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Nkoana-Mashabane conclude a successful working visit to China

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to China. “The purpose of the visit was to meet with my counterpart, Minister WANG Yi and Vice Minister of Finance SHI Yaobin to discuss the South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and progress we are making bilaterally,” …

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China, South Sudan strengthen cooperation in health sector

China and South Sudan have agreed to boost cooperation in the health sector by enhancing knowledge sharing, capacity building, and hospital to hospital collaboration. The deal which was sealed in Juba on Friday will also allow Chinese health specialists to set up experimental operations and management units in the East …

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Africa’s leading conservationists hail China’s ivory ban

The Chinese government’s decision to terminate ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017 marked a critical milestone in the journey toward eliminating poaching and other threats to Africa’s elephant species, a conservationist group said on Wednesday. Kaddu Sebunya, president of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hailed China for taking …

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China-built Jubek school inaugurated in South Sudan

Authorities in South Sudan’s central state of Jubek have inaugurated Jubek Model Secondary School built with support from the Chinese government. The new school located in the suburb of Gudele, west of the South Sudanese capital of Juba, is built using a grant of 8 million U.S. dollars provided by …

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Africa lauds China’s move to close ivory market trade

A coalition move of 15 African countries on Friday welcomed China’s commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing’s goodwill in protecting Africa’s elephants. The countries that are members of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) said in a joint statement issued …

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Ethiopian Airlines to add direct flight to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines recently announced expansion of its network to Chengdu, the capital city of southwestern Sichuan province, marking the fifth Chinese city in the airline’s expanding map. The new flight is due to start on June 5 and will fly between Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and Chengdu. It will be …

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Chinese drummer spreads African rhythm at home

When Zhao Yu plays the djembe, his pleasure is infectious each stroke on the goat skin-covered drum indicates his love for the instrument and the West African Malinke culture it originates from. Zhao discovered the djembe when he was 25 and one of his colleagues gifted him a toy djembe …

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Kenyan officials, conservationists laud China’s ivory ban

China’s latest ban on processing and sale of ivory products marked a historic milestone in efforts to save African elephants from poaching, Kenyan wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Richard Leakey, chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), hailed the Chinese government’s decision, saying it will revitalize global action on illegal …

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China Willing to Strengthen Security Cooperation With Algeria

China seeks to strengthen its security cooperation with Algeria, said Sunday in Algiers, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai. “China seeks to strengthen cooperation with Algeria in the security field,” the Chinese official told the press following the audience granted to him by Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine …

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Stumbling Blocks for FDI Flow Mentioned at CNIE workshop

A workshop heard on Tuesday that Chinese investors are committed to invest in Africa but are held back by lack of proper information on the continent’s business environment. The Secretary General of Chinese Follow-up Committee for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Amb Lin Songtian said African think tanks and media …

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Gabon’s infrastructure plans get major boost with loans from China

China agreed on Wednesday to provide preferential loans to Gabon to support the African country’s infrastructure projects. President Xi Jinping and Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba oversaw the Beijing signing ceremony of four bilateral cooperative documents, two of them including preferential loans. China would provide preferential loans for a perimeter …

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China, Sierra Leone sign major cooperative agreements

China and Sierra Leone signed six cooperative documents on Thursday to enhance cooperation in areas including health, finance and diplomacy. President Xi Jinping and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest BaiKoroma witnessed the signing of the agreements in Beijing. Xi said that when the deadly Ebola epidemic was rampant in West …

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China, Sierra Leone upgrades bilateral relationship

China will help Sierra Leone improve its industrialization and public health system, President Xi Jinping said Thursday. Xi and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma witnessed the signing of cooperation documents after their talks in Beijing, which covered areas including diplomacy, economy, infrastructure development and health. The two heads of …

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Chinese, African companies signed $17B business deals

Companies from China and Africa on Thursday in Beijing signed more than 40 business deals totaling about 17 billion dollars. More than 400 participants from government agencies, financial institutions, business associations and enterprises attended the Seminar on China-Africa Business Cooperation on Thursday. The deals, involving government departments, financial institutions and …

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Tazara Stakeholders Set to Meet in Beijing

Government officials from Tanzania, Zambia and China will meet in Beijing next week to discuss plans to revamp the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) railway line, which runs from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia. This is the second meeting after one held in Dar es Salaam mid …

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China-Africa Children Summer Camp opens in Beijing

China-Africa Children Summer Camp opens in Beijing China’s first lady Peng Liyuan called for more social support for children affected by HIV/AIDS at the launch of the Love in the Sunshine China-Africa Children Summer Camp on Friday. Fifty-seven children from China, South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe arrived in Beijing on …

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CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS GROWING STRONG

The debate around China-Africa cooperation is not new, it has been widely debated. There are many views on the topic. China and Africa share a long-standing common historical background. Both continents were colonized by the western powers.   Today they share common developmental goals in the following areas: Education, industrialization …

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LARGEST SUBWAY TRAIN UNVEILED IN BEIJING

Media personnel’s and some VIP guests were treated to the exclusive unveiling of the largest subway train to date. Referred to as the Beijing Subway Line 16, the train is anticipated to carry approximately 80, 000 passengers per day. The Subway Line 16 will go through its first test by …

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Zambia to present projects proposals to China

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ZAMBIA will soon send a delegation to Beijing to present projects for possible funding under the US$60 billion which China committed to Africa’s development, Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba has said. China pledged the support at the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg, South Africa last December. …

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Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma talks Africa with Wang Yi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with chair of the African Union (AU) Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Beijing on Tuesday. “China attaches great importance to China-Africa ties,” Wang said, adding China-AU cooperation has strongly boosted the relations between China and Africa and promoted the unity and cooperation among developing …

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Beijing flies non-stop to South Africa

Air China announced at its 23 October press conference in Beijing that it will commence the Beijing-Johannesburg direct service on 29 October 2015. In attendance were Ms Rosemary Mashaba, Minister Plenipotentiary at the South African Embassy in China; Mr Wang Mingyuan, Vice President of Air China, Mr Mai Bo, Country …

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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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Chinese military poised for V-Day parade

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Chinese soldiers have been sweating for three months over the parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 3. About 12,000 members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and veterans of both the Communist Party of China (CPC) …

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Chinese President Xi to attend BRICS, SCO summit next week

BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 7th BRICS summit and 15th SCO summit to be held in Ufa of Russia next week. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday that Xi will attend the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit on July 8-9 and …

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