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China Trader Exhibitors

China Trader Expo 2016 is inviting everyone to come visit one of the greatest expos to happen in 2016. We have invited Chinese entrepreneurs, managers and key-decision makers who bring with business opportunities and a great benefit to those who wish to become agents and or exporters. Come and see …

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Nantou-China Manufacturing Industry Conference

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Nantou-China Manufacturing Industry Conference   INVITATION  Dear Valued Customer/Supplier We would like to have the honor to invite you to “Nantou Town Manufacturing Industry Conference” in 24 April 2016 in Johannesburg; the conference is hosted by Nantou Town Government and China- Southern Africa Trade and Expo center which will provide …

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OMEGA SA

Omega prides itself in the variety of products it produces. It offers a full range of products that have intelligent features, exceptional performance and meet your family needs. They are high quality and affordable products, user friendly and safe for any household. Omega products range from electronics, home entertainment systems …

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Global Sources Exhibition(Johannesburg) 2015 is Coming

Global Sources Exhibition(Johannesburg) 2015 is Coming

Global Sources Exhibition(Johannesburg) is a professional exhibition held by Global Sources, aiming to help Chinese exporting enterprises to expand the southern Africa market. In order to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises in Guangdong Province, Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province is going to hold “2015 Guangdong (South Africa) Commodity Fair” …

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Diplomatic Fun Fair 2015

Diplomatic Fun Fair 2015

On Oct 31st, the Chinese Embassy participated in the Diplomatic Fun Fair 2015 held by DIRCO. With various forms of Chinese culture displays and China-Africa quize, the Chinese Embassy won the OR Tambo Award for Best Overall stall and the Most Informative Stall.

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Fisher Girl

Fisher Girl

The Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Shenzhen hosted a Cultural Exchange event at Gold Reef City in Celebration of Heritage Day. The event was organised by Hakka Association as part of the ‘Year of China’ celebrations.

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Dreamlike Time

Dreamlike Time

The Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese of Shenzhen hosted a Cultural Exchange event at Gold Reef City in Celebration of Heritage Day. The event was organised by Hakka Association as part of the ‘Year of China’ celebrations. Dreamlike Time magician

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Chiss Kop makes authentic Spring Rolls-Trailer

Chiss Kop makes authentic Spring Rolls

In Chinese cuisine, spring rolls are savoury rolls with mostly cabbage and small amount carrots or other vegetables as your filling. The fillings are wrapped around a very thin pastry. The Spring rolls are deep fried, leaving a terrific contract between the crispy pastry and the tender and juicy interior. …

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SA rises 7 places in 2015/16 WEF Global Competitiveness

South Africa rises seven places from 56 to 49 of 140 countries in the 2015/16 results of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Global Competitiveness Index, improvements in technological readiness helped South Africa reverse a four-year decline and leapfrog seven positions to land back into the top 50. South Africa’s biggest …

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Fire burns down CHinese Fashion Store

A Chinese owned Fashion Store was burned down in Witbank, Mpumalanga on September 24, 2015. The fire started in the Fashion Store and later spread to other stores. A total of  four stores burned down and they all belong to the same owner. Fortunately no one was injured in the …

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Chinese business under major threat

A Chinese business owner had his life threatened by his employees after demanding a wage increase. The employees are dissatisfied with their pay at the manufacturing company and decided to protest in the streets of Ekangala, Mpumalanga. The strike lasted for a long time leading because of no settlement or …

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200,000 evacuated as Typhoon Mujigae hits southern China

A strong typhoon roared into southern China today, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines. Nearly 200,000 people in southern China were evacuated before Typhoon Mujigae made landfall near the city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong province just …

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Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd term

Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd year

The Chinese Community Police Forum Mpumalanga branch held their 2nd inauguration ceremony on the September 20  in Middleburg, Emalahleni. Mr Chen Fuzhou was selected as the Chairman of the Mpumalanga Chinese CPF for the second time running. He vowed to continue uniting the community and give his undying support to …

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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 remains committed to reform, peaceful devt: Xi

China’s stock market is recovering after recent ups and downs, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday at a major policy speech during a dinner hosted by the Washington State government and groups from Seattle. Xi was responding to concerns from the international community over China’s current economic situation and the …

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Chinese Embassy’s national day reception

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa held a national day reception on Tuesday, celebrating the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Minister of Trade and Industry in South Africa, Rob Davies and Ambassador of China Tian Xuejuan were the key speakers at the reception.   …

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Beijing Photo Week Exhibition

Beijing Photo Exhibition Week was held in Pretoria, as part of the “Year in China in South Africa”. The exhibition was organised by Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange as part of a way to introducing China to South Africa. The purpose of the exhibition was to show case the “rich …

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China leads tourism slump to South Africa

A comparison between June 2014 and June 2015 shows that, with the exception of France, the number of tourists decreased for all the other nine leading overseas countries, according to data released by Statistics SA. China had the largest decrease of 28.4% – from 5 823 tourists in June 2014 …

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Education and Culture vital in Chinese Heritage

A celebration in honour of “The 66th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” was held at Emperors Palace on Friday. The event was organised by the South Africa Chinese language of Education Foundation in association with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. The importance …

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Sport tournament held to curb crime

A soccer and netball tournament was held at the Mayfair grounds on Wednesday as part of the SAPS crime prevention campaign amongst teenagers. The crime prevention campaign was organised by the Johannesburg Police Services who came together with the Chinese Community Police Forum who bought trophies and medals for the …

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Embracing the Chinese Culture

Embracing the Chinese Culture

The power of embracing one another’s heritage makes South Africa a stronger nation. Whether you are Nguni, Indian or Chinese, celebrating culture always makes people proud of where they come from and leaves South Africa blossoming as a “Rainbow Nation”. The Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation …

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Kimberley and ChenZhou Become Sister Cities

kimberley and chenzhou become sister cities

A memorandum document was signed between the city of Kimberley in South Africa and ChenZhou China on the 23 September 2015 at the Parliament of Northern Cape. Mr Li Ping Deputy Governor of Chen Zhou and Mr Wu Shaokang chairman of Chinese CPF in South Africa attended the ceremony.

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StarTimes Group have high hopes for SA market

South African media companies have to beware of the StarTimes which was launched in South Africa at Woodmead Office Park, Johannesburg on Tuesday. Start Times Group, after launching in other African countries, is now the second largest DTV broadcaster in Africa. In Nigeria, StarTimes has knocked MultiChoice off (measured by …

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CHINESE WOMEN’S HIJACKING CAUGHT ON CAMERA

  Three armed robbers were caught on camera hijacking a Chinese national in her car at a traffic light on Langeman Drive in Kensington, Johannesburg on Tuesday. It is understood that the woman was sitting in her car at a traffic light when armed men wearing balaclavas jumped out of …

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Celebrate cultural diversity

South Africa, a home filled with fascinating citizens, known for its “Ubuntu spirit” and diversity having 11 official languages. The culture mix consists of the Nguni’s (Zulu, Swati, Ndebele, and Xhosa), Sotho, Tswana, Pedi (Northern Sotho), Venda, Tsonga, English and Afrikaans. Then there are the Chinese, Indians and Europeans. Each …

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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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The week of Hunan in Cape Town

In celebration of the Year of China in South Africa, The Hunan week will be held in Cape Town from September 21-25 2015 show casing some of the Province’s most unique attractions that set them apart from the rest of China and the rest of the world. The event will …

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South Africa: SA’s Diamond Industry Promoted in China

Pretoria — Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi is in China promoting the country’s diamond industry to ensure that South Africa remains an attractive investment destination of choice. “In addition, the country will be showcasing, through the national pavilion launched in 2013, jewellery and gem products by 20 South African entrepreneurs,” …

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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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Houjie Furniture Impresses South Africans

The Houjie Furniture Line of Foreign Trade held a presentation in Cyrildene on Wednesday as part of their tour around the world. The presentation showcased their manufacturing hub in the Dongguan City and their different styles of furniture. The guests were very surprised to hear that the entire province is …

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SA opens two new visa centres in China

Two new visa application centres have opened in Chengdu and Guangzhou, China, South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has confirmed. This is a result of the new regulations that require visa applications to be made in person, creating a significant expense for those who do not live near a South …

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Chinese volunteers to teach Mandarin in SA schools

The Chinese embassy requested that the subject be introduced and will be responsible for bringing in teachers from China and training SA teachers. Question: Who exactly will teach Mandarin when it is introduced in South Africa’s public schools as an optional subject next year? Here’s your answer: the Chinese government …

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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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China calling for joint efforts in China-Africa summit

Vice President Li Yuanchao met with former African leaders on Wednesday, calling for joint efforts to make the China-Africa summit in December a success. Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae; Mozambique’s former president Armando Guebuza; and South African former president Thabo Mbeki were present at the meeting. Hailing China and Africa …

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Chiss Kop Chinese Restaurant

chiss kop chinese restaurant

Creativity and art is a paramount in Chinese food. Now the chef at Chiss Kop Chinese restaurant cooks with such ease you would think its second nature to him. Chiss Kop Chinese restaurant has been around for 10 year and is placed in Ormonde. The restaurant is now well known …

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South Africa honoured to attend China’s celebrations-Zuma

South Africa was honoured to have been part of China’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of Japan’s occupation of China and the Second World War, President Jacob Zuma said Friday.”Over 35 million Chinese lost their lives defending their country during World War II. Despite this devastation, China …

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Zuma unveils school in Madiba’s Mvezo village

President Jacob Zuma unveiled a new school in Mvezo as a tribute to the former president Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Jacob Zuma urged the Mvezo children to use education as a way to get out of poverty. The Makgatho Lewanika Mandela Primary School costed R30 million and was unveiled by the …

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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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Shedding fresh light on China’s investment choices in Africa

China’s economic engagement in Africa tends to elicit controversy. Many Chinese deals are accompanied by Western headlines such as “China in Africa: Investment or Exploitation?”; or “Clinton warns against ‘new colonialism’ in Africa.” Yet in recent African public opinion polls China scored higher in popularity among Africa populations than anywhere …

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South African scholars to study in China

China beckons to 53 scholarship recipients, who have landed an opportunity to study in the eastern nation. They were excited about the chance, they said at a pre-departure orientation yesterday at Unisa (University of South Africa) in Pretoria.The Department of Higher Education and Training receives scholarships from various foreign governments …

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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 stocks tank in China-led sell-off

JOHANNESBURG Aug 24 (Reuters) – South African stocks tanked on Monday as a near 9-percent dive in Chinese shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities sent investors scrambling. Losses showed across the board, as big resource stocks such as Kumba Iron Ore leading the way with …

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Chinese military poised for V-Day parade

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Chinese soldiers have been sweating for three months over the parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 3. About 12,000 members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and veterans of both the Communist Party of China (CPC) …

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China rehearses V-Day parade

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — China held a large-scale rehearsal for the Sept. 3 military parade from Saturday evening to Sunday morning in Tian’anmen Square and along the Chang’an Avenue in downtown Beijing. More than 10,000 servicemen and servicewomen, about 500 military vehicles and nearly 200 aircraft attended the rehearsal, …

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SAPS and Chinese CPF take a stand on crime

In the fight against crime, woman abuse and recent increase in police killings the South African Police Services from Bedfordview, Cleveland and a few from Germistion marched from Eastgate Shopping Mall to the Bedfordview police station on Friday 21 August. The Chinese CPF supported the march and occasionally tried joining …

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Chinese Community Police Forum

A look at why the Chinese Community Police Forum was formed and how they have curbed the fight against crime in their society. The Chinese community, because of their vast range of businesses they became an easy target to crime. The members of their community were always complaining about crime …

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South Africa enters international arbitration stage

The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) has announced the creation of the China Africa Joint Arbitration Centre Johannesburg (CAJAC) which will establish South Africa on the international arbitration stage. The CAIAC, which will operate from South Africa and China, is the result of an agreement between AFSA, Africa ADR …

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Ancient Chinese Food

Rice is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chinese food. Yes it was the first grain farmed in China. However Northern China, because of its weather, gathered millet and sorghum instead. According to historians there is archaeological evidence of rice farming along the Yang-tse River. …

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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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Year of the Snake

Snakes are easily stressed because of their preference to work individually. They trust their judgement and act on it all the time. They hate failure.   Snake Personal Traits: Personality: Intelligent, charming, courageous, intuitive and can be materialistic Years of the Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 2977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929  Lucky colours: red, …

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South Africa to teach Mandarin in schools

South African state schools will introduce Mandarin lessons next year in a bid to bolster cultural relations with China, its largest trading partner, a government official said Wednesday. Basic education spokesman Elijah Mhlanga told AFP that South Africa hopes to teach Mandarin to “as many people as far as practically …

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South Africa ‘to gain from China’

As China and South Africa’s economic ties strengthen, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised that government stands to gain insight from the Asian country. Speaking in parliament yesterday [Wednesday] Ramaphosa said South Africa could learn from China in terms of how it managed its State-Owned Enterprises [SOEs]. “Do not scoff …

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Special Invite to Africa Chinese Woman Association

Bongi Zuma

Chairwoman of the Africa Chinese Woman Association Mrs Zhu Yiyuan(Anita) and members of the organisation have received an invite from Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation to attend a “Hats and Heels” high tea. The event is in celebration of Woman’s Month and aims to fundraise for her foundation. The Bonge-Ngema Zuma foundation …

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South African Band LBM China Tour – August 2015

South African four-time Grammy Award winning band Ladysmith Black Mambazo is touring China August, bringing their incredible artistry to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Suzhou, Xiamen, Dalian and Beijing. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. The band …

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The 6th inauguration of Chinese CPF

The event was celebrated in style at the restaurant in down town Cyrildene. The event was graced with the presence of Chinese CPF members, Consular Generals from the Johannesburg district including Consular-General Mia and colonels from the SAPS office including Colonel Steers and Mkhwanazi.  Alison Claire Roberts from the Cleveland …

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Bedfordview robbery caught on Dash Cam

According to Intelligence Bureau the following footage shows how criminals box in a Bedfordview family during peak hour traffic before robbing them. It is believed the footage was captured at the intersection of Van Buuren and Van Der Linda roads in Bedfordview. The area has many Chinese people and we urge …

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Chinese business delegation robbed in South Africa

A 10-member Chinese business delegation has been robbed of several hundred thousand yuan in South Africa. The businessmen hailing from Zhejiang province are said to have been robbed shortly after leaving the airport in Johannesburg, state-run China Radio International reported. “Most of the people with the delegation went to South …

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Sarah sails away to China

Nina Pienaar (24) from Rosebank is excited – and nervous – to be selected as one of the four sailors who is representing South Africa in the seventh Qingdao International Sailing Week in China. Besides being over the moon about travelling out of the country to compete with other big …

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Air China to Commence Beijing-Johannesburg Nonstop Service

Air China will start Beijing–Johannesburg nonstop service on October 29, 2015, which will be the first air link offered by a Chinese carrier between Mainland China and South Africa and also Air China’s first route to Africa. The service will spare Chinese travelers to South Africathe trouble of having to make a …

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ENGLISH- MANDARIN 101

Learning Manderin Part 2 Chinese – Nǐ shénme shíjiān kāi? English – what time do you open? Chinese – Tā yào huā duōshǎo qián? English – how much will it cost? Chinese – Zài yījiā fúzhuāng diàn…   English – At a clothing store…       Chinese – shì yī jiān …

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SA will benefit from BRICS bank – JZ

President Jacob Zuma says trade has increased by 70% between BRICS member countries over the past couple of years and that South Africa stands to benefit from the BRICS Development Bank. The President said this when answering questions for written reply at the National Assembly in Cape Town on Thursday. …

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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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South Africa should learn from the Chinese

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South Africa should raise the economic growth rate and promote inclusive growth to win the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said. “For us as a country, industrialisation is fundamental and we need to move-up the value chain,” Davies said at a two-day Export …

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Chinese: The year of Horse 01/31/2014-02/18/2015

2014 the year of the horse in the Chinese Zodiac

Horse Personal Traits: Personality: Active, Energetic, Kind, Rational, Cheerful, Optimistic, Sentimental and Straightforward Years of the Goat: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942 Lucky colours: yellow, green Lucky flowers: calla, lily, jasmine, marigold Lucky months: 4th, 9th, 12th Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7 Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, 6 Weaknesses: …

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Stellar Mall Free Rental Offer Begins

Stellar Mall has free rental sale, available for a limited period

Stellar Mall is having a FREE RENTAL LIMITED OFFER. The mall is located in the western district of Johannesburg which is the leading wholesale trading area in Johannesburg. The mall has a total area of 130 000 square meters and it also has residential apartments. The mall also has: ü  …

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Learning Chinese

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With English being the main language used to communicate in South Africa, it is essential to learn the language when living in South Africa. With the relationship of South Africa and China on the rise it is then essential to learn Basic English. Greetings Chinese: ni hao                                   …

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China’s Hisense aims for bigger bite of African market

China-Africa Development Fund, Hisense Opens New Industrial Park in South Africa

More than 100 dealers and agents from around the world joined China’s electronics manufacturer Hisense in a meeting in Cape Town aimed at bigger share of African market. Statistics show that Hisense televisions and refrigerators have a 20 percent market share in South Africa, ranking second in the industry. The …

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South Africa Issues Four Favourable Visa Policies

At the annual Trade Workshops held by South African Tourism recently in Beijing. Mr. Hamington Luzuko Mafenuka, 1st Secretary at the South African Embassy in China, announced four favourable visa policies: Chinese parents who go to South Africa with their children only need to submit the children’s certificates to a …

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Chinese Education in South Africa

Consul-General Dr Sun Dali, Consul-General Jiao and Consul-General Mai visited the South African Chinese Education Foundation at the Great Wall Palace on Thursday in discussion of Chinese schooling in South Africa. The seating dedicated at highlighting issues surrounding Chinese education in South Africa saw the presence of many senior members …

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Xu Weizhong visits The Chinese CPF

The Chinese Community Police Forum was graced by the presence of Xu Weizhong, Director and Research professor from the Institute of African Studies on Thursday. Mr Weizhong was accompanied by his colleagues from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR).They were coming to study and identify the cultural changes …

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S. African scholar, Chinese businessmen see closer Sino-Africa ties

Two Chinese companies operating in South Africa on Thursday reiterated their commitment to Africa’s economic growth and predicted that Sino-African relations are poised for growth. Representatives of FAW Vehicle Manufacturers (SA) and UnionPay, a global leading bankcard service, were contributing to a panel discussion in Johannesburg on Sino-Africa relations. Charles …

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Landwind finally launch their new SUV

If you have been thinking about upgrading to an SUV but found it to be too expensive; look no further as Jiangling Motors finally unveiled its low-priced Landwind SUV in South Africa. Mr Dai Weiping General Manager of JMC South Africa introduced the brand and its partnerships, and explained the …

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Chinese PLA celebrate 88th Anniversary

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army celebrated their 88th Anniversary in style at the Chinese Embassy on Wednesday with General Sigudu, Minister of Chinese Embassy mr LiSong and Admiral Higgs among the attendees. The Chinese PLA was founded on 1 August 1927 and has since made many acquaintances in the world …

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SA needs new visa approach after tourism drop – minister

South Africa’s new visa regulations have led to a “worrying drop” in foreign visitors, and a new approach may be needed, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday. Last year South Africa implemented new rules requiring visitors to provide biometric data when applying for visas, a problem for people in …

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Chinese CPF 6th Inauguration Planning

The Chinese CPF met on 24 July 2015 to arrange the 6th inauguration of its council members. The inauguration will be hosted on the 08 August 2015 at 30 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene. The local government officer, police station commander, Chinese embassy representatives, Chinese Consul General and members of the Chinese …

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SA, Chinese media challenged to improve coverage

The South African and Chinese media need to improve their coverage to inform the world about the achievements of the two nations, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi. “Through our bilateral relations with China, we’ve achieved a lot in terms of improving the lives of our people, but my view is …

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Lakshmi Mittals’ South African steel empire under pressure

ArcelorMittal SA, South Africa’s biggest steel manufacturer, has been bleeding for some time now due to the global slump in steel demand and cheap imports from China. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal’s South African operations have been put into what its chief executive officer has described as “emergency care” amid concerns …

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Unity in the Chinese community

The South African Chinese CPF received a visit on Thursday 24 July 2015 from members of the Consulate General of the PRC in their new offices on Marcia Street, Johannesburg commending them on with the work they do. Consular Generals from the Johannesburg office; Dr Sun Dali, Mai X, Jian …

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Dash cam highway robbers arrested

A group of seven men who were caught on camera robbing three people in a car on the M2 on-ramp in Crown Mines, have been arrested, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. The men were arrested in Midrand, Alexandra and Ga-Rankuwa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego …

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SA to benefit from Chinese workshop on radio, TV

A Chinese workshop on development and management of radio and television media for developing countries which starts this week is a joint effort to enhance cooperation and friendship between South Africa and China. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will today leave to Changsha City, Hunan province, China, to attend the Ministerial …

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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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China to help SA advance industrialisation

China has agreed to help South Africa advance its industrialisation process‚ develop its special economic zones and fast track its infrastructure build programme. The agreed initiatives are among the key outcomes of the official five-day visit to the world’s second biggest economy last week by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ who …

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Chinese products increase in tech world

Mediatech Africa 2015 held it’s biennially media and entertainment technology trade at The Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. It presented the latest technology trends as well as its ever growing live event systems. “This trade fair allows thousands of decision-makers in these key industries to discover new trends, solutions and service …

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BRICS bank opens for business in SHanghai

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

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China to train South African government

China has agreed to a placement of South African government officials and business leaders on a training and skills development programme, the Presidency said on Sunday (20 July). The agreement was made between the Chinese Academy of Governance and the South African National School of Government. “South Africa’s National School of …

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Govt must comply with court orders or face jail

An urgent court order granted in the North Gauteng High Court this week made it clear judges will not tolerate government officials ignoring court orders. Judge Segopotje Mphahlele granted an order which would have seen the director-general and deputy director-general of Home Affairs go to jail for three months unless …

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67 Minutes for the Elderly

The South African Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association (SAFOCH) along with the Free State South African Police Service (SAPS) celebrated their 67 minutes International Mandela Day by donating food parcels and blankets to the elderly of the Thaba Nchu region.               The event …

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Fong kong charges

In a move seen as an attempt to save face over a “misunderstanding”, China’s official press agency, Xinhua, yesterday reported that the Chinese authorities released the five South Africans they were holding only after they had signed “confessions” in which they admitted to “advocating terrorism”. One of the five, who …

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Air China to commence direct flights to SA‚ says DA

Air China would operate their flight via a code sharing deal with South African Airways

AIR China is to commence direct flights to South Africa‚ according to the Democratic Alliance (DA). “The DA is aware of the imminent announcement that Air China will start direct flights to South Africa‚ from Beijing on 29 October 2015‚ running three flights a week‚” DA spokesman on tourism James …

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CHINA ARRESTS: 5 SOUTH AFRICANS TO RETURN HOME TODAY

JOHANNESBURG – The families of five South Africans held in Inner Mongolia are now preparing to welcome their loved ones back home after a week of detention in China.Twenty people, including British and Indian nationals, were arrested in that country exactly a week ago.  On Thursday, the Gift of the Givers Foundation said …

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Eskom considers loan from Brics

Power utility Eskom has been in conversation with the Chinese for a while and are also considering borrowing money from BRICS bank (NDP) after the National energy regulatory of South Africa (NERSA) stands firm in rejecting its tariff hike application. “We need to spend money on diesel to avoid load-shedding …

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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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Anxiety as SA captives remain in China

The family members of the three South Africans arrested in China are concerned about their relatives who are not part of the 11 that were set to be released on Wednesday. Vodacom’s chief executive Shameel Joosub has expressed his concern for his family members whose fate is still unknown. International …

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10 South Africans remain detained in China

Johannesburg – Ten South Africans have been arrested without charge in China, having been part of a 20-strong tour group detained by Chinese officials last week, humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers said on Tuesday. The tour group were on a planned 47-day trip to explore the country, and comprised …

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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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China more worrying for SA than Greece

Johannesburg – Stock market volatility in China may present bigger risks to the South African economy than Greece’s possible exit from the eurozone, according to Barclays’ Africa unit. “Unlike Greece, China is a very important country directly to South Africa,” Peter Worthington, an economist at Barclays Africa Group’s investment banking …

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If China’s property bubble pops, SA may feel it

Johannesburg – The possible bursting of a Chinese property bubble together with weakness in other areas of the Chinese economy had “significant potential implications” for South Africa’s residential property market, FNB warned on Thursday. John Loos, the household and property sector strategist at FNB, said the potential impact was not …

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China opens first visa service centre in South Africa

China has opened a new visa application service centre in Johannesburg. Ecns.cn reports it will be the first visa service centre on the African continent, stating the move is to “make it easier for more South Africans to travel to China”. The Chinese Embassy confirmed that visa applications for the general public would …

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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’s Investment In Africa – The African Perspective

By Steven Kuo JOHANNESBURG – China’s interest in Africa is often said to come on the back of colonial aspirations. Newspaper headlines scream that Chinese firms, backed by the powerful and deep-pocketed Chinese state, will mop-up Africa’s business opportunities to the detriment of Western and indigenous firms. Given these developments, …

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President Zuma arrives in Russia

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Moscow in the Russian Federation for the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Presidency on Friday said President Zuma landed in Russia at the invitation of his counterpart President Vladimir Putin. “The President will attend the annual …

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Chinese president arrives in Russia for BRICS, SCO summits

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

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China’s Huawei helps advance literacy in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, July 8 (Xinhua) — China’s global technology giant Huawei and South African partners have launched an e- Libraries program here to help boost literacy in South Africa, where only 15 percent of the population have access to a community library. The program is a partnership with Vodacom South Africa, …

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South African vice president to visit China

BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) — South African Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit China from July 13 to 17, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Ramaphosa will come at the invitation of Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

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China, South Africa agree yuan clearing arrangement

BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) — The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the South African central bank to establish yuan clearing business in South Africa. The PBOC announced on Tuesday that it had signed the memo in South Africa and …

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Why Anchor Capital likes Alibaba

JOHANNESBURG – Over the past two years it has been the stance of various local fund managers: we prefer global equities to South African shares. But finding gems in a global investment universe that comprise of thousands of listed companies can be difficult. Comparatively, the South African market represents only …

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa: TIAN Xuejun

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At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. A few thousand Hong Kongers protested the turnover, which was otherwise celebratory …

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South African Ambassador Dolana Msimang Interviewed by CCTV

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President Zuma to attend BRICS Summit

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

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China’s top legislature ratifies BRICS bank agreement

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

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Africa’s largest transport exhibition kicks off

June 30, 2015 Africa Rail 2015 take place at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 2015 edition of Africa’s largest transport exhibition which features: Africa Rail, Aviation Festival Africa, Africa Ports and Harbour Show, Transport Security and Safety Show Africa and the Cargo Show Africa, opened here Tuesday. About …

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Chinese President Xi to attend BRICS, SCO summit next week

BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 7th BRICS summit and 15th SCO summit to be held in Ufa of Russia next week. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday that Xi will attend the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit on July 8-9 and …

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Africa invest in China

Bo Li CHINA, the world’s newest economic superpower, surpassed the US as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009. Since then, China’s investments in Africa have been growing at a staggering speed. But many people are not aware that the Sino-Africa relationship is not just a one-way street. Beyond the small …

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China Resets The Currency Markets

The Chinese central bank is backing its Yuan with GOLD. This may set the Yuan as a “New Reserve Currency.” If this happens, a new order in global currencies will appear. This would attract new foreign capital.  The rest of the world will view the Yuan as a real currency rather …

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PBF Trade delegation to Hangzhou and Wuhan, China

The PBF led a trade delegation over the period 14 – 19 May 2015 to the Chinese cities of Hangzhou in Zheijiang Province and Wuhan in Hubei Province. The trade delegation was accompanied by the Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela MP. The delegation was welcomed in Hangzhou during …

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South Africa’s current reindustrialization needs Chinese investment: experts

by Thuso Khumalo JOHANNESBURG, June 29 (Xinhua) — South Africa’s current reindustrialization programmes need investment from countries like China as the international situation around manufacturing has changed completely, said Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa. “In terms of the biggest countries that are …

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SA set for leadership in Brics bank

JOHANNESBURG  – South Africa has ratified two pieces of legislation and nominated two top executives as part of the bank’s management as it gets ready to assume leadership positions at the Brics bank. Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni and former Absa executive Leslie Maasdorp have received those nominations. Finance …

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BRICS Promoted Bank to Start Operations by April

The New Development Bank (NDB), promoted by BRICS nations, is expected to begin operations by April next year, its first President K V Kamath said on Thursday. Kamath will be taking over the mantle of the multilateral development institution next month in Shanghai, where it is headquartered. “I hope to …

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South Africa iron ore exports declined in Apr 2015

By  Paul Ploumis 29 Jun 2015  Last updated at  06:43:11 GMT KAMPALA (Scrap Monster): The South African iron ore exports dropped marginally during the month of April this year. Also, the cumulative exports during the initial four months of the year dropped slightly, according to latest released government data. According to data, the …

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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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Christmas in July for Tarlton Intermdiate School

By Vincent Dai, 26 June 2015 Christmas in July took place at the Tarlton Thusong service centre where the Southern Africa Chinese Industry and Commerce Federation donated the amount of R120 000,00 of goods to 521 pupils from the Tarlton Intermediate School.  The station commander LT Col Molefi welcomed the entire guest for …

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SA Embassy Received Delegation from CCPIT Tianjin Sub-council

Meeting between the South African Embassy and Representatives from the Tianjin Business Community On 25 June 2015, the South African Embassy in Beijing received a business delegation led by the Vice-Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Tianjin Sub-Council, Mr DONG Libin. The Embassy’s engagement …

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WOSA Announces Two Cape Town Winelands Trip Winners

2015-06-26 南非大使馆 Wines of South Africa Announces Two Cape Town Winelands Trip Winners To Discover One Of The World’s Oldest New World Wine Regions   June 2015, Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) announced the winners of WOSA’s most recent Mainland China WeChat competition. The competition, which will take winners Mr. Liu …

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South African ferro-chrome bolsters Chinese imports in May

China’s ferro-chrome imports went up by 18.5% month-on-month in May, due to increased supply from South Africa and higher demand for good-quality ferro-chrome from stainless steel mills. The country’s ferro-chrome imports rose to 240,844 tonnes in May, also up 20.3% year-on-year, according to Chinese customs data. Of the May imports …

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Southern African International Trade Exhibition

Electrifying atmosphere for business connections within the Science, technology, food and beverage industry, textile industry and other trade/retail industries. Johannesburg-The SAITEX (Southern African International Trade Exhibition) is the biggest business and networking platform in Africa. It is taking place from the 21st-2rd June 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. …

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Transnet out to woo investors after securing deal

TRANSNET is due to embark on a road show to woo international investors after the release of its annual results next month, it said on Tuesday. This comes after the logistics and Freight Company secured R3bn in funding from Germany’s KFW Development Bank this week, to finance 240 locomotives that …

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Ambassador Dolana Msimang Attends CRI Launch Ceremony

On 24 June 2015, CRIenglish.com, the official English website of China Radio International held a media showcase to release the documentary series “South Africans in China”. The filming of the documentary commenced in 2014 during the Year of South Africa in China and is being broadcast in June 2015 during …

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A farewell to Mr Zou Boaliang

22 June 2015 Johannesburg- The people of China Council JHB bid farewell to one of their staff members Mr Zou Baoliang(左宝良领事). Mr Baoliang was the general Councillor safety officer within the Johannesburg Department. He has been working for the People of China Council JHB, for 6 years as the safety …

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China leads slowdown as tourist arrivals plummet

BY HILARY JOFFE, 19 JUNE 2015, 06:02 OFFICIAL figures show that the number of tourists visiting SA from China have fallen sharply, demonstrating the effect of controversial new visa regulations, which require tourists to apply in person to South African consulates for their visas. Tourism and migration figures from Statistics SA …

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Learning Chinese in South Africa

China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner. In light of this, the department of basic education has approved the learning of Mandarin in South African schools from 2016. Some South Africans are reacting negatively to the news

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Africans invest billions of dollars in China

Beyond the small businesses that attract Africans in Guangzhou—the so-called ‘Chocolate city’ in China because of the large number of Africans who live there—African companies have made considerable investments in China. China, the world’s newest economic superpower, surpassed the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009. Since then, …

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WHO approves Chinese-made circumcision device

the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it had prequalified a single-use, disposable circumcision device that will contribute to the world fight against HIV/AIDS. The ShangRing, named after its inventor Shang Jianzhong from Anhui province, is made up of two concentric rings that clamp together to remove the foreskin of the …

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Chinese equity firm enters SA resource market at ‘a steal’

Heaven-Sent Capital’s acquisition of gold miner Village Main Reef is only the beginning of its venture into the SA market. Sungula NKabinde | 17 June 2015 00:53 Heaven-Sent Capital (HSC), the Chinese equity finance firm that has just bought gold and platinum miner Village Main Reef (VMR) for R637 million, will further increase …

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Johannesburg Workers Museum Opening

On the 6th June, 2015, was the opening of the Workers Museum in Johannesburg, where the opening exhibition was “Integration and staggered” art exhibition. Among the 300 attendees of  the event were; Zheng the Cultural Councilor of the Chinese Embassy, General Council Sun Dali of the China in Johannesburg Consulate, …

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A warm winter for Lovry Park community

One of Johannesburg city council Michael Sun attended a charity drive in Lovry Park on 6 may 2015 along with the Fort Sun lawyers, members of the Chinese community, South African and China Yiwu International Commodities Wu Bin, and the president of the Chamber of Commerce.    A donation event …

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South Africa’s cyber security deal with China is concerning: DA

The recently signed Cyber Security Pact with China is cause for concern about South Africa’s attitude towards restrictions on Internet freedom and cyber surveillance of Internet users, according to the DA. The DA’s Marian Shinn said she has written to Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele, asking for details of the terms …

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Africa: China’s Top Legislator Eyes Stronger Parliamentary Cooperation with South Africa

Moscow — Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang met here Monday with South African parliamentary leaders and called for closer cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures. China-South Africa relations have maintained robust development in recent years, said Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, …

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China Trading in Africa

China-Africa in the news: Zimbabwe-China trade, railways in Tanzania, Transnet trains, South Africa’s clothes manufacturers The relationship between Zimbabwe and China is often held up as a model of the wider China-Africa relations, according to a paper written by Zhang Chun and published by the South African Institute for International …

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Study in China – General Introduction

Foreign students education in New China began in 1950 and has developed a lot during the recent years. According to statistics, more than 41,000 within the 1995-1996 academic year foreign students of all types come from 125 countries and regions China including trainees focusing on languages, undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, …

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China House ‘a drop of love’ for orphans

Cape Town – Thirty-six destitute children will soon be able to call a new orphanage home. Chinese dignitaries including the ambassador to South Africa, Tian Xuejun, unveiled China House in Schaapkraal on Monday. Xuejun said he was excited about the launch of the orphanage and complimented the architecture, saying it …

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China in a Nutshell

China is one of the world’s four ancient civilizations; its history dates back over 5000 years ago in the Huanghe (Yellow) River basin and the middle Yangzi region. Research has proven China’s existence, for example; the neolithic sites of the Yangshao culture along the midsection of the Yellow River confirm …

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The Chinese Dynasties: Part 2

The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China, led by the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han. In 207 BC, the army led by Liu Bang conquered the …

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The intriguing beauty of Written Chinese

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Chinese cuisine

Chinese cuisine represents the richest and most diverse culinary heritages in the world. It originated in different regions of China and has been introduced to other parts of the world; from Southeast Asia to North America and Western Europe. A Chinese meal normally consists of two general components which are …

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SA manufacturers in China for training

 A group of 28 South African manufacturers in the leather and footwear industry has left for China on a three-month training programme to acquire advanced skills. The Department of Trade and Industry announced on Sunday that the group, which consists of shoe manufacturers from Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the …

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Free State, China build trade ties

15-4-2015 By More Matshediso Pretoria – Free State Premier Ace Magashule has encouraged the province’s business fraternity to build working relationships with their Chinese counterparts. This, the Premier said, will enable them to exchange the necessary skills and expertise to grow the economy of the province. The Premier was speaking …

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South Africa and China sign ICT plan

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele and China’s Industry and Information Technology Minister Miao Wei signed the agreement in Cape Town on 8 June. “This Plan of Action with China is opportune as we implement our broadband policy and strategic plan that calls for the development of a …

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South Africa gives conditional approval to Hebei-Duferco merger

South Africa’s competition authorities have approved with conditions a merger between China’s Hebei Iron and Steel Group Co. and Swiss-based Duferco International Trading Holding, which has units in the southern African country. Hebei, China’s largest steel-making group, raised its stake in Duferco to 51 percent last year, to increase the …

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African expats find success in China

China’s Little Africa lies in the southern city of Guangzhou, where about 200,000 Africans have come to pursue an array of business opportunities. Many have witnessed China’s economic boom and transformation, and some have chosen to settle down in the country. In today’s program, we take you to China’s “Chocolate …

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Chinese Navy Fleet Visits South Africa

A Chinese naval fleet has docked in Cape Town as part of their final port of call, after sailing down the West Coast of Africa. The fleet is an escort task group that consists of three vessels and that lay anchor in Table Bay harbor. South African navy officials and …

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South Africa celebrates first Confucius Institute Day

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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 Ballet Artists Scoop Awards in S.A Competition

A team of Chinese ballet artists have excelled at this year’s 4th South African international ballet competition in Cape Town. In the only such event on the continent, some of the best ballet artists from around the world were invited to compete in various categories including classical and contemporary dance

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CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE PERFORMANCE TOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA

A Chinese Cultural performance dubbed the Confucius Institute Performance Tour was staged Friday in St. Andrew’s College, South Africa. By showcasing the Chinese Dancing, Martial Arts and Singing, the performance which upholds the theme of China Africa connection gained a burst of applause in spreading Chinese culture and stepping up …

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China, South Africa sign currency swap deal

China’s central bank signed a currency swap agreement valued at 30 billion yuan (4.9 billion U.S. dollars) with the South African central bank on Friday. The agreement lasts for three years, and can be extended upon agreement by both sides, said a spokesman for the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). …

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China Exhibition Opens in Stellenbosch

Co-organized by the Confucius Institute of University of Stellenbosch and Museum of the university, Images of China, an exhibition of the private collection of Chinese paintings and craft artifacts by Prof. Wim Tijmens was kicked start on 20 May. Consul General Liang Shugen, Prof. Robert Kotze and Ms Jian Fuai, …

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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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Africa Focus: Southern Africa region presents huge opportunities for China-Africa industrial cooperation

  HARARE, May 1 (Xinhua) — Leaders of 15 southern African countries, ranging from resources-rich Democratic Republic of Congo to the continent’s manufacturing hub South Africa, have adopted a half-a-century strategy to industrialize the region. Experts say the strategy can bring huge opportunities for China-Africa cooperation as Beijing announced earlier …

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China, South Africa vow to strengthen industrial cooperation

South African President Jacob Zuma has met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Cape Town.  At the meeting, the two sides vowed to strengthen industrial cooperation. Zuma thanked China for its consistent support and help in South Africa’s development. He said African countries welcome Chinese engagement in stepping up their industrialization. Wang …

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Mandarin to be taught in SA schools

“Ai Mama Wo Tongguò Jizhì,” translates to “Hey mom I passed matric”. If your child takes Mandarin as a school subject, they will be able to understand this. The Department of Basic Education has approved the Chinese language as part of the school curriculum, offering pupils the opportunity of learning …

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SA hit in US-China trade battle

The collapse of the Doha trade negotiations has pitted the US against China in a bid to dictate new global terms of trade, with developing countries like South Africa caught in the middle. South Africa’s former ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Faizel Ismail, told a colloquium on China …

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Air China puts direct route to SA on hold

Air China has cancelled the launch of its much-anticipated direct flights to South Africa. Air China spokesperson Jane Hu told Traveller24, that “The flight has been cancelled due to xenophobic attacks last month. China did issue a travel warning to our citizens not to travel to South Africa at that stage. “People are …

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China, S. Africa vow to strengthen industrial cooperation

South African President Jacob Zuma met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Cape Town on Wednesday, with the two sides vowing to strengthen industrial cooperation. At the meeting, Zuma thanked China’s consistent support and help in South Africa’s development, which he said has reflected the political trust and sincere …

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Business as usual for Chinese business owners

As the competition for cheap goods increases, China malls have appeared around the country. And in the face of that competition, Chinese businessman Robin Xu and his colleagues will be working through the Chinese New Year celebrations — which are set to continue for the next two weeks. Xu has …

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New study probes Chinese community in SA

A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. “Despite having arrived as mineworkers in …

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Transnet gets R30bn loan from Chinese bank

TRANSNET broke new ground on Thursday when it became the first state-owned company to secure significant financing from China. It signed a R30bn loan agreement over 15 years with the China Development Bank to fund its locomotive build programme. Transnet has embarked on its biggest recapitalisation to date which includes …

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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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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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HNA/Hainan Airlines buys 6.2% of South Africa’s Comair, accelerating China-Africa aviation links

China’s expansive HNA Group, including flagship carrier Hainan Airlines, is continuing its international acquisition strategy with a USD13 million investment for a 6.2% stake in South Africa’s Comair, which operates a full-service brand under a British Airways franchise and a low-cost carrier, Kulula. Uniquely to recent airline acquisitions, Comair is …

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Chinese tour operators take South Africa off their lists

CHINESE TOUR OPERATORS TAKE SOUTH AFRICA OFF THEIR LISTS.

CHINESE tour operators have taken South Africa off their brochures because of the visa requirements kicking in today, tourism sector representatives, Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) and Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata), said on Friday in a last ditch effort against the new regulations. Satsa chief executive …

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SA spies suspect China behind nuke facility break-ins

South African spies suspect China was behind a series of break-ins at a nuclear facility near Hartbeespoort Dam, secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera state.   It is also suspected that Chinese agents stole technology in order to gain an advantage in a new kind of nuclear power generation, the …

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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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China’s yuan is no longer undervalued

China’s currency (yuan) “is no longer undervalued”; this is according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The United States has long put forward that China has manipulated the value of the yuan to in order to boost its own exports. Undervaluation has been a problem in the past, says the …

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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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CHINESE PEOPLE CLASSIFIED AS “BLACK” IN SOUTH AFRICA

Jacob Zuma, President of the African National Congress, with Hu Jintao in Beijing last week (Reuters)

The country’s estimated 20,000 ethnic Chinese were classed as “coloured” during the apartheid era but campaigners argued that since 1994 they had been seen largely as “white”. This had excluded them from South Africa’s economic empowerment schemes which give preference for job applications and contract tenders to black, Indian and …

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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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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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SA, China happy with BRICS bank progress

South African and Chinese governments

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

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The China Week opens in University of the Western Cape

The China Week opens in University of the Western Cape

On April 13th, China Week was launched at University of the Western Cape (UWC). Consul General Liang Shugen, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, Rector and Vice Chancellor of UWC, Mr. Ghalib Jeppie, Director of Department of the International Relations of Ministry of Higher Education and Training, Mr. Hu Jianhua, Chairperson of Cape …

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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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China’s top legislator eyes stronger parliamentary cooperation with South Africa.

CHINA'S TOP LEGISLATOR EYES STRONGER PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION WITH SOUTH AFRICA.

Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang met in Moscow Monday with South African parliamentary leaders and called for closer cooperation between the two countries’ legislatures. China-South Africa relations have maintained robust development in recent years, said Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, during …

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China, UK, Australia issue travel warnings for SA

CHINA, UK, AUSTRALIA ISSUE TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR SA

Issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government via its website, the amber travel alert states: “Residents intending to visit the country or who are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people.” The move does not …

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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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