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RWANDAN COMMUNITY PLAYS HOST TO CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS

The Confucius Institute in Rwanda on Friday brought Chinese martial arts Wushu to residents of one community in the capital city Kigali. Confucius Institute at the University of Rwanda-College of Education (CIUR-CE) together with Rwandan Wushu clubs performed martial arts in the community of Nyamirambo Sector in the capital city, …

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CHINA, RWANDA PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN AID WORKERS

The Chinese embassy in Rwanda, Chinese community and representatives of the Rwanda government on Saturday paid tribute to 10 fallen Chinese aid workers. Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Rao Hongwei, Director of Asia and Australasia unit at the Rwandan foreign ministry Theophile Rurangwa and Mayor of Rulindo District Emmanuel Kayiranga attended …

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Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals

Mozambique’s Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country’s central and northern regions next year. The skin is sterilized and needles are inserted, frequently with a plastic guide tube. Needles may be manipulated in various ways, including …

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More African students seek quality education in China

The increasing number of African students seeking to further their education in China was a clear sign of the quality of education provided in China, a diplomat has said. Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming said China was grateful over the appreciation of the country’s education system by African countries …

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President Zuma returns from 9th BRICS Summit

President Jacob Zuma is back in the country after his successful working visit to Xiamen, China, where he attended the ninth BRICS Summit. President Zuma, who arrived in the country this morning, had joined other BRICS leaders for the summit, which was held under the theme ‘BRICS: Stronger Partnership for …

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SA President Jacob Zuma Arrives In China

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Xiamen City in China to attend the 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) summit to be hosted by China from September 3 to 5, the presidency said on Saturday. The 9th Brics summit would be held under the theme “Brics: Stronger partnership …

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Absa, China Bank To Boost SMEs Funding

THE small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia are expected to benefit from a five-year US$100 million special facility agreement signed by Absa Bank Limited and the China Development Bank (CDB). Absa Bank Limited, which is a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL), is committed to providing support to …

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Morocco Sees Promising Surge Of Chinese Tourists

After a slight growth last year amid security challenges, Morocco’s key tourism sector sees a promising surge of tourists from around the globe. In 2016, visitor arrivals barely raised by 1.5 percent from 2015 to stood at 10.3 million tourists, falling far short of the expected increase to reach an …

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China pledges wide-ranging support to The Gambia

China will offer its new African ally Gambia support in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other areas, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his visiting Gambian counterpart, after the nation ditched ties with self-ruled Taiwan. Gambia ended formal relations with Taiwan, claimed by China as a wayward province with no right …

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China promises support to new African ally Gambia

China will offer its new African ally Gambia support in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other areas, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his visiting Gambian counterpart, after the nation ditched ties with self-ruled Taiwan. Gambia ended formal relations with Taiwan, claimed by China as a wayward province with no right …

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SA, China to Participate in Trade Talks

South Africa and China will over the next few days participate in two BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] trade Ministers’ meetings. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who arrived in China on Friday, is due to attend the Industry Ministers two-day meeting which gets underway in Hangzhou, …

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Angola thanks China for economic development

  LUANDA, Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente said his country thanks China for its support of Angola’s rebuilding and economic development. Vicente made the remarks while meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, in Luanda on Thursday. The vice president said the two countries enjoy …

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CHINA CONFIRMS THE CANCELLATION OF ZIMBABWE’S DEBTS

CHINA has cancelled a number of Zimbabwe’s debts, with Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and China’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming signing a protocol to seal the cancellation. The debt cancellation was first announced in 2015 when China’s President Xi Jinping visited Zimbabwe and met President Mugabe. The deal …

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South Africa And Long Term Partner China Expand Trade

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government would like to see more South African companies expand into China. He said over 60 South African companies have travelled to China last year to engage with the country and collaborate on joint opportunities. “South African companies are focussing their efforts on emerging economies …

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Ethiopia-China on Dynamic Economic Relations: Mekonen

Ethiopia and China started economic relations about 100 B.C when the Han dynasty of China and the Axumite empire of Ethiopia had trade exchanges. The two countries had made official relationship when they opened embassies in their respective capitals beginning from 1972. This relationship has reached a greater level over …

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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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Chinese Envoy Dr Lu Youqing – How to Hit 7 percent on FDI

Tanzania needs to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) to realise its goal of attaining seven percent economic growth, according to the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing. Dr Lu told a news conference on Wednesday that Tanzania’s investment needs in 2016/17 amounted to $13.422 billion, while corresponding domestic …

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China interested in investing in Malanje Province, Angola

China plans to invest in the agricultural and livestock sectors, aquaculture and tourism of Angola’s Malanje province under bilateral cooperation agreements signed by Angola and China, the Chinese ambassador to Angola said in the provincial capital on Wednesday. Cui Aimin, quoted by Angolan news agency Angop, said that the province …

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Why African Nations Welcome China: Prof Michiko Kitaba

Michiko Kitaba, a professor at Kansai University wrote an analysis and concludes that at a time when China’s growth is responsible for much of the world’s economic dynamism, Western media outlets have taken to publishing reports urging caution in the face of the country’s expanding influence. These reports have criticised …

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Chinese Government Gives Uganda 200 Rice Containers

The Chinese government has donated more than 200 containers of rice to the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees in a bid to help alleviate the looming hunger in the country. The revelation was made by the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees and Member of Parliament for Lamwo County …

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Chinese Mega Investors Set for Tanzania’s special economic zone

Tanzania expects nearly 1,000 Chinese extra-large investors promising to invest in a special economic zone including textile, manufacturing, fishing, mining and agriculture across the board following mutual bilateral relations between the two countries. “Massive investments will come from large scale Chinese investors eyeing to invest in those sectors to boost …

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Namibia seeks further cooperation with China, UN in food security

Namibia is seeking to continue its cooperation with China and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in promoting food security. FAO country representative Babagana Ahamadu told Xinhua that given the success of the first phase of the tripartite South-South Cooperation (SSC) agreement, Namibia, through the Agricultural ministry and the …

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African travel companies more excited with Chinese visitors?

Africa is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among adventure-seeking Chinese tourists. The numbers of visitors who went to Africa in 2016 was up sharply due to looser visa restrictions and new direct flights between China and Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa among other popular destinations. Chinese arrivals in South …

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Ambassador Yang Youming’s Article “China: Promoting Common Development” Published by Zambian Mainstream Media

Recently, an article titled “China: Promoting Common Development with Other Countries” introducing President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos by Yang Youming, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, was published on Zambia Daily Mail, a local mainstream …

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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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African Confucius Institute students perform at CRBC event

China Roads and Bridge Corporation employees working on the Standard Gauge Railway project in Kenya were treated to performances by Confucius Institute students for the Lantern Festival. During the event, students and teachers from the Confucius Institute of the University of Nairobi performed a variety of Chinese songs and dances, …

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China hails Mozambique’s leaders’ dialogues towards peace

Chinese Ambassador to Mozambique Su Jian on Wednesday applauded the dialogues between Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the main opposition Renamo. Su said the Chinese government is following with satisfaction the dialogues towards a lasting peace agreement. The ambassador added that China is ready to support …

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Ethiopian parliament approves infrastructure loan agreement with Chinese bank

Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 250-million-U.S.-dollar loan agreement made with China’s Export-Import (Exim) Bank to finance major infrastructure construction in the country. The loan agreement, already approved by the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives, the lower house, would finance supply and construction of 400-kv power transmission projects of Genale …

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Zimbabwe government seeks Chinese funding to develop ICT infrastructure

The Zimbabwean government has requested funding from the Chinese government to develop information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in remote parts of the country. Information Communication and Technology and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said this after meeting Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe Huang Ping on Thursday. State-run news agency New Ziana …

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Tanzania-Zambia railway project shows benefit of Chinese aid

The 1,860.5 kilometer-long Tazara railway spanning from Tanzania’s commercial center Dar es Salaam to Zambia’s Central Province represents one of China’s largest foreign aid projects. A tripartite agreement was signed in September 1967 to build the railroad and construction began in 1970. The railway opened in 1975 and in July …

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Ambassador Qiu Meet Namibian Chamber of Environment

On January 4, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Qiu Xuejun met with the representatives of Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) led by its CEO, Dr. Chris Brown and exchanged ideas on environment and wildlife protection. Ambassador Qiu said the Chinese government holds a long-standing and clear-cut position on the protection of …

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Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown

African exports to China fell by almost 40% in 2015, China’s customs office says. China is Africa’s biggest single trading partner and its demand for African commodities has fuelled the continent’s recent economic growth. The decline in exports reflects the recent slowdown in China’s economy. This has, in turn, put …

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Chinese-funded Silkroad Int’l Bank opens in Djibouti

The Silkroad International Bank (SIB) opened service in Djibouti on Wednesday in a drive to promote the financial sector development in Djibouti and in the entire Africa. The Silkroad International Bank is the first Chinese-funded enterprise to obtain banking license on the African continent. It is also the first joint …

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Chinese Media Make Inroads Into African Continent

For years, China has been pumping billions of dollars across the African continent to build large-scale infrastructure projects and grant cheap loans in exchange for access to the continent’s natural resources and growing markets. And lately, along with its economic and political engagements, Beijing has also been making significant strides …

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Tanzania Joins China-Led Big Economic Strategy – Hassan

Tanzania has been selected among seven countries to join China One Belt, One Road strategy. The move is in line with the fifth phase government’s initiatives to link the country with big business strategies in Asia, Europe and Africa. Other countries that have been selected along with Tanzania include Malaysia, …

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Cassava Pact With Chinese Firm ‘A Big Boost’ for Tanzania

THE government has described a-one billion US dollar partnership agreement on commercialisation of cassava farming and processing with Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China as a big boost towards industrialisation. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr Adelhelm Meru said …

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Boost for Tanzania Cassava As Chinese Firm to Invest $1 Billion

Tanzania has signed a $1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialise cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets. Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China said they created an out-grower …

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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 Can Do, Tanzania Also Can Do: Dr Lu Youguing

The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youguing, addresses the Tanzanian delegation of district commissioners after they returned home from a study tour in China recently. In the process of realizing economic development, livelihood improvement and social stability in Tanzania, the cadre team is very important. Chairman Mao Zedong, the …

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China Pushes Agenda of Peaceful Co-Existence Model

China believes that both non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and people are a crucial force for maintaining regional peace and development. The China-Africa People-to- People exchange is a strong complement to state relations and a great force to support the friendship between countries. The China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) is …

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About 200 Tanzania’s Factories On Dar-China Plan

At least 200 factories are planned for launching in the country within the next three years with China’s support, a move that will boost Tanzania’s drive to become an industrial nation. The Head of Communications in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mindi Kasiga, told reporters in …

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China’s Africa Policy Addresses Poverty

China’s policy towards Africa has the potential to lift the continent out of poverty if all its contents are implemented accordingly. In the last nine years, the Asian economic giant released two position papers on its policy on Africa, which act as guidelines to its dealings with the continent. The …

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Pharmaceutical industries see opportunity in Africa

While Chinese companies have made massive investments in various industries in the African market – such as construction, telecommunications and electrical power – there is minimal investment in lucrative pharmaceuticals. But the prospect of Chinese companies making inroads in the market are high. TR Medical Instruments Co and Wego are recent …

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Tanzania commends China for banning ivory trade

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Saturday commended China for banning ivory trade and urged other countries across the world to follow suit. “The banning of ivory trade in other countries like what China has done will lead to ending poaching in Tanzania,” said Mkapa who ruled Tanzania between 1995 …

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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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Chinese company is taking power connection to Kenya

Three months after the opening of Kenya’s first transformer manufacturing plant, Dylan Yu, managing director of Yocean Group Limited, has an even more ambitious plan – to diversify products to better serve the country’s power industry. Yocean has already come to an agreement with its manufacturing partners in China’s Jiangsu …

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Chinese construction company to build tallest building in Djibouti

Chinese construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Thursday laid foundation stone to build its Djibouti headquarter. The new 23-storey twin-towers, worth 70 million USD, will be the tallest structure in the horn of African country once completed. Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Fu …

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Nigeria to adhere to “One-China” policy: spokesperson

Nigeria recognizes and will adhere to the “One-China” policy, as President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson said Thursday. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said nothing has happened so far to change that …

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Relief food donated by China distributed in Namibia

The first batch of China Aid Food was distributed at Dordabis farm in Khomas Region, central Namibia on Wednesday. Namibia has been suffering from the drought in recent years, with the farming output decreasing and the people’s lives affected, with which the Chinese people empathize, said Chinese Ambassador to Namibia …

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Namibian association welcomes China’s ivory ban move

The Namibian Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA), along with other conservationists have welcomed the bold move by Chinese authorities, to gradually stop the processing and sales of ivory for commercial purposes by the end of 2017. The Executive Committee of NAPHA on Tuesday said that, if, indeed executed, the closing down …

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Zambia reaffirms its commitment to one-China policy

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reaffirmed its country’s commitment to the one-China policy, saying Zambia will maintain strategic communication with China on such major global and regional issues as the reform of the U.N. Security Council. Lungu made the statement during a meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi …

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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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Survey shows positive outlook toward China’s investments

Findings from Afrobarometer’s survey of 54,000 participants in 36 African countries released recently shows that the majority viewed China’s economic and political activities as a welcome contribution. The survey focuses on the development of both the economic and political activities that showed a positive attitude toward China’s investments in infrastructure …

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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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Kenya Airways inks deal to improve connectivity in Asia

Kenya Airways said Thursday it had signed a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines to help improve connectivity and access in Asia. The agreement on the Bangkok-Hong Kong route will see Hong Kong Airlines load Kenya Airways flight code on the Asian carriers’ seven daily flights. “This will allow Kenya …

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Sudan, China keen on sound mining cooperation

Sudan government on Wednesday vowed to provide the appropriate climate for the Chinese investments in Sudan in field of minerals together with the necessary protection for the Chinese miners. “We promise to provide the appropriate climate for the Chinese investments in Sudan in the mining field together with the protection …

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China continue to make Africa’s journey a smooth ride

A number of Chinese projects continue to spiral in various parts of Africa, however railway infrastructure help to boost major development as part of Sino-African cooperation. There has been a number of major Chinese-built or funded projects from South, East to North and West African countries including in the sub-Saharan …

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Chinese foreign minister to visit five African countries

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will follow a two-decade-long diplomatic tradition to make Africa his first overseas destination in 2017, a spokesperson said Tuesday. Wang will pay an official visit to Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Nigeria from Jan. 7 to 12, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced …

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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 Ivory Trade Ban gets Prince William praises

Prince William on Monday praised China’s decision to ban all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. The Duke of Cambridge said the move could save elephants from extinction. China, which has the biggest ivory market in the world, made the announcement following a resolution at the …

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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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Zimbabwe-China Trade to Reach $1bn Mark

Trade volumes between Zimbabwe and China are set to go beyond the $1 billion mark by year-end. China imports tobacco, cotton and various minerals from Zimbabwe while local businesses have turned to the East Asian economic giant for electronic, clothing and other finished products. Speaking on the sidelines of a …

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Angola and China Want to Strengthen Cultural Cooperation

The strengthening of cooperation and cultural exchange between Angola and China was analysed on Tuesday in Luanda during an audience granted by the Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, to the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin. The Chinese diplomat, who was impressed by the Angolan culture, said that the cooperation …

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China, South Africa to match mine wits possibly exceed Australia’s position

South Africa and China will look to match – or possibly exceed – Australia’s leading position in underground mine communications and geospatial informatics through the extended mining research partnership between the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT). Wits and CUMT earlier this month …

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Ethiopia hails Sino-Ethiopian cooperation in various areas

Ethiopia and China have been cooperating in various development areas, benefiting the people of both countries, and such cooperation would be a model for bilateral relations between countries, Ethiopian finance minister said on Thursday. Abraham Tekeste, Ethiopian Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, made the remarks during a handing over …

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China hands over hydropower rehabilitation project to Ethiopia

China on Thursday handed over a hydropower plant rehabilitation project to Ethiopia. With an installed generating capacity of 6.6MW, the Aba-Samuel Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project was carried out in two years by PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation, for which the Chinese government provided a grant amounting to 95 million yuan (around …

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Wang Yong: Chinese fund invests 4 billion USD in Africa

The China Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund), an equity investment fund managed by China Development Bank, had invested 4 billion U.S. dollars in Africa as of the end of November, authorities said Wednesday. Since its establishment in 2007, the fund has invested in 88 projects in 37 African countries. The …

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Uganda Hails China’s Skilling of government Officials

China’s training programs of skilling African government officials are critical in improving service delivery that will fast track development on the continent, a senior government official has said. Geoffrey Turyamhika, assistant Commissioner at Uganda’s ministry of finance, told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday that over time there has been …

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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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Africa needs China to supplement its economic ambitions

It’s over two decades now since China has pronounced its immense support to help Africa to enhance its economic ambitions and help grow the continent’s GDP to match other continents in the world. Since then we’ve seen China keeping up to its promise with the ever support given to various countries in …

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China helping rural Kenyans access adequate healthcare

Four modular container clinics donated by the Chinese government will be used to provide healthcare in remote parts of Kenya. The donation made possible by the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is valued at 2.75 million yuan ($400, 000) to the Kenyan government. At …

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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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Xi offers congratulations to Gambian president-elect

Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended congratulations to Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow. In a congratulatory message sent on Friday, Xi said that China and Gambia have been fully carrying out friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas since the two countries resumed their diplomatic relations in March. Facts have …

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Fan Changlong: China willing to strengthen ties with Djibouti

China is willing to strengthen security cooperation and enhance dialogue and coordination on major international and regional issues with Djibouti, a senior Chinese military official said. Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when meeting with Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, Chief of General Staff of the Djibouti …

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Chinese high-ranking official meets with Tunisian president

Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), met with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Tuesday during a visit to Tunisia accompanied by a Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation. China supports the Tunisian people to independently choose their development path, wishes to deepen bilateral …

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UNAIDS participates in China-Africa Children Summer Camp

Chinese version of award-winning book is launched at the Opening Ceremony. The China-Africa Children Summer Camp opened on December 5 under the theme of “Love in the Sunshine”, bringing together 60 young people living with or affected by HIV from China, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Held on the grounds …

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Chinese doctors launch cataract surgery operation in Burundi

About 200 Burundian cataract patients are to be operated upon by Chinese doctors in a two-week campaign dubbed “Walking towards Light”, the Burundian health minister said Friday at the launch of the campaign. “Chinese doctors have deployed here to provide free operations to those patients,” said Burundian Health and AIDS …

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China deploys female peacekeepers in South Sudan

China will send an infantry battalion of 700 peacekeepers in South Sudan, including a 13-soldier female squad, the army unit dispatching them said Friday. It is the third batch of Chinese peacekeepers sent to South Sudan. From Sunday, they will take United Nations charter flights to the mission area, replacing …

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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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China, Egypt pledge to conjoin developing strategies

China is willing to boost cooperation and step up comprehensive strategic partnership with Egypt, a senior Chinese official said here on Thursday. Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. “China supports Egypt’s efforts to …

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Sudan, China agree to elevate ties to strategic level

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) agreed on Wednesday to elevate bilateral relations to a “strategic level.” The parties reached the consensus at the fourth round of high-level talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the talks co-chaired by NCP Deputy Chairman Ibrahim Mahmoud …

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Uganda hails China’s skilling of government officials

China’s training programs of skilling African government officials are critical in improving service delivery that will fast track development on the continent, a senior government official has said. Geoffrey Turyamhika, assistant Commissioner at Uganda’s ministry of finance, told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday that over time there has been …

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BitPesa automates payments between Africa and China

Pan-African digital payments startup BitPesa has expanded its payment automation services in order to deliver faster, more cost-effective transactions between Africa and China. China-Africa trade increased to more than US$170 billion in 2013, according to the World Bank, but the cost of sending payments from Africa to China remains high, …

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Ghanaian president commissions China-funded modern market

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama commissioned on Tuesday a China EXIM Bank-financed modern market project for traders in ancient capital Cape Coast, 150 km west of the capital. The new Kotokuraba project, which took about four years to complete, has several facilities including a 200-capacity car park, surface and overhead …

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Chinese firm provides scholarship for Ethiopian university students

A Chinese heavy machinery manufacturing firm, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG), has launched a three-year scholarship initiative to financially benefit outstanding Ethiopian university students. The sponsorship, launched on Tuesday, is part of XCMG’s global initiative to realize its motto, “XCMG, Making a Better World,” in which six countries had been …

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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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Reporters on trip to discover China-Africa cooperation fruits

A joint reporting activity that involves major media outlets of China and Africa has been launched. Reporters will visit Chinese-funded enterpriese and research institutes in Tanzania and Kenya to find out how much progress has been made in China-Africa cooperation. Sun Zhijun, with the publicity department of the Communist Party …

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News Journalists visit Chinese enterprises in East Africa

More than 40 journalists from China and Africa are visiting Chinese companies in Tanzania and Kenya. The tour, dubbed as ‘Chinese Enterprises in Africa’, kicks off in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. Wang Tongxuan has more. The interview event includes more than 40 reporters from China and Africa. China’s …

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China donates $1.2m to African Union mission in Somalia

The Chinese government has donated $1.2m towards peace efforts in Somalia. The donation will be going to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Smail Chergui, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, used his official twitter handle to make the announcement on Monday. Ambassador Kuang Weilin signed for …

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China donates to disaster fund of drought-hit Namibia

The Chinese Embassy in Namibia on Tuesday donated 44,000 U.S. dollars (610,000 Namibian dollars) to the Namibia National Disaster Emergency fund. At an event in the capital Windhoek, Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah received the donation from the Chinese Charge d’Affaires Wu Wei. Nandi-Ndaitwah said the donation by China …

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BUY RIGHT @ ELECTRONIC WHOLESALE

Electronic Wholesale Shop in China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre is making shopping fun with their exciting range of products. The shop which is located on the ground floor of the mall is one of the busiest ever with pioneering products. The shop has been operating at the mall …

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YOU SHOULD TRY ALL NUNU CRAFTS

  Try All Nunu Craftsmen is taking the African tradition craft business to greater heights with their latest designs of art. Try All Nunu Craftsmen design and manufacture light for both outdoor and in-house decorations as well as cutleries. The crafters use animal skins, horns and bones to create their …

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China and Ethiopia boost military ties – Fan Changlong

Military relations between China and Ethiopia have deepened with frequent high-level visits and cooperation in training, medicine, roles in United Nations peacekeeping missions and other fields, said Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. Fan paid an official visit to Ethiopia from Nov 21-23 and held talks with Ethiopian …

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METRO SYSTEM SA RELEASES UNIQUE SOUND

Metro Systems South Africa has top of the range Eminence Sound Speakers to sooth your car and household sound and they are internationally made. The American manufactured Eminence Speakers are rocking the sound waves at the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre. The shop is the only supplier of …

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China Africa Resources to raise £1m and become cash shell

China Africa Resources has proposed returning its sole investment to shareholders via a special dividend as new investors plan to transform the business into a cash shell focused on ‘energy metal and minerals’ with a discounted £1m fundraising. The AIM-listed company said that as investors in the proposed fundraising had …

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China, South Africa agree on five key areas of cooperation

China and South Africa agreed here on Tuesday to enhance cooperation in five key areas including politics, economy and trade as well as people-to-people exchanges. The agreement was reached at the sixth plenary session of the China-South Africa Bi-National Commission, which was jointly presided over by Chinese Vice President Li …

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Ethiopia, China pledge to further strengthen bilateral relations

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao pledged here on Thursday to further strengthen relations between the two countries. In his talks with the Chinese vice president, Hailemariam said that China’s long-term and selfless assistance has played an important part in Ethiopia’s pursuit for development …

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China pledges to deepen military cooperation with Tanzania

China is willing to work together with Tanzania to constantly deepen bilateral military cooperation and boost their military ties, said Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, on Monday. Fan made this remark when he wrapped up his three-day official visit to Tanzania, where he met with Tanzanian …

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Chinese in South Africa note with concern rhino poaching crime

Chinese Embassy in South Africa has posted on their facebook page the remarks by their spokesperson on The Poachers Pipeline released by Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera Investigative Unit released a documentary called The Poachers Pipeline that evoked condemnation from many commentators. The documentary is about a self-confessed criminal Guan Jiang …

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China continues to promote global health: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday said that China will continue to promote global health issues while providing assistance to other developing countries. Li made the remarks during a speech in Shanghai at the opening ceremony of the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (GCHP). China has taken an active …

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China, Africa cooperate on freshwater lake protection

Lake Poyang and Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lakes in China and Africa, respectively, are to witness closer cooperation in ecological protection and development, Chinese researchers have said. Chen Kui, a lake ecology expert with the Jiangxi provincial committee for mountain, rivers and lakes development and protection, said that Chinese …

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China, Djibouti vow to further strengthen bilateral relations

China and Djibouti have vowed to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields. This came on Tuesday when visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao met and held talks with Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed in Djibouti on ways of further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. …

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CHINA AND SUDAN TO PROMOTE STRATEGIC PARTNESHIP

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Sunday described China as an important partner in peace and development issues in Sudan and the region hailing the strong bilateral ties between Sudan and China. “Relations between Sudan and China are strong and it is considered a model for South-South cooperation and the …

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China’s image soars among Africans

The image of China as a development model has soared among Africans, said a report issued here based on the latest survey findings of Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network. In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to …

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Egypt, China see great potential for stronger economic ties

With Egypt looking for international investments and stronger economic ties and China continuing its investment overseas, both countries have the potential for stronger economic ties, said Ahmed Al-Nagar, CEO of Egypt’s state-run Ahram organization late Friday. “The two countries plan for economic progress built on peaceful, just and equitable cooperation. …

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Chinese Envoy Names Items Donated To LNP

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue has disclosed the list of China-donated materials and equipment to the Liberia National Police (LNP) in fulfillment of a US$2 million exchange note signed between both countries. In the agreement signed by Ambassador Zhang, on behalf of the People’s Republic of China, and Deputy Foreign Affairs …

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CHINA DONATES 2 MILLION USD TO WFP FOR SOMALIA AID

The Chinese government has donated two million U.S. dollars to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its humanitarian work in Somalia, where a drought has deteriorated food security situation. A ceremony was held in the Somali capital Mogadishu by the WFP Somalia on Tuesday to thank the Chinese government for …

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Algeria And China Eye Further Industry Cooperation

Algeria and China on Sunday signed a framework cooperation agreement to boost industry cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was inked by Algerian Industry Minister Abdeslam Bouchouareb and visiting Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming. The deal will establish a solid partnership with China in several industry sectors, including …

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CHINA DONATES PASSENGER BUSES AND RICE TO MOZAMBIQUE

China has donated to Mozambique eighty buses for public passenger transport and 10 tonnes of rice for the population to emergency support programmes, the Prime Minister of Mozambique said in Macau. Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, taking stock of the country’s participation in the 5th Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau, said …

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Ethiopia, China Furthering Cooperation

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia and China are keen to further strengthen their economic cooperation as the two countries signed agreements in various areas including investment, infrastructure, industry and technology. Holding talks with Chinese President Special Envoy and National Development and Reform Commission Chairman Xu Shaoshi yesterday, Prime Minister …

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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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Ethiopia Sees China As a Serious Development Partner

Ethiopia sees China as a serious development partner, says Ethiopian State Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation Ahmed Shide. The Ethiopian minister made the remarks at a reception co-hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia and the Mission to the African Union (AU) on Thursday to mark the 67th anniversary …

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China to help Mozambique establish industrial park

China is willing to help the country of Mozambique to establish an industrial park as an effort to increase job opportunities in the southern African country, according to Chinese Ambassador Su Jian. Ambassador Su told Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Wednesday in Maputo that China is willing to continue supporting the …

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CHINA KEY PARTNER IN AFRICA’S AGRICULTURE DEV’T

China is playing a significant role towards transformation of Africa’s agriculture sector, which has contributed to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction on the continent. Attaher Maiga, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country Representative to Rwanda, said this in an interview at the ongoing African Regional Forum on Agriculture …

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Chinese firm to help nurture local ICT talents in Nigeria

Chinese technology firm Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian government to assist the country in nurturing its local talents in information and communications technology (ICT). The leading global ICT solutions provider, while signing the agreement with the Nigerian government on Tuesday, said it aims to promote …

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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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Chinese Troupe to Participate in Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Chinese Embassy has decided to involve China Yunnan Shangri-La arts troupe to participate in Botswana’s golden jubilee celebrations. The Chinese troupe, together with a Botswana group, would perform at Molapo Piazza on September 21-22, aiming to celebrate BOT50 through a cultural fusion between China and Botswana. Addressing a press …

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Zimbabwe woos Chinese, int’l investors

Zimbabwe has called on Chinese and international investors to invest in the country as it is undertaking ease-of-doing-business reforms to make the country attractive to foreign investment, a senior official has said. Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko made the remarks at the ongoing 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade, …

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Zuma Arrives in China for the ‘Investing in Africa Forum’

Around 300 government officials, entrepreneurs and other delegates will be taking part in the forum jointly hosted by the Chinese Development Bank and the Chinese government.China is currently the largest single bilateral investor in Africa as well as Africa’s largest trading partner. Recent visits by Chinese leaders to Africa signaled …

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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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CHINA’S FLEXIBLE GADGETS GO INTO OPERATION

China’s first flexible display production line will go into operation next year, making bracelet shaped mobile phones and folding tablets, according to BOE Technology Group on Wednesday.   AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology used in smart watches, mobile devices, laptops, and televisions. OLED describes a specific type of thin-film-display technology in which organic compounds form the electroluminescent material, and actively refers to the technology behind the addressing of pixels.   BOE will invest 46.5 billion yuan ($6.99 billion) on its 6-generation AMOLED (active matrix/organic light-emitting diode) production line in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in southwest China.   An AMOLED display consists of an active matrix …

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SOUTH AFRICA RENMINBI USAGE UP BY 65 PERCENT

Renminbi usage for payments in South Africa has increased by 65% over the last 12 months and by 112% over the last 24 months, says global financial messaging services firm SWIFT.   According to the firm, renminbi payment messages, excluding domestic traffic, increased by 70% over the past 12 months. …

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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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MOZAMBIQUE TURNS TO CHINA FOR FINANCIAL AID

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently suspended financial aid to Mozambique; the country seemed like it did not have a choice and turned to China for financial aid.   Mozambican President – Filipe Jacinto Nyusi went on a 5-day state visit to China in what is …

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LI URGES TOP ADVISERS TO RELY ON BROAD VISION

Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang called on Wednesday for top advisers to contribute thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the government’s policymaking.   During a ceremony, Li granted certificates to six new counselors of the Counselors’ Office of the State Council and to four newly recruited researchers …

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Coega courts R11bn Chinese deal in South Africa Cape Town

Cape Town – The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), has signed the biggest automotive investment deal in Africa in the last 40 years. The R11bn investment is with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) for a completely knocked down (CKD) automotive manufacturing plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). The …

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71-YEAR-OLD WANG ZHOUSANG BREAKS THE INTERNET

Wang Zhousong a 71-year old man from Henan China’s central province has gained an overnight celebrity status, after his high- end fashion pictures were posted online. Wang Zhousong is a senior citizen from China, who raises geese in his two farms in Luoyang. The trending Wang served in the army …

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CHINA APPROVES SHARP AND FOXCOON TAKEOVER: GIVING A RISE IN SHARE TO BOTH COMPANIES

Sharp rose more than 19% after Foxconn (known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan) said China’s anti-monopoly authorities had approved the deal. The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo closed 1.1% higher at 16,919.92, boosted …

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G20 SUMMIT CITY

This years G20 summit will be hosted in China in the beautiful and technological province of Zheijiang, which is situated right in the rural interior area of the urban center of China’s east sea.   The hosting of this years summit in September aims to achieve various objectives at hand, …

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Fun & Biz Africa Expo 2016

On Friday 5th of August was the opening ceremony of the much anticipated Fun and Biz Africa Expo in Nasrec, Soweto – South of Johannesburg.   The Fun and Biz Africa Expo is the largest tourism and leisure expo from China, which opened its doors on the 5th of August …

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China supports ag production in Africa

China’s Ministry of Commerce has said that the country will gradually increase aid to Africa. Since 2000, China has helped Africa build more than 120 educational facilities, nearly 40 irrigation projects to support agricultural production, and over 70 medical facilities. “China’s aid to Africa has been carried out in accordance …

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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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Africa industrialization To Be Promoted By China

The commitments by China are set to promote Africa industrialization once they come to fruition, a Senior African Union (AU) official has said. Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an AU development agency, observed on Saturday that the commitments that were made during …

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CHINA-FUNDED HIGH SPEED RAIL HELPS LIFT KENYAN ECONOMY

Kenya’s economy will grow at 6 percent in 2016 and 6.4 percent in 2017 buoyed by renewed interest in newly discovered oil and gas, investments in a Chinese-funded high-speed railway and improved security boosting tourism, the African Development Bank said. AfDB Regional Representative Gabriel Negatu said economy was expected to …

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China, Algeria vow to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

China and Algeria on Monday expressed their strong will to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism, visiting Special Representative of Chinese Foreign Minister Wu Sike said. He said his visit aims at exchanging views on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in political and economic fields and security, including …

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Kenyan woman dream trip to China a reality

Kenyan woman

Kenyan woman gets her dream trip come true by photo-shopping herself into snaps of China A Kenyan woman has recently turned her dream visit to China a reality by posting a series of photo-shopped travel snaps online, which finally attracted a generous donation for an actual trip. Seve Gat from Nairobi …

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China sponsors classrooms to teach Mandarin in Namibia

Mandarin in Namibia

Mandarin in Namibia growing Mandarin in Namibia is booming as Namibian media report that the Chinese government has sponsored several classrooms in Namibian schools to teach Mandarin. The Namibian Press Agency reported on Saturday that China’s Ambassador to Namibia Xin Shunkang inaugurated a classroom at a school outside the capital Windhoek …

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Kenya contracts China to scan for minerals

minerals

Deep hunt for Minerals in Kenya The aerial survey is expected to compile a new geological map detailing the occurrence of minerals around the country, a step that is set to spur investment in the mining sector. Mining Permanent Secretary Mohammed Mahmud said China has released funding for the project …

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Liberia praises China for military equipment donations

military equipment donations

Military equipment donations to assist Liberia Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday lauded the Chinese government for donating  military equipment donations in supporting the rebuilding of a new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). In a statement made available to Xinhua in Monrovia, the Liberian leader said the  military equipment …

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China Can’t Resist $30 Crude Oil

Crude Oil

Last month’s plunge in crude oil to $30 a barrel proved too tempting for China to turn down even as its economy lurches toward the weakest growth in a generation. Chinese companies booked tankers to load 1.38 million barrels of crude oil daily from West African in February, the most …

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China empowers a million Ethiopians: ambassador

Ethiopians

There are about 60,000 Chinese living in Ethiopia who are involved in everything from telecommunications to railways, and employing or partnering with up to one million Ethiopians. This dispelled the criticism by some that China largely had a business relationship based on the extraction of resources, China’s ambassador to Ethiopians …

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Solo in China: Kentridge on his latest work

William Kentridge’s work Notes Towards a Model Opera was the centrepiece of his first solo exhibition in China. From the origins of ballet in Paris, Kentridge overlays the aesthetic and ideological transformations of ballet as it is transplanted across the globe, an arch of influence juxtaposing contexts as disparate as …

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Algeria, China ink $3.3 bn mega port deal

Algeria and China on Sunday inked a $3.3 billion deal to build and exploit a new center trans-shipment port of Cherchell,  55 miles west of the capital city of Algiers. Algeria, an OPEC state, has billed it as a crucial Mediterranean transit port that will provide services to North Africa and Europe. The agreement was …

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India battles China for Kenya’s market

INDIA is seeking to recapture its long-held position as Kenya’s largest source of imports from China. India’s High Commissioner to Kenya Suchitra Durai said on Friday her country was keen on growing investment opportunities in energy, agriculture and health sectors in Kenya. She said her nation is also planning to …

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China commits scholarships, training to boost Africa ties

Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has announced that China will provide 30,000 government scholarships for African students as well as 2,000 educational opportunities with degrees and diplomas, as part of the country’s aim to strengthen cooperation with Africa. Speaking at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit Xi said China will also offer 40,000 …

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Zimbabwe to export elephants to China – Minister

Zimbabwe plans to increase export elephants to China despite criticism from animal rights groups, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said Monday. Muchinguri-Kashiri is quoted by the state-run Herald as telling journalists in China that the southern African country was happy with conditions under which about 100 elephants exported …

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CHINA TO CANCEL ZIMBABWE DEBT

China will cancel about $40 million worth of Zimbabwe’s debt due to mature this year and Harare hopes to facilitate use of the yuan currency in its economy as bilateral trade increases, the Southern African country’s finance minister said on Monday. China has become the largest investor in Zimbabwe, which …

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Ghana-China bilateral trade to soar

More investments in sanitation to make Ghana leading player in Africa The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Sun Baohong, has stated that bilateral trade between Ghana and China will hit six billion dollars by close of the year, from last year’s figure of $5.6 billion. “In the future, definitely we …

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African Union to send ambassador to China

The African Union (AU) will send an ambassador to China to help promote bilateral ties, AU Commission spokesperson Jacob Enoh Eben said on Wednesday. The dispatch of the ambassador, whose name was not given, will be a boost to the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the AU …

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China develops unique cooperation model with Africa

As more and more Chinese enterprises expand into Africa, there has been increasing interest in China’s economic activities in the continent. As well as positive feedback, there have also been some negative comments, with China having been accused of neo-colonialism, of grabbing resources and dumping low-quality products. Such criticism is …

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China donates to the African Union Commission

China has donated $2 million to the African Union Commission to support the establishment of the African Center for Disease Control (ACDC). The grant documents were signed on 13th November 2015 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Mr. …

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China to provide more bore-holes

China is to provide 1,000 bore-holes for Ghanaians in five out of the 10 administrative Regions at a cost of $12.0 million. An agreement to that effect was signed between the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong and Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper. Ms Sun said the project would help …

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13 African journalists tour China

China is courting African journalists to help tell the success stories of that country to the world. Consequently, it has put in place programmes to enable African journalists to visit China for periods ranging between two weeks and 10 months, during which the journalists will be exposed to everything about …

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South Africa and China sign nuclear energy cooperation pact

Nuclear energy regulators in South Africa and China have signed a technical cooperation agreement as Africa’s most industrialised economy presses forward with controversial plans to build eight new nuclear reactors. The deal, which includes “licensing procedures, vendor inspections, inspector training and joint inspections and technical support“, was signed last week …

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Xi-Ma meet deserves the world’s applause

Chinese mainland authorities announced Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou will meet in Singapore on Saturday to exchanges views on peaceful development across the Straits. The Xi-Ma meeting is a major breakthrough in relations between Taiwan and the mainland. It will exert a positive influence …

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Grace shoots 63 to lead WGC in China

South African Branden Grace shot a sparkling nine-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Thursday while Rory McIlroy overcame a bout of food poisoning to finish five strokes back. World number three McIlroy had been bedridden for two days and missed …

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Zhang Gaoli in China

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with visiting African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Beijing on Monday, voicing China’s support for the continental union. Zhang said China attaches great importance to the ties with the AU and backs the union’s commitment to the undertakings of peace and development in …

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WISH

wish

WISH dance crew kept on bringing the heat, performance after performance at the Cultural Exchange event in Gold Reef City. The event was in celebration of Heritage Day and was hosted by the Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Shenzhen and organised by …

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China expresses interest in renewable energy investment

In Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is this week hosting the fifth conference on Climate and Development in Africa, where discussions are centred on investments in renewable energy sources. A UN representative told Xinhua at the three-day conference that China has expressed interest in partnering with Africa in the development of renewable energy sources …

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Pace at peace in China

South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace is taking a holiday approach to her title defence in the Blue Bay LPGA at the Greentown Blue Bay Resort on Hainan Island in China this week. “I’ve got given a suite this week as the defending champion, which is just amazing,” said Pace at her …

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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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Sino-U.S. relationship isn’t zero-sum game

Susan E. Rice: “In the coming decades, strong and wise American leaders must, necessarily, maintain a relationship with China that promotes cooperation, while allowing for healthy competition ” said Susan E. Rice, White House National Security Advisor in a speech in the George Washington University on September 21, ahead of …

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China has no appetite to colonise Africa – ANC

Johannesburg – China does not have the appetite to colonise Africa, ANC legislature and governance subcommittee member Ayanda Dlodlo said on Monday. “But besides the appetite I think we are a vigilant lot of leaders who will not succumb to any attempts,” she told reporters in Johannesburg during an engagement …

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CHINA (Houjie) Furniture Promotion Conference – Johannesburg

CHINA (Houjie) Furniture Promotion Conference – Johannesburg

CHINA (Houjie) Furniture Promotion Conference – Johannesburg Come and explore the world of new furniture from the conference set at the heart of Johannesburg. Meet over 20 manufacturers and Houjie government officials in promoting their furniture to South African delegates. Please book your seat today, only 20 seats are available. …

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US trying to destabilise China – ANC

Johannesburg – The United States is trying to destabilise South Africa’s major trading partner, China, the ANC says in documents for its national general council. South Africa’s trade with China surpassed $400bn in the current financial year and the US is trying to rally China’s neighbours against it, the party …

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Maimane wary of China and Russia partnerships

The Democratic Alliance believes South Africa’s friendships with Russia and China pose unique threats to the country’s economy. Addressing delegates at an event hosted by the South African Institute of International Relations in Cape Town, DA leader Mmusi Maimane painted a picture of what South Africa’s foreign policy would be …

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South Africa President Zuma sends condolences to China

President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the government and South African citizens, conveyed condolences to China,  following a deadly explosion in Tianjin, on Wednesday. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Friday said the incident, which occurred at a dockside warehouse in the coastal city of Tianjin, …

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China’s V-Day celebrations

China announces holiday for V-Day celebration

Overseas journalists invited to cover China’s V-Day celebrations Domestic and overseas journalists are welcome to cover events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing next month, the event’s publicity team said on Monday. Grand celebrations will be held in Beijing on Sept. 2 and …

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China aims at South Africa’s US$80bn nuclear power project

China aims at SA's nuclear power project

South Africa will soon launch an international tender procedure for its nuclear power project that is worth US$80 billion later this month, with participants including nuclear power enterprises from China, reports the Shanghai-based China Business News. The State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said on its website that South African …

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Ramaphosa to pay official visit to China

DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to fly out of South Africa on Sunday for an official five-day visit to China‚ which the Presidency believes will help revitalise trade between the two countries. “The Peoples Republic of China is currently South Africa’s largest trading partner. Total trade between our two …

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Chinese nuclear power companies eyes South African market

Recently, with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to China, biddingon the country’s biggest nuclear power project has become the focus of the attention. TwoChinese nuclear companies, State Power Investment Cooperation and Guangdong NuclearPower Group, participate in the competition for the project. South Africa is an important target market of Chinese nuclear power industry. The countryplans to build three nuclear power plants with total capacity of 9.6 million kilowatts andan investment of $83 billion. It is the largest investment in nuclear power in the history ofSouth Africa. People’s Daily Online interviewed Mr. Xolisa Mabhongo, Group Executive from SouthAfrica Nuclear Energy Corporation (NESCA) Wednesday, who is a member of thedelegation of South African Deputy President. Talking about the biggest nuclear power project, he said: “The selecting process of thenuclear power plants has not been started. It will start between July and the end of theyear. So no contractor has been chosen yet.” Currently some countries including China, France, Russia and the United states haveshown interests in the nuclear power project in South Africa. China’s State PowerInvestment Group and Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, which jointly bid for the project,are confident about their third-generation nuclear power technology to be competed inSouth Africa’s market. Mabhongo said: “We think China has been very strong in capability of manufactures.Some components of the nuclear plant in South Africa will be manufactured in China.Besides technical training and project management, we can learn a lot from China such asmanufacturing and localization. We also want to build the nuclear industry in South Africalike China did.”

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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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China hints it will end ivory trade

JOHANNESBURG – In the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants, conservationists are hailing as a possible game-changer the unexpected pledge by a senior Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast, increasingly affluent consumer market drives elephant poaching across Africa. Now they are waiting in suspense …

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South Africa Again Refuses Visa for Dalai Lama.

Published on Sep 4, 2014 The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend a world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, his South African representative said. It is the third time the country has refused him entry. In the …

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Chinese premier meets South African parliament speaker

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with visiting Speaker of the South African National Assembly Baleka Mbete here on Tuesday. Li said China attached high importance to relations with South Africa. China is ready to enhance exchanges between the two governments, parliaments, political parties and people, and to implement a bilateral …

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SA sends 50 trainees to China for nuclear skills development

South Africa has sent 50 trainees to China for training in nuclear power plant operations in preparation for the imminent procurement of the nuclear-build programme. The department of energy said that following the conclusion of the nuclear vendor parade workshops and in parallel with work being done in preparation for …

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Panda Killers Arrested

According to Chinese state media last Wednesday – Ten people were incarcerated in China on suspicion of killing a giant panda and trading its meat and fur. Police based in the Southwest of China made the arrests after seizing a panda’s pelt, skull and bones along with its butchered meat …

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Cultural Diplomacy through ‘China’s Year in South Africa’

How are states employing cultural diplomacy in an increasingly interconnected world in shaping understanding between societies while promoting preferential co-operation between nations? Observers of China-South Africa relations will have noticed the increasing reference to the ‘China Year in South Africa’ by officials on both sides. In essence the initiative kicked …

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China has invested R120 billion in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma said on Friday that at the end of 2014, bilateral trade between South Africa and China exceeded R270 billion. Zuma said in a speech prepared for delivery at a business forum meeting in China that China’s investment into South Africa is comes at a time where over …

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China’s latest law-enforcement gadgets

CHINA'S LATEST LAW-ENFORCEMENT GADGETS

One thing that the world is sure about is that China might not spend as much on state security as their western counterparts, but its budget for law and order is growing fast. For the past few years, law and order spending has outshone what is spent on national defence. …

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China can help build the Africa we want

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma File photo: Sizwe Ndingane

AU commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma File photo: Sizwe Ndingane Cape Town – Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has said that strong relations between Africa and China would help to build the Africa many people envisioned. Speaking on day one of the two-day China-Africa Colloquium on …

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Transnet loan will fund expansion plan

TRANSNET LOAN WILL FUND EXPANSION PLAN

Freight and logistics giant Transnet yesterday signed a R30 billion loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) to fund its long-term programme aimed at renewing its ageing locomotives. The company said it would be drawing the first tranche of R18bn through a grace period that would be perched on …

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MINISTRY SIGNS PACT WITH CHINA ON CYBER SECURITY

MINISTRY SIGNS PACT WITH CHINA ON CYBER SECURITY

The Telecommunications and Postal Services Ministry said a new agreement with China will improve cyber security. Minister Siyabonga Cwele and Chinese Minister Miao Wei signed an Information and Communications Technology agreement on Monday. This comes after President Jacob Zuma signed a five to 10 year strategic agreement with China in …

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