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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHINESE PRESIDENT,PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNOR-GENERAL EXCHANGE CONGRAtTULATIONS ON ANNIVERSARY OF DIPLOMATIC TIES

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday exchanged congratulatory messages with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Governor-General Michael Ogio on the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties. In his message, Xi said since China and Papua New Guinea established diplomatic ties in 1976, bilateral ties have witnessed a remarkable progress. When Xi …

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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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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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Xi’s US trip to bolster trust

Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s upcoming visit to the US will bolster mutual trust and cooperation, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday at the 14th Lanting Forum in Beijing. The forum is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a platform to discuss issues of common interest between …

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