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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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SA Parliament’s members Consider Friendship Group Idea with Chinese Counterparts

Members of Parliament in the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, and their Chinese counterparts are looking to foster relations by establishing a China-SA friendship group. National People’s Congress of China Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Ms Zhao Baige, visited the South African national parliament recently and said …

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CHINA PROPOSES BRICS TO BE A FREE TRADE AREA

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Sunday a free trade area would be “a significant form of cooperation” between BRICS nations. By setting up a free trade area, BRICS countries would be able to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, give play to their comparative advantages, and advance trade and investment …

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South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Meets with Governor of Guangdong Province Zhu Xiaodan

On August 26th, Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa met with Governor of China Guangdong Province Zhu Xiaodan. Ambassador Tian Xuejun and Deputy Director General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Anil Sooklal attended the meeting. Deputy President Ramaphosa welcomed the delegation to SA on behalf of …

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G20 ends with consensus on inclusive growth

The G20 Leaders’ Summit, which was held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, was held under the theme, ‘Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy’. It focused on new strategies and innovations to boost the global economy. Under this theme, the G20 leaders discussed specific priority areas such …

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China, South Africa to further strengthen ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on Saturday, with the two leaders vowing to strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on multilateral affairs. Zuma is here to attend the Group of 20 summit on Sunday and Monday. Xi said China always regards its relations with South …

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North West Premier explores opportunities in China

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has on Sunday jetted off to China to explore further investment opportunities and confirm the provincial government’s commitment to various proposed deals. Among the issues to be discussed during the Premier’s engagement with potential investors from Beijing and Shanghai, include the establishment of a bus …

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South Africa’s best universities vs BRICS countries

The 2016 edition of the QS University Rankings: BRICS, features a dedicated ranking of the top 250 universities in the five countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These five nations exert significant regional influence, and cumulatively account for 42% of the world’s population. The rankings draw on …

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China, South Africa condemn South Sudan fighting

BRICS members China and South Africa have expressed grave concerns over the renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, amid rising fears that the country is returning to civil war. “These shooting incidences threaten to draw back the promising gains made through the compromised Peace Agreement and the recently formed …

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BRICS bank opens for business in SHanghai

SHANGHAI: The New Development Bank (NDB) floated by the BRICS nations, including India, to step up infrastructure funding in the emerging economies formally started its operations at its headquarters here today.Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and the bank’s President K V Kamath attended the opening ceremony …

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President Zuma to attend BRICS Summit

03-7-2015 Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the Seventh BRICS Summit to be held in Ufa, Russia next week. The Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations will be hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin from 8 to 9 July 2015, under …

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Chinese president arrives in Russia for BRICS, SCO summits

UFA, Russia, July 8 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the southwestern Russian city of Ufa on Wednesday to attend the annual summits of BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Ufa, capital of Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan, will host both the 7th leaders’ meeting of BRICS (Brazil, …

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China-South Africa Ties “at Best Time”: Xi

The ties between China and South Africa are at the best time in history, with strong development momentum, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma during their meeting in Ufa, Russia on Thursday. The two leaders met ahead of the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization summits …

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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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China’s top legislature ratifies BRICS bank agreement

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) — The top legislature ratified an agreement on the founding of BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), which will fund infrastructure projects in the bloc and other developing economies, on Wednesday. The approval was given at the bimonthly-session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, which runs …

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SA, China happy with BRICS bank progress

South African and Chinese governments

Johannesburg – The South African and Chinese governments on Tuesday afternoon expressed their satisfaction that the establishment of the development bank of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) bloc was at an advanced stage. The bank was established to fund infrastructure development projects in which the member states …

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