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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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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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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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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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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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Zambia on Track to Host China’s Next African Railroad

A Chinese state railway builder and the Zambian government have signed a $2.26 billion deal for a new railroad linking two cities in eastern Zambia. The single-track, 388-km railway between Chipata and Serenje highlights China’s ongoing effort to expand its commercial interests in Africa. China Civil Engineering Construction Corp., a …

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China to construct one border facilities in Kazungula

Government and the Republic of Botswana have signed a multi-million Kwacha contract with a Chinese contractor for the construction of One Stop Border facilities at Kazungula in Southern Province. The contract, valued at K263, 670, 419=98, forms Package 3 of the Kazungula Bridge Project and is funded through a loan …

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Chinese, African companies signed $17B business deals

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

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Tazara Stakeholders Set to Meet in Beijing

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

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Zambia to present projects proposals to China

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

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