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CHINA URGES ZIMBABWEANS TO ‘RESPECT’ VOTE RESULT

China on Friday urged all sides in Zimbabwe to respect the result of the presidential election which was won by a long-time Beijing ally but contested as “fake” by the opposition. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power after veteran leader Robert Mugabe was ousted late last year, was declared the …

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ESKOM SCORES $2.5BN LOAN FROM CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK

Troubled state-owned power utility Eskom scored big today, signing a $2.5 billion (about R33 billion) term facility agreement with the China Development Bank, in a bid to plug the holes in its balance sheet. Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe said the $2.5 billion loan agreement was “strategic” for the power …

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BRICS to meet in Johannesburg South Africa July 2018

Russia and South Africa have recently stepped up efforts towards finalizing “the most significant issues” relating to the 10th edition of BRICS Summit scheduled to take place from 25-27 July in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to official documents, BRICS is an informal association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, …

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China becomes top job creator in Africa

China has created close to 30,000 jobs in Africa over the last two years, more than any other country in the world, an expert said on Friday. “China ranks the 7th in terms of project numbers in Africa, but it created the most jobs, which is unexpected by many people,” …

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CHINA ON A MISSION TO ELIMINATE MALARIA IN COMOROS

Comoros, a small African country located in the Indian Ocean, is pursuing a total annihilation of malaria, five years after a Chinese-backed project drove out the lethal disease from its two islands. The archipelago nation, which controls three islands of Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan and claims sovereignty over Mayotte …

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Ramaphosa reinforces Brics relations with China, Russia

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, underscored the importance of the country’s relations with members of the Brics group of countries in engagements with the governments of China and Russia, the Presidency said. Brics is the association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South …

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CHINESE SATELLITE COULD CRASH-LAND IN MOROCCO

The Chinese spacecraft, Tiangong-1, has been out of service since September 2016, and is predicted to crash-land in the upcoming days. Experts warn that it could potentially hit few countries–including Morocco. Tiangong-1, which launched in 2011, was declared “out of control” by the China National Space Administration in 2016. Most …

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COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP :CHINA’S STRATEGY IN AFRICA

Both countries are located in Southern Africa with huge potentials to become great and wealthy players. In addition, two countries have agreed with China respectively to establish or to upgrade bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. It is self-evident that Africa has been one of the key parts of China’s overall …

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CHINA BUILDS SECOND HIGHEST DAM IN RWANDA TO BENEFIT FARMING

The recently completed Muyanza Dam in central Rwanda will benefit farmers and help grow crops for exports, a Rwandan official said on Thursday. The 26-meter-high Muyanza Dam located in Rulindo District, Northern Province was built by China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) and financed by the World Bank. Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting …

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CHINESE GOVT AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO 47 NIGERIAN STUDENTS

The government of the Peoples Republic of China has awarded scholarship to 47 Nigerian Students studying various courses at the University of Calabar. The gesture was in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Nigeria. The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou-Pingjian, while …

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Uganda Heads To China To Boost Tourism And Economy

Uganda will soon contract private companies to market the country’s tourism sector in all provinces of China. Migereko said although China exports 123 million tourists to the world annually, Uganda was only receiving 19,175 visitors from there. “That number is so huge and therefore we need to tap more of …

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A bird’s eye view on China-Africa Relations And Belt and Road initiative

African and Chinese officials have reiterated that Africa and China should further strengthen relations through enhancing people-to-people exchange and mutual understanding towards common agenda of development and prosperity. The China Public Diplomacy Association, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia and China’s mission to the African Union (AU) on Friday jointly organized …

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Namibia to Finally Export Beef to China

China has finally agreed to lift the argumentative clause on lumpy skin disease (LSD), which has prevented Namibia from exporting beef to that country, the former agriculture minister John Mutorwa has revealed. Mutorwa, recently appointed as the new minister of works and transport, made this announcement while bidding farewell to …

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AFRICAN UNION HEAD CALLS CHINA SPYING REPORT ‘LIES’

The African Union’s chairperson dismissed during a visit to Beijing on Thursday a French newspaper report alleging that China had spied on the continental body as “lies” intended to derail co-operation. The report published by Le Monde in January claimed technicians at the AU’s Chinese-built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital …

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ZIM AND CHINA SEAL 45 000T ORANGES EXPORT DEAL

THE Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement in conjunction with ZimTrade has managed to facilitate agreements which will enable local farmers to export more than 40 000 tonnes of oranges annually to the Chinese market as early as June. In a statement, ZimTrade said a four-member delegation which comprised …

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CHEVRON SA WILL BE BOUGHT BY CHINA’S SINOPEC

The South African Government has reached an agreement on public interest issues on the potential acquisition of control of Chevron South Africa by Chinese company Sinopec.  The company commits to invest R6 billion in South Africa; move hailed as part of deeper and bolder economic inclusion measures – the transaction …

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CHINA IS MALAWI’S ALL-WEATHER FRIEND – MUTHARIKA

Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre …

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CHINA HOPES TO EXPAND COOPERATION WITH GAMBIA

The Asian giant’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Huang Ping said yesterday China was committed to cement the friendship and cooperation after sending a special envoy to congratulate President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his ascendancy to power after a military-assisted transition in November ousted long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe. “I came to pay a …

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RSA CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH CHINA

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday expressed his well wishes on the occasion of 20 years of diplomatic relations with China, saying that these relations should be further reinforced and more opportunities explored to create a win-win cooperation for both Republics. In a statement, Zuma said: “The Government and …

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CHINA’S IVORY TRADE BAN WINS PRAISE IN AFRICA

The government of Tanzania and conservation organizations on Wednesday hailed China’s decision to end ivory trade, saying the move offered hope for the future of elephants in Africa. Major General Gaudence Milanzi, Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, said “China as a country has been …

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CHINA’S MA60 PLANES SERVE CENTRAL AFRICA

The China-developed MA60 regional plane is playing an important role in helping central African countries build regional airline networks, said the aircraft’s developer Friday. Fourteen MA60 aircraft now serve seven central African countries via 20 regional air routes, which have jointly created a primary regional airline network, said the state-owned …

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The new Chinese ambassador of South Africa hopes to see durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

South Africa and the rest of the African continent should not lose sight of the great vision of its forebears like global icon and former president Nelson Mandela who made abundant sacrifices, particularly towards equality, China’s recently appointed ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian said on Tuesday. “President Mandela was a …

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China will not cut ties with Zimbabwe

China said on Thursday its “friendly policy” towards Zimbabwe would not change, after the military said it had seized power and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals”. China is paying close attention to the situation in Zimbabwe and hoped for stability and a peaceful, “appropriate” resolution, …

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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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150 Kenyans head to China on academic scholarships

 The Chairman of the Commission for University Education Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha says Kenya stands to benefit immensely from continued exchange programmes with foreign countries. Speaking at the Chinese Embassy during a farewell reception for more than 150 Kenyans departing to China, Chacha on Thursday said the benefits could shape the country’s …

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China-South Africa student dialogue held in Cape Town

A roundtable discussion among Chinese and South African college students was held in Cape Town last Friday, September 1, just ahead of the Brics summit in China. Five Chinese and five South African students shared their thoughts on the theme “China and South Africa: What Keeps Us Connected?” More than …

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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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China-Africa Media Forum To Scale Up Cooperation

A Chinese diplomat has reiterated Sino-Africa cooperation will be upgraded so that this historic friendship accelerates Africa’s industrialisation and agricultural modernisation with funding of US$60 billion from China. Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian shared this sentiment when he recently addressed the China-Africa Media Forum (CAMF) in Johannesburg, South …

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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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CHINA-AFRICA RARE MASKS EXHIBITION OPENS IN HENAN

A child watches helmet masks at the “God of Rainforest–China-Africa Rare Masks Exhibition” in Zhengzhou City, capital of central China’s Henan Province. The exhibition was hosted by Henan Museum and was opened to public on Friday. More than 130 exhibits on display showed the diversity, creativity and imagination of African …

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BRICS Bank ‘open for business’ Zuma declares

President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that the New Development Bank (NDB) was set to benefit infrastructure projects on the African continent as a whole, and having a permanent regional centre showed commitment to that undertaking. “We are, therefore, happy to know that the bank is working on expanding its …

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China’s Didi Chuxing Invests In Taxify Across Africa

Chinese ridesharing company DiDi Chuxing has announced investment and collaboration with Taxify to support the latter’s growth and innovation across in Africa. Taxify’s footprint on the African continent currently comprises the cities of Johannesburg, Durban, Lagos, Cairo, Nairobi and Cape Town. The four-year-old company says its taxi- and private car-hailing …

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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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Chinese martial arts favored in Burundi

One late afternoon in July, a burst of shouts of practicing Chinese martial arts (Wushu) came out from a primary school and could be heard on a crowded street in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi. Over 30 Burundian youths wearing training clothes donated by the Chinese embassy in Burundi were doing …

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Chinese state councilor meets senior representatives on security issues from S.Africa, Brazil, India

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Thursday met separately with senior security representatives from South Africa, Brazil and India. South African Minister of State Security David Mahlobo, Brazilian Institutional Security Minister Sergio Etchegoyen, and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were in Beijing to attend the seventh meeting of BRICS senior …

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Kenya commissions 420 mln USD key road in northern region

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday commissioned the 420 million U.S. dollars Isiolo-Moyale road in northern region which connects Kenya to Ethiopia. The Isiolo-Moyale road is the Kenyan section of the Trans-Africa Highway Corridor, which was upgraded to bitumen standards by the government with support of the African Development Bank …

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Mozambican President Hopes To Strengthen Cooperation With China

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan meets with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo, Mozambique. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said his country hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields, including defense and security. Nyusi made the remarks while meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and …

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Cameroon-China – Another Step in Growing Relations

The current visit of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China to Cameroon, Zhang Ming is once more an opportunity to discuss ways of fostering and diversifying the already exemplary cooperation ties between the two countries. The talks during the Unity Palace audience President Paul Biya granted the visiting …

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China Calls For Political Settlement In Libyan Crisis

China is willing to make joint efforts with regional partners to seek a political settlement in the Libyan crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. Wang made the remarks after talks with visiting Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Libya’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity should be respected and maintained, …

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JACK MA ARRIVES IN KENYA WITH 38 BILLIONAIRES

Executive chairperson of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Jack Ma hit the ground running when he landed in Nairobi on Thursday. China’s richest man has arrived in Kenya with a planeload of billionaires. They’ll be looking to cut multi-billion-shilling deals with government and local businessmen. Executive chairperson of Chinese e-commerce giant …

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Chinese Investors Created 28,000 Jobs in Ethiopia

The number of jobs created by Chinese investors in Ethiopia has reached more than 28,000, according to Xinhua. According to the report, a total of 28,391 jobs were created by 279 Chinese companies in Ethiopia during the period of January 2012 to January 2017, of which 20,072 were permanent while …

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China donates Sh16 million for drought-Struck victims

The Chinese embassy in Nairobi has given Sh16 million for food stuff for victims of drought in several counties including Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Lamu, Laikipia, Baringo, Isiolo, Kitui, Narok East Ambassador Liu Xianfa handed the donation to the Devolution ministry on Friday, saying it was the largest ever by the …

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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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Bank Launches World’s First Africa China Banking Centre

In efforts to capture the lucrative Chinese clientèle in Africa, Standard Bank SA has opened the world’s first dedicated Africa China Banking Centre (ACBC) at its Simmonds Street offices in Johannesburg. The Centre will look to provide a long-awaited platform to link African and Chinese clients with China’s highly networked …

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China, AU Vow Deepened Cooperation Towards Common Development

China and the African Union (AU) have expressed commitment to strengthening their varied cooperation towards achieving common development and prosperity. This came on Wednesday when visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met and held talks with Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s …

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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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China And Africa Joins Forces To Win The Fight Against Malaria

China has helped African countries re-energize the war against malaria through biomedical research, training of health workers and provision of cheaper drugs, officials said on Friday during a China-Africa Symposium on eliminating the tropical disease. The symposium was organized by Kenya’s ministry of health in conjunction with China State Administration …

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Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer

Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand. While China’s presence and influence in Africa is well documented – especially regarding resource extraction – another element is increasingly …

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Enhancement in the Cooperation between Mozambique and China

Cooperation between Mozambique and China, one of the African country’s main financiers, infrastructure builders and currently the largest foreign investor in the country, has been positive, said Custodio Rafael Marques, Consul General of Mozambique in Macau. The Consul General, after recalling various visits and high-level meetings in 2016, said in …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe commissions Chinese-built cement plant

March 16 (Xinhua) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday commissioned a Chinese-built cement manufacturing plant owned by the country’s largest cement producer, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Zimbabwe. The 85 million U.S. dollars cement plant, situated in Harare and poised to become a regional cement export hub, was built by …

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Sinohydro in bid to upgrade Harare’s sewerage system

Chinese company Sinohydro has expressed interest in helping Harare City Council upgrade its sewerage system and clean up the heavily polluted main water source Lake Chivero, council minutes indicate. According to The Herald newspaper, the state-owned company submitted an expression of interest to arrange financing and implementation of the project …

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BANKS OF KENYA URGED TO EMBRACE THE CHINESE YUAN

NAIROBI – Kenya’s umbrella body of the banking industry is encouraging its members to embrace the Chinese yuan due to the increasing importance of the Chinese economy globally, officials said on Monday. Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) CEO Habil Olaka told journalists in Nairobi that China has become one of the …

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Chinese Company To Build The Tallest Tower In Kenya

Speaking at the signing ceremony that was held at Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, Chairman of Hass Petroleum Group, Mr Abdinassir Ali Hassan described the signing as a ‘historic’ event and congratulated CSCEC on winning the contract after a long negotiation and tender process. He said, “It has not been an …

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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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CHINESE EMBASSY GIVES A HELPING HAND TO DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE

For more than four years, the Chinese Embassy in Khartoum and Sanad Charity Foundation, a Sudanese non-governmental organization, have implemented a number of social initiatives in support of thousands of the needy, where their partnership served as a bridge for the deeply-rooted Sino-Sudanese ties. The joint social initiatives covered fields …

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More Namibians learn Chinese farming tech under SSC

More Namibian farmers have become beneficiaries of the South-to-South Cooperation (SSC) agreement, which has brought more Chinese experts to the African country to teach farming technologies. The SSC agreement, launched in 2014 to boost agricultural production and tackle food and nutrition insecurity in Namibia, has seen a lot of farmers, …

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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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FruitSA AND CHINA SIGN A MOU TO SIMPLIFY TRADE

The China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA) and Fruit South Africa (FruitSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding Monday to broaden fruit trade between two countries. The memorandum of understanding covers a wide variety of products, including apples, pears, grapes, citrus and subtropical fruits, according to Mashudu Silimela, agriculture counsellor …

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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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Newly China-built Navy ship enroute Nigeria

NNS UNITY, the newest Nigerian Navy Ship built in China, continued her homeward voyage with several port calls enroute Nigeria. The ship, nicknamed “Man of war”, departed Simon’s Port, South Africa on October 25, 2016. On arrival at the Port of Luanda, Angola, the representative of the Chief of the …

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Foreign Affairs Minister Mushikiwabo attends security meeting in China

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, is leading a Rwandan delegation to Beijing, China, where they are attending a major international security meeting. The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is an annual high-level gathering that discusses international security issues. Addressing the conference yesterday, Mushikiwabo underscored China’s important role …

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HYDROPOWER PLANT BUILT BY CHINA IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Equatorial Guinea. Bilateral cooperation has been flourishing ever since. Djiploho hydropower plant in the central-west African country is a project completed by the Power Construction Corporation of China in 2011. With a capacity of 12 …

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CONGO GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FREEPORT SALE OF TENKE COPPER MINE

Congo’s mines minister said on Thursday that the government “salutes and supports” China Molybdenum Co’s bid to buy Freeport McMoRan’s majority stake in the giant Tenke copper project despite objections from state miner Gecamines. The statement by Martin Kabwelulu appeared to be an effort to smooth passage of the transaction …

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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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The Chinese Embassy in South Africa Holds the National Day Reception Celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa held the National Day Reception, celebrating the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, as the guest of honor attended the reception. South African First Ladies, ministers and deputy ministers, high-level officials, ambassadors …

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Xu Jinghu Attends African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa

During the summit, Xu Jinghu respectively met with President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé and Foreign Minister Robert Dussey of Togo. Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Ambassador Xu Jinghu, on behalf of China, attended the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in …

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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 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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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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Chinese firm to build pharmaceutical plant in Ethiopia

A cornerstone-laying ceremony was conducted on Tuesday to establish a Chinese-invested pharmaceutical plant in Dukem town, about 40 km south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. With an investment of 85 million U.S. dollars from a Chinese firm based in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, the multi-million dollar plant, Sansheng Ethiopia Pharmaceuticals …

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Sierra Leone: Chinese Envoy Bids Farewell

The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E. Zhao Yanbo, Thursday (29th September) formally bade farewell to the government and people of Sierra Leone after spending two years nine months in the country. In an official reception at the Chinese Embassy in Freetown, while also celebrating the 67th anniversary of the …

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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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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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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 FORTUNE TO HELP BUILD NEW CITY IN EGYPT

China Fortune Land Development Co Ltd, an industrial zone developer and operator, has secured its first project in Africa to build a new industrial city in Egypt’s new administrative capital. Under the government plan, Egypt’s new administrative capital will be located between Cairo and Suez, a city along the Suez …

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Bank of China starts operation in Mauritius

The Bank of China on Thursday started operation in Mauritius after obtaining an official licence on 18 March 2016 to undertake banking business in the island. Commenting on this development, Bank of Mauritius Governor Ramesh Basant Roi said Mauritius is already a jurisdiction through which vast amounts of capital flow …

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PREMIER LI KEQIANG MEETS AFRICAN LEADERS

Premier Li Keqiang called for boosting cooperation and strengthening political mutual trust with Cape Verde, while meeting with Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva on Oct 10. During the tour of Macao, Li also plans to attend the opening of the fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and …

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China-led railway project connects 2 African nations

In the 1970s, China anchored the construction of the Tazara railway linking Tanzania and Zambia — a project that greatly boosted the two countries’ economies. A little more than 40 years later, a new episode of railway history was written, again with a Chinese helping hand, as East Africa’s first …

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CHINA PROPOSES BRICS TO BE A FREE TRADE AREA

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

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Namibia ships first consignment of beef to Hong Kong

Namibia has sent the first consignment of beef consisting of various cuts, weighing more than 23,000 kilograms in total to Hong Kong after having received approval to start exports to the market in May. The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco), which is the meat processing and marketing organization, on Tuesday …

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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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SOUTH AFRICA–CHINA INTERNET MEETING A SUCCESS

The Deputy minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Hlengiwe Mkhize and the vice Minister of Cyber Space Administration of the People’s Republic of China Wang Xiujun concluded a successful South Africa-China Internet Roundtable in Durban, eThekwini.   Delegates included representatives of government departments, State-Owned Companies, the private sector, Information and …

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Rwandan films to enter Chinese market under new deal

The local content production industry has received a huge boost following the signing of a cultural co-operation deal where local films will be broadcast in China. The Rwanda-China broadcasting co-operation agreement that was signed between Rwanda Broadcasting Agency and the Chinese embassy in Rwanda will improve the quality of services …

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Eskom signs agreement with China Development Bank

Eskom and the China Development Bank (CBD) have signed an inaugural $500 million (R7 billion) credit facility agreement that will go towards the parastatal’s capital expenditure programme. “The successful execution of this credit facility increases the funding secured for financial year 2016/17 to R51 billion, meaning we have secured 75% …

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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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Chinese firm to build 50MW solar plant in Kenya

The Kenyan ministry of energy on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese firm to pave way for the construction of a 50 Megawatt solar plant in northeast Kenya’s Garissa County. Cabinet Secretary for energy and petroleum Charles Keter said during the signing ceremony that the largest …

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China’s Huawei offers scholarships to Tanzanian students

China’s tech giant Huawei has announced 10 scholarships for Tanzanian students in 2017 to support Tanzania’s ICT (information and communications technology) development. Speaking at a ceremony co-hosted by the Chinese Embassy and Huawei in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam on Friday, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said Huawei has …

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

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

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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 welcomes more partners to Africa

A top-level Chinese official is urging international partners to align their project plans with development strategies of African governments. Zhang Ming, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, said this will ensure Africa reaps maximum benefits while avoiding waste and duplication. “Impressive proposals are made during international forums, but very little …

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China funded research center handed over to Kenyan university

Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2016 shows a view of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. The state-of-the-art facility funded by the Chinese government to promote collaborative research with African countries in the field of agriculture and biodiversity conservation …

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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 urged to invest in SA’s mineral industries

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has encouraged Chinese investors to invest in South Africa’s downstream mineral development industries. Speaking at the China Mining Congress and Expo, currently underway in Tianjin, Minister Zwane said the country was pursuing manufacturing and beneficiation in line with the Nine-Point Plan of government to grow …

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Chinese foundation fights poachers in Zimbabwe

A charitable organization set up by Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe is helping protect the country’s wildlife with new equipment and technologies, including a microlight aircraft that can recognize poachers from above. The Sino-Zimbabwe Wildlife Foundation has employed several anti-poaching equipment and is working closely with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife …

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Chinese firm funds Zimbabwe students

A Chinese firm has availed funds for Zimbabwean students to enroll at Ocean University of China following a Memorandum of Understanding to fund the learners under the Presidential Scholarship Scheme. The first batch of 50 students was welcomed at the university campus in Qingdao recently by Qingdao Hengshun Zhongshen Group …

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‘Chinese Culture Day’ debut at GIBS

The business school of the University of Pretoria, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) hosted the event on its Sandton campus. Speakers included the Chinese Deputy Consul General in Johannesburg, Ren Xiaoxia; GIBS lecturer Matthew Birtch, Mandarin SA representative Lance Long, and chairman of the China Africa Youth Association, …

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China-Africa Children Summer Camp opens in Beijing

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

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China community in Kenya marks 67 years,reflects on trade impact

The Chinese community in Kenya marked 67 years of the founding of the Asian superpower yesterday with a reflection on the economic impact of her three-year cooperation with the country.The Government of China is exploring more ways of strengthening its bilateral relations with Kenya and other African countries, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa has said. Bilateral trade …

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AFRICA AND CHINA EXPERTS MEET TO DISCUSS POVERTY REDUCTION

Government officials and experts from China and African countries discussed poverty reduction and production capacity cooperation at a conference that opened here on Tuesday. On the first day of the Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, more than 150 participants including representatives from nongovernmental organizations and enterprises from China and …

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KENYA SEEKS CHINESE INVESTMENT TO DEVELOP AGRO-CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

Kenya has created a friendly policy and environment to attract Chinese investment in the agro-chemicals market, a senior official said on Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Willy Bett, said the next phase of Sino-Kenya agricultural cooperation will focus on development of a robust fertilizer and pesticide manufacturing …

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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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G20 ends with consensus on inclusive growth

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

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FORUM OPENS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SABC

The 3rd forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation is opening up opportunities for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to enter into co-production on matters of mutual interest and training with the People’s Republic of China. “The significance of this forum is two fold…firstly…it is very important for us to understand …

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SOUTH AFRICA WEEK IN CHINA LAUNCHES IN BEIJING

A total of 33 importers and distributors of South African products in China participated in the exhibition, and more than 1,000 visitors attended the event, said Chang Le, the embassy’s marketing officer. The exhibition is one of a variety of activities taking place during the South Africa Week in Beijing …

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China is bound to back Africa Against All Odds

There is a saying that planning contributes 10% to the success of an undertaking while 90% of success lies in implementation. If there is one area in which the Chinese rarely disappoint it is in implementation of plans and projects. They said in 2008 that they would have an operating …

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KZN, GUANGDONG EXPLORE ECONOMIC COOPERATION

The Presidency has dismissed reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had met Chinese officials because of their concerns about economic and political stability in South Africa. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidency said Deputy President Ramaphosa met the Governor of Guandong Province, Zhu Xiaodan, for a courtesy call on …

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MINISTER COMMENDS PRASA AND CHINA DEAL

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has congratulated the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with China Communication Construction Company Limited (CCCC). The MoU explores various infrastructure development initiatives, key amongst them being the Moloto Rail Corridor Development. Minister Peters said the Moloto corridor, …

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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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SA, China hold strategic talks

South Africa and China are participating in a strategic dialogue mechanism, which aims to consolidate and strengthen relations as well as monitor the implementation of bilateral agreements. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo and her Chinese counterpart Zhang Ming are co-chairing the 8th session in Beijing today. “The …

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China Supports The Ban Of Trade On Elephant Ivory

A heated debate is expected at the upcoming 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg as Africa is divided on whether to allow trade on elephant ivory, experts said on Tuesday. …

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China to help eliminate electricity shortages in Malawi

Malawi’s current electricity demand is projected to be in the region 400 MW with the expected rise to 1000MW by year 2020 against the installed power generation capacity of 351.75MW, which is also riddled with intermittent power supply as a result of ageing generation, transmission and distribution equipment and environmental …

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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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China steps up investment in Africa’s renewable future

For bioenergy provider Guangdong Zhongke Tianyuan New Energy Technology (ZKTY), Africa is a wonderland. At the 2nd Investing in Africa Forum that concluded on Thursday, the Guangzhou company signed a contract to invest in a bioenergy project in West Africa’s Sierra Leone. The project, which uses local crops to produce …

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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 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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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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Zimbabwe: Asian, African Youths Join Hands

The inaugural Asian-African youth festival, which brought together about 400 young people from the two continents for four days, ended here yesterday with the China-Africa Summit beginning in Guangzhou today. The Asian-African Youth Summit is the brainchild of Chinese leader President Xi Jinping and seeks to keep alive the Bandung …

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Investment Forum To Promote The Industrialization Drive

Malawi’s transition from aid to trade demands massive industrialization drive which should be underlined by building capacity among local investors and courting foreign investors into the economy, says President Arthur Peter Mutharika. He was speaking in Lilongwe on Tuesday when he opened the Malawi-China Investment Forum. “We have a broader …

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Tanzania companies look forward to Chinese trade expo

The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) has urged Tanzanian business firms to participate in China’s 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo. Godfrey Simbeye, TPSF Executive Director, said the Chinese Expo will provide a golden chance for Tanzanian businesses to showcase and explore new business opportunities. He said …

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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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General Ban Ki-moon Addresses AIDS conference in South Africa

More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gathered today in Durban, South Africa, for a United Nations-cosponsored international conference on AIDS, to advance knowledge about HIV and build innovative partnerships to strengthen global response to the endemic. “I call for Durban 2016 to mark the commitment …

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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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Chinese Style Agriculture Help boost Zimbabwean farms

Zimbabwean farmers and students are benefiting from the China-Aid Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center, 27 km north-west of Harare, where they are getting knowledge on how to improve their yields. CATDC is nestled on a 109-hectare piece of land to the south of Gwebi College and composed of an agricultural production …

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Egypt Signs A Cooperation Agreement With China

The Egypt trade ministry said that the country has signed a cooperation agreement with China to study and implement and establish eighteen (18) essential projects with Chinese financial support. The agreement was made during a joint meeting of the Chinese-Egypt Ministerial Committee, held in Beijing. The President of Egypt Abdel …

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Liberian president lauds China’s support in recovery process

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received a special delegation from China headed by the Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Public Security Duan Daqi, the government said Wednesday. In a statement reaching Xinhua in Monrovia, the country’s capital city, President Sirleaf welcomed the Chinese delegation …

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Monks seek tranquility inside lotus ponds

Nearly 100 monks and lay Buddhists from Guangde temple gather in Suining, Sichuan province, to meditate and practice Zen amid a large pond of full-bloomed lotus on July 12. In Buddhism culture, the lotus has been portrayed as a symbol of purity and tranquility for thousands of years.   Nearly …

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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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Revamped Bruma Lake Park officially unveiled

Executive Mayor Clr Parks Tau cuts the the ribbon with Nonceba Molwele, the MMC of Health and Social Development; Matshidiso Mfikoe, the MMC of Environment and Infrastructure Services; Ms Jenny Jianling Wu and Clr Mike Spadino. Johannesburg’s executive mayor, Clr Parks Tau, unveiled the new Bruma Lake Park on July …

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China, South Africa condemn South Sudan fighting

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

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Screening Of Norjmaa At The Bioscope

    Synopsis Of Norjmaa During WWII, Mongolian goat herder Norjmaa finds two injured soldiers, One Japanese, one Russian. She takes them into her yurt and tends to their wounds with traditional Mongolian medicine,thereby saving their lives. However, when the two enemies are strong enough,each man seems to have only …

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