2016. The Ceremony was held to Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday and Mother’s day. Over a hundred followers attended the Ceremony. The ritual of ‘bathing the Buddha’ is conducted every year on Buddha’s birthday. This practice has …

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Ji Nan delegation receives warm welcome in SA

Vice Mayer of Jin Nan City Sun Xiaogang

On Saturday, the Ji Nan delegation from China arrived in South Africa, receiving a great reception as people anticipated their arrival. The delegation was hosted by the Shandong Association in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. The delegation were honored to meet Vice consular general Yang Peidong and have him among the audience and …

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JHB joins heads for ‘Making Poverty History’

Making Poverty History

Making Poverty History seminar was held in Turfontein at Wembley Stadium to discuss means that the public can uplift themselves and reduce poverty in the society. Making Poverty History was an initiative that saw Jozi SME Hub, City of Johannesburg, and the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL). The aim …

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SA Shunde Friendship Association celebrates

South African Shunde Friendship Association

South African Shunde Friendship Association On Sunday 13 March, 2016 the South African Shunde Friendship Association held their 7th Inauguration at Carnival City in Johannesburg. They celebrated their existence and their outstanding achievements that has seen them grow since they were formed. The guest speakers included: consular general Mr Yang …

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ACWA celebrates their 10th Anniversary on Women’s DAY

ACWA

Africa Chinese Women Association (ACWA) held their 10th Anniversary celebration on a widely celebrated day, International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2016 at Carnival City in Johannesburg. ACWA’s special guest and close friend MRS Bongi Ngema-Zuma outlined the good work that ACWA has achieved, collaborating with Department of health, Education, …

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Chinese twins excel in Rowing Championship

Chinese twins

Chinese twins from St John’s College; JACK HUANG & THOMAS HUANG, received Silver Medals in the 2016 South Africa Schools Rowing Championships last week and have excelled in Rowing competitions since they began in the sport. The Chinese twins who fall beneath the Under16 age group competed in three competitions …

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Chinese culture saloon held in Xinzhi books store

Chinese culture saloon

2nd Chinese culture saloon The 2nd Chinese culture saloon was held this week by the Xinzhi books store that is committed to enhancing education in all spheres. On Tuesday the book store in Cyrildene held their 2nd culture saloon where they showcased various books and culture lessons taken from leaders around the …

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Huaxin Chinese School Ceremony in Bedfordview

On 20 february, 2016 the The Huaxin Chinese School held their open day ceremony to show parents and community members how the school operates and what they have achieved. The Huaxin Chinese School ceremony showed the importance of Chinese schools in South Africa as the Chinese community keeps on increasing. …

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Unity, Non-racialism and Democracy March on Friday

Unity, Non-racialism and Democracy

Chinese members urged to attend Unity, Non-racialism and Democracy march Unity, Non-racialism and Democracy march will take place on Friday, February 19 to rebuild South Africa’s “rainbow nation” spirit that the country is know for. All Chinese members in Johannesburg and Pretoria are urged to stand up against racism and inequality …

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Cultures of China Festival of Spring a success

cultures of China

The beauty in Cultures of China Cultures of China were showcased at the Spring Festival celebration held on Monday February 15, 2016 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The Spring Festival was hosted by various Chinese Community leaders including the All Africa Peace Association, Chinese Community Police Forum (CPF) …

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Cyrildene hosts Chinese New Year Event

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Event On Saturday, February 13, a Chinese New Year event will be held in Cyrildene, Johannesburg. The members of the ChinaTown Johannesburg Community Committee wish all friends in South Africa could come and join them in celebrating the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese calendar, the …

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China’s Travel Rush for Lunar New Year in Full Swing

travel rush

The Chinese Spring Festival travel rush has begun, ahead of the Lunar New Year. The travel rush is one of the “greatest annual human migrations on Earth”. According to travelling research in China, this year is showing different travelling trends amongst the Chinese nationals. Usually the younger working and studying nationals …

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Confucius Institute of UJ officially launched

Confucius Institute

On January 28, 2016 the University of Johannesburg hosted representatives from China to officially launch a Confucius Institute at the University-an initiative which is aimed to open various different doors in the South Africa-China partnership. The Nanjing Tech University partnered with UJ to bring Mandarin teaching, exchange programs, cultural exchanges …

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Chinese New Year party held at old ChinaTown-JHB

Chinese New Year

Chinese community will be celebrating the Chinese New Year in old Chinatown in Johannesburg on Saturday January 30, 2016. This year the Chinese New Year’s main organisers are the Chinese Association of Gauteng in partnership with the Johannesburg’s First Chinatown Association. According to the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year …

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Embracing China in SA before Spring Festival begins

Embracing China

Embracing China was a huge gathering by various Chinese companies and organisations ahead of the Spring Festival. The event was in celebration of Chinese people. Embracing China was held at the Gold Reef City Casino in Johannesburg on 22 January 2016 where various performances and key note speakers kept the …

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Jiang Su delegation visits Chinese CPF

Jiang Su delegation

Members of the Jiang Su delegation provincial police department in China visited the  (CPF) in Cyrildene, Johannesburg earlier this morning. They held talks about the crime statistics, particularly those in the Chinese community. Members from the Jiang Su delegation provincial department shared ideas on how to improve crime and policing …

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Shandong Jinan delegation visits Chinese community in JHB

Shandong Jinan delegation received a warm reception in Bedfordview, Johannesburg Tuesday evening. The delegation was celebrating achievements the Chinese community in Johannesburg has achieved and for uplifting their people. Shandong Jinan delegation was accompanied by the Deputy General Counselor Mr Yang Peidong and General Counselor Mia.  

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Cultural Exchange Celebrated by AWWF and ACWA

A delegation of the South Africa and China Women’s Forum, All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and African Chinese Women’s Association jointly held a cultural exchange gathering in Johannesburg on November 29. The event was one of a series of activities marking the Year of China in South Africa, organized by both …

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CCPCC ends the year with great achievements

On Friday, 11 December 2015, the Chinese Community and Policy Co-operation (CCPCC) held their year-end function in Cyrildene, Johannesburg. The Chairman of CCPCC Mr Wu Shaokang showcased every achievement and hurdle they’ve came across in 2015. The CCPCC assisted in 376 cases within the Chinese community. The CCPCC works alongside …

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Chinese and Cleveland community to protest in Malvern

Members of the Chinese community in Johannesburg have rallied together in protest against a recent rape and murder in Malvern, the Cleveland Community Police Forum said at the weekend. “On 7 December  a Chinese family was attacked and robbed by criminals.  The 63-year-old son was brutally murdered and his 85-year-old …

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Woman (85) raped and son (63) murdered

An 85-year-old woman was raped and her 63-year-old son was shot dead during a robbery in St Fransquin Street in Malvern yesterday. The Cleveland SAPS spokesperson, Constable Mpho Mashakane, said two men, one armed with a firearm, held the pair at gunpoint. “They tied the woman up, held the man at gunpoint and ransacked the …

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The ‘Chinese Zulu’ who fits right in

When you work with people, you should make an effort to learn their language, says Chinese businessman Gui Weng. Weng, of Pietermaritzburg, who arrived in South Africa about 10 years ago when he was just 19 to help his brother run his business, practises what he preaches. He speaks pitch-perfect …

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Hebei delegation discuss Investment with GIC

A delegation from Hebei City visited the Gauteng Investment Centre (GIC) in Sandton, Johannesburg on November 17 where they discussed investment opportunities available in Gauteng. The delegation, led by Mr Yang Yong, Vice Chairman of Foreign Culture Exchange Association of Hebei, asked about the different types of investment opportunities that …

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Zhongshan Municipality trade ceremony with SA

South Africa and Chinese industries signed a trade and partnership agreement that cemented future business ventures between the two countries. Zhongshan Municipality People’s Government organised the signing ceremony that will build a network among businesses and empower each other in their areas of interest. The Zhongshan Bureu of Commerce, Zhongshan …

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Peaceful Reunification promoted all round

On November 7, 2015 the Overseas Chinese World Conference for Promoting Peaceful Reunification of China was held at Gold Reef City where various South African members of parliament, Mozambique parliamentary leaders and Chinese Business leaders were present. South African Telecommunications Minister  SIyabonga Cwele delivered his remarks at the Overseas Chinese …

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Tan Tian Xing visits JHB Chinese Community

Overseas Chinese Affairs Office led by the Vice Minister Mr Tan Tian Xing, met with the Chinese Community leaders in Cyrildene, Johannesburg on November 07, 2015. The delegation arrived at the Chinese CPF where they were welcomed by the Chinese community representatives and business leaders. They were updated on how …

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Donations pour in for Khumalo Family

The Chinese community donated R100 000 to the family of their employee who lost his life in the line of duty. Mrs Khumalo and their son were invited to the Chinese Community Police Forum’s offices in Cyrildene were the cheque was presented to them. The money was raised by the …

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Heavy Truck Accessories Product launch

The launch of the Heavy Truck Accessories Product was held at the Shunde Restaurant in Cyrildene on Tuesday, highlighting an industry that has many opportunities yet it is hardly explored. The Heavy Truck Accessories Product was organised by the Jinan, Shandong Province and the Government Economic and Trade Delegation. The …

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Police Department from Fujian visit SA

A delegation from the Chinese Police Department from Fujian China led by Mr Xia Gang, visited the South African Chinese Community and Police Cooperation centre in Johannesburg this week. The Chinese Community Police Forum Chairman Mr Wu Shaokang welcomed the delegation and introduced them to various Chinese Community Associations, particularly …

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Yang Peidong visits Chinese Businesses in JHB

The Vice General Consular Yang Peidong visited a Chinese Shopping centre in Johannesburg this week to warn them about safety and security measures as the festive season approaches. Mr Peidong also visited quite a number of Chinese Shopping centres in the Johannesburg area and also stopped by the ESS Chinese …

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Cyrildene takes steps to improve

On October 20 the JMPD from the Cleveland held a meeting with the Chinese Community Police Forum, Chinese Business Forum and Residence Forum. The Councillor of the Cyrildene area was also present. The meeting was organised by the residence forum after a number of concerns were raised in the area …

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Chinese Community associations celebrated in North West

The anniversary of the Founding of South Africa Chinese Community and Police Co-Operation Centre North West Province Branch was held in Rusternburg, North West on Sunday. The event was combined with the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of Southern Africa North West Province Fujian Overseas Chinese Association. The event celebrated …

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Lions Gate security puts his life on the line

  Friday the 16th October 2015 suspects attempted a heist posing as a delivery van thus gaining entry onto the premises. They proceeded towards the unit they were targeting and attacked the occupants gaining what they wanted. On their escape Lions Gate Security were alerted and then went into pursuit …

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Chinese CPF resolve visa matters at OR Tambo

The Chinese CPF received a report from a Chinese national that his family was being detained and investigated by Home Affairs at OR Tambo International Airport. The Chinese CPF found that the detainee’s current visa did not reflect on the system which led to Home Affairs being suspicious. The Chinese …

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Wang Rongbao visits Chinese CPF

The Johannesburg Chinese Community Police Forum has received a visitor from the Guangdong Federation of Returned Overseas office in China on Tuesday. Ms Wang visited the office for the time yesterday and after she took a tour around the building, seeing the pictures and awards given to the Chinese CPF, …

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SA Chinese CPF Chairman receives an award in Australia

The 8th Conference of the World Guangdong Community Federation and the 2nd World Congress of Guangdong Overseas Chinese Youth was held October 5-7th in Sydney, Australia. Over 2000 guests attended the event including representatives from the Australian and Chinese governments, Australian Chinese community, South African Chinese Community and various other …

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Bank of China launch Chinese Golf Club

    On Monday the Bank of China, Johannesburg branch, announced that they will be launching a Chinese Golf Club as of the month of October. The Chinese golf club will have a minimum intake in the first few months. More details will be given about the golf club and …

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Fire burns down CHinese Fashion Store

A Chinese owned Fashion Store was burned down in Witbank, Mpumalanga on September 24, 2015. The fire started in the Fashion Store and later spread to other stores. A total of  four stores burned down and they all belong to the same owner. Fortunately no one was injured in the …

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Chinese business under major threat

A Chinese business owner had his life threatened by his employees after demanding a wage increase. The employees are dissatisfied with their pay at the manufacturing company and decided to protest in the streets of Ekangala, Mpumalanga. The strike lasted for a long time leading because of no settlement or …

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Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd term

Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd year

The Chinese Community Police Forum Mpumalanga branch held their 2nd inauguration ceremony on the September 20  in Middleburg, Emalahleni. Mr Chen Fuzhou was selected as the Chairman of the Mpumalanga Chinese CPF for the second time running. He vowed to continue uniting the community and give his undying support to …

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Two killed while robbing a Chinese owned Supermarket

The Chinese Community Police Forum received a report on six armed robbers at a Supermarket owned by a Chinese national in Mamelodi on September 29. The owner of the supermarket defended himself by opening fire, shot dead two of the robbers. Two of suspects managed to get away whilst the …

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Beijing Photo Week Exhibition

Beijing Photo Exhibition Week was held in Pretoria, as part of the “Year in China in South Africa”. The exhibition was organised by Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange as part of a way to introducing China to South Africa. The purpose of the exhibition was to show case the “rich …

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Education and Culture vital in Chinese Heritage

A celebration in honour of “The 66th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” was held at Emperors Palace on Friday. The event was organised by the South Africa Chinese language of Education Foundation in association with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. The importance …

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Sport tournament held to curb crime

A soccer and netball tournament was held at the Mayfair grounds on Wednesday as part of the SAPS crime prevention campaign amongst teenagers. The crime prevention campaign was organised by the Johannesburg Police Services who came together with the Chinese Community Police Forum who bought trophies and medals for the …

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Embracing the Chinese Culture

Embracing the Chinese Culture

The power of embracing one another’s heritage makes South Africa a stronger nation. Whether you are Nguni, Indian or Chinese, celebrating culture always makes people proud of where they come from and leaves South Africa blossoming as a “Rainbow Nation”. The Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation …

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Celebrate cultural diversity

South Africa, a home filled with fascinating citizens, known for its “Ubuntu spirit” and diversity having 11 official languages. The culture mix consists of the Nguni’s (Zulu, Swati, Ndebele, and Xhosa), Sotho, Tswana, Pedi (Northern Sotho), Venda, Tsonga, English and Afrikaans. Then there are the Chinese, Indians and Europeans. Each …

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Cape Town China Mall Murder Suspect Wanted

Four armed men stormed China Mall complex in Ottery, Cape Town and shot dead a 73 year old business man who was declared on the scene. The victim is from Heilongjiang Province of China. He sells luggage in the China Town. The suspect was shot in the head and “was declared …

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The week of Hunan in Cape Town

In celebration of the Year of China in South Africa, The Hunan week will be held in Cape Town from September 21-25 2015 show casing some of the Province’s most unique attractions that set them apart from the rest of China and the rest of the world. The event will …

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Houjie Furniture Impresses South Africans

The Houjie Furniture Line of Foreign Trade held a presentation in Cyrildene on Wednesday as part of their tour around the world. The presentation showcased their manufacturing hub in the Dongguan City and their different styles of furniture. The guests were very surprised to hear that the entire province is …

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Chinese Community lend a hand in Old Age Home

The Chinese Community visited Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home in support of their event and to raise funds for the old age home. The event was open to the public and also has organisations like; All Africa Association for Peaceful Reunification of China, Bank of China, Tzu Chi Foundation and …

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A great send off to General Counsellor Liang Shugen

The Counsellor General has served the Cape Town Embassy for three years, beginning in June 2012. He leaves with a couple of achievements under his belt like building good communication systems between the Chinese CPF office in the Eastern Cape and the South African Police services in that region. He …

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South African scholars to study in China

China beckons to 53 scholarship recipients, who have landed an opportunity to study in the eastern nation. They were excited about the chance, they said at a pre-departure orientation yesterday at Unisa (University of South Africa) in Pretoria.The Department of Higher Education and Training receives scholarships from various foreign governments …

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First lady high tea combats women’s health and diabetes

Bongi Ngema-Zuma

A high tea fundraising was held in Pretoria on Saturday by the Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation in order to raise funds towards fighting diabetes. Health was at the spotlight of the high tea, with Dr Gwen Ramakgopa giving health tips for women. Founder of the event Dr Bongi Ngema-Zuma comes from …

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SAPS and Chinese CPF take a stand on crime

In the fight against crime, woman abuse and recent increase in police killings the South African Police Services from Bedfordview, Cleveland and a few from Germistion marched from Eastgate Shopping Mall to the Bedfordview police station on Friday 21 August. The Chinese CPF supported the march and occasionally tried joining …

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The 6th inauguration of Chinese CPF

The event was celebrated in style at the restaurant in down town Cyrildene. The event was graced with the presence of Chinese CPF members, Consular Generals from the Johannesburg district including Consular-General Mia and colonels from the SAPS office including Colonel Steers and Mkhwanazi.  Alison Claire Roberts from the Cleveland …

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Xu Weizhong visits The Chinese CPF

The Chinese Community Police Forum was graced by the presence of Xu Weizhong, Director and Research professor from the Institute of African Studies on Thursday. Mr Weizhong was accompanied by his colleagues from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR).They were coming to study and identify the cultural changes …

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Chinese Education in South Africa

Consul-General Dr Sun Dali, Consul-General Jiao and Consul-General Mai visited the South African Chinese Education Foundation at the Great Wall Palace on Thursday in discussion of Chinese schooling in South Africa. The seating dedicated at highlighting issues surrounding Chinese education in South Africa saw the presence of many senior members …

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A day well spent

Employees of China-Africa Development Fund and Hisense Group visited children’s village in Johannesburg the day before Nelson Mandela International Day.  

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Retirement village get a surprise visit from the Chinese CPF

In honouring the late Nelson Mandela, the South African Chinese CPF donated their 67 Minutes to the The Dewetshoff Retirement Village, showering the pensioners with food parcels for each and every one of them. According to the Chinese CPF chairperson Mr NG (吴少康), the organisation and community of Cyrildene were …

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Dash cam highway robbers arrested

A group of seven men who were caught on camera robbing three people in a car on the M2 on-ramp in Crown Mines, have been arrested, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. The men were arrested in Midrand, Alexandra and Ga-Rankuwa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego …

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Unity in the Chinese community

The South African Chinese CPF received a visit on Thursday 24 July 2015 from members of the Consulate General of the PRC in their new offices on Marcia Street, Johannesburg commending them on with the work they do. Consular Generals from the Johannesburg office; Dr Sun Dali, Mai X, Jian …

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Chinese CPF 6th Inauguration Planning

The Chinese CPF met on 24 July 2015 to arrange the 6th inauguration of its council members. The inauguration will be hosted on the 08 August 2015 at 30 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene. The local government officer, police station commander, Chinese embassy representatives, Chinese Consul General and members of the Chinese …

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67 Minutes for the Elderly

The South African Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association (SAFOCH) along with the Free State South African Police Service (SAPS) celebrated their 67 minutes International Mandela Day by donating food parcels and blankets to the elderly of the Thaba Nchu region.               The event …

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Documentary series on South Africans living in China out now

“South Africans in China”, a 12-part documentary, was released in Beijing on Wednesday, to celebrate 2015 the Year of China in South Africa and to enhance friendship and understanding between the two peoples. The documentary focuses on the life of 12 South Africans living in China, who are; hotel founders, …

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Christmas in July for Tarlton Intermdiate School

By Vincent Dai, 26 June 2015 Christmas in July took place at the Tarlton Thusong service centre where the Southern Africa Chinese Industry and Commerce Federation donated the amount of R120 000,00 of goods to 521 pupils from the Tarlton Intermediate School.  The station commander LT Col Molefi welcomed the entire guest for …

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A farewell to Mr Zou Boaliang

22 June 2015 Johannesburg- The people of China Council JHB bid farewell to one of their staff members Mr Zou Baoliang(左宝良领事). Mr Baoliang was the general Councillor safety officer within the Johannesburg Department. He has been working for the People of China Council JHB, for 6 years as the safety …

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A warm winter for Lovry Park community

One of Johannesburg city council Michael Sun attended a charity drive in Lovry Park on 6 may 2015 along with the Fort Sun lawyers, members of the Chinese community, South African and China Yiwu International Commodities Wu Bin, and the president of the Chamber of Commerce.    A donation event …

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Johannesburg Workers Museum Opening

On the 6th June, 2015, was the opening of the Workers Museum in Johannesburg, where the opening exhibition was “Integration and staggered” art exhibition. Among the 300 attendees of  the event were; Zheng the Cultural Councilor of the Chinese Embassy, General Council Sun Dali of the China in Johannesburg Consulate, …

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Chinese embassy in South Africa safeguards nationals

The Chinese embassy in South Africa has been working closely with local police to ensure the safety of its citizens in the country. “The Chinese embassy in South Africa has attached great importance to protecting the life and property of Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese. We immediately made representations to …

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Fujian gentleman killed in a robbery in Bethel, Mpumalanga

A Chinese gentleman, Chen Yanqing (35) was shot and killed during a robbery in Bethel, Mpumalanga province. Another gentleman a Chinese gangster was also wounded and is currently being treated in hospital in Johannesburg which is 150km away. Yanqing Chen was found in his clothing in the 5th June, 2015 …

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CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE PERFORMANCE TOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA

A Chinese Cultural performance dubbed the Confucius Institute Performance Tour was staged Friday in St. Andrew’s College, South Africa. By showcasing the Chinese Dancing, Martial Arts and Singing, the performance which upholds the theme of China Africa connection gained a burst of applause in spreading Chinese culture and stepping up …

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Failed Hijacking (fake Police) in Pretoria, South Africa

Five men posting as Police officers attempted to hijack a Chinese couple outside a Nursery school. There was shots fired but nobody was hurt. Some of the parents stepped in the help the lady as they thought she was being assaulted by police officers. To their surprise they almost ended …

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New study probes Chinese community in SA

A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. “Despite having arrived as mineworkers in …

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The Chinese Embassy celebrates Intl Children’s Day

On May 31, the Chinese Embassy held “Celebrating International Children’s Day-Children Fun Games” in the Embassy. Over 80 children and parents from the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate General in Johannesburg participated in the games. All of the kids enjoyed a wonderful and joyful day.

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