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Vision China to be held in South Africa

The third event of Vision China, a series of talks organized by China Daily, will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 17. Four speakers will present their perspectives on BRICS and globalization to the audiences. Mr Riaan Le Roux – The DTI COO Mr Zhao Zhongxiu – The …

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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, SADC to Join Forces On Ivory Trafficking

The People’s Republic of China is willing to assist Namibia and other SADC countries to launch a robust joint regional law-enforcement initiative to tackle head-on the trafficking of elephant ivory, rhino horns and other wildlife products, as part of China’s resolve to combat the scourge of poaching. New Chinese ambassador …

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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-funded school a beam of hope for Namibian students

As Namibia seeks to improve citizens’ livelihoods through education, a China-funded school in the national capital Windhoek is contributing to the realization of the goal. Chairman Mao Zedong High School, named after the Chinese communist revolutionary leader, has become a beam of hope for students, who had to receive lessons …

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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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China-Africa Rare Masks Exhibition in Henan

    A child staring at helmet masks at the “God of Rainforest–China-Africa Rare Masks Exhibition” in Zhengzhou City, capital of central China’s Henan Province, July 28, 2017. The exhibition was hosted by Henan Museum and was opened to public on Friday. More than 130 exhibits on display showed the …

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SA, China to Participate in Trade Talks

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

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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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Li makes history for China

Chinese prodigy Li Haotong registered his country’s best-ever performance in a major after shooting a 63 in his final round at Royal Birkdale on Sunday to finish third in the Open Championship. Li, 21, started the day at +1 for the championship and parred his first seven holes before a …

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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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Angola thanks China for economic development

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

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CHINA CONFIRMS THE CANCELLATION OF ZIMBABWE’S DEBTS

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

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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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BRICS games impress audiences

GUANGZHOU, June 23  — Springing from the floor brandishing a long wooden stick, Michele Silva Dos Santos described an elegant arc through the air. It is the 2017 BRICS Games and the 25-year-old Brazilian wushu practitioner deeply impressed Chinese audience. “It’s hard to believe such a routine was performed by …

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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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SA – China (Fujian) Trade and Investment Promotion Conference

11 April 2017 Sandton, The  South African – China (Fujian) Trade and Investment Promotion Conference took place at the Radisson Blu. In attendance were Chris van Biljon (Ekurhuleni Business Initiative), Phelisa Nkomo (MEC of Gauteng Province) and Liu Depei (Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce). The conference covered business opportunities in the Fujian Province …

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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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Chinese Embassy and Confucius classroom donate language teaching equipment

Pretoria- 06 March 2017 Willowridge High School hosted the handing over ceremony for the Language Teaching Equipment which was donated by the Chinese government.  The Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga and Chinese ambassador to South Africa Ambassador Tian Xuejun were in attendance to oversee the ceremony. Ambassador Tian Xuejun encouraged the learners …

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TCA DECIDES TO LAY CHARGES AT SAHRC

The Chinese Association (Gauteng) has decided to lay charges at the South African Human Rights Commission against various individuals for hate speech and racist comments made against the Chinese community. The decision was made after various xenophobic comments were posted on Carte Blanche, Karoo Donkey Sanctuary and on the TCA …

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Ethiopia-China on Dynamic Economic Relations: Mekonen

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

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Nkoana-Mashabane conclude a successful working visit to China

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to China. “The purpose of the visit was to meet with my counterpart, Minister WANG Yi and Vice Minister of Finance SHI Yaobin to discuss the South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and progress we are making bilaterally,” …

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

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

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China interested in investing in Malanje Province, Angola

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

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Why African Nations Welcome China: Prof Michiko Kitaba

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

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Chinese Government Gives Uganda 200 Rice Containers

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

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Chinese Mega Investors Set for Tanzania’s special economic zone

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

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CARE: A Global charity group warns of famine in Somalia

An international charity on Tuesday warned of a potential famine in parts of Somalia without funding to support millions of food insecure people. CARE International said consecutive droughts over the last two years, exacerbated by one of the strongest El Nino events ever recorded, have completely depleted people’s food supplies …

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Namibia seeks further cooperation with China, UN in food security

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

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African travel companies more excited with Chinese visitors?

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

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

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

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China, South Sudan strengthen cooperation in health sector

China and South Sudan have agreed to boost cooperation in the health sector by enhancing knowledge sharing, capacity building, and hospital to hospital collaboration. The deal which was sealed in Juba on Friday will also allow Chinese health specialists to set up experimental operations and management units in the East …

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African Confucius Institute students perform at CRBC event

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

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China hails Mozambique’s leaders’ dialogues towards peace

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

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Ethiopian parliament approves infrastructure loan agreement with Chinese bank

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

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Zimbabwe government seeks Chinese funding to develop ICT infrastructure

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

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Tanzania-Zambia railway project shows benefit of Chinese aid

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

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Chinese new app unleashes Kenyan artistic talent, brands

Tipping Points Technology Limited, an information and communications technology company based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, East China, is bringing new opportunities for Kenya’s performing artists through its live streaming app Live-Baze. The artists are able to display their talent, earn money and fame, and receive virtual gifts from fans. Launched …

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Ambassador Qiu Meet Namibian Chamber of Environment

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

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Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown

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

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Tanzania pledges to cement stronger relations with China

Tanzanian Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Saturday Tanzania will continue cherishing and strengthening relations with China for the benefit of the peoples of the two friendly countries. Hassan made the pledge during celebrations marking the Chinese New Year held at Mnazi Mmoja grounds in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. …

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Chinese-funded Silkroad Int’l Bank opens in Djibouti

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

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Chinese Media Make Inroads Into African Continent

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

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Tanzania Joins China-Led Big Economic Strategy – Hassan

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

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

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

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

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

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Africa’s leading conservationists hail China’s ivory ban

The Chinese government’s decision to terminate ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017 marked a critical milestone in the journey toward eliminating poaching and other threats to Africa’s elephant species, a conservationist group said on Wednesday. Kaddu Sebunya, president of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hailed China for taking …

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China Can Do, Tanzania Also Can Do: Dr Lu Youguing

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

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China Pushes Agenda of Peaceful Co-Existence Model

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

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About 200 Tanzania’s Factories On Dar-China Plan

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

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Zimbabwe Exports 35 Jumbos to China – wildlife authorities

Zimbabwe has exported 35 African elephants from Hwange National Park to China after satisfying Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) requirements on wildlife translocation.The translocation also followed a visit to the Asian country by local game stakeholders to inspect facilities and conditions under which the jumbos would live. …

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China’s Africa Policy Addresses Poverty

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

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Pharmaceutical industries see opportunity in Africa

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

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Tanzania commends China for banning ivory trade

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

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China-built Jubek school inaugurated in South Sudan

Authorities in South Sudan’s central state of Jubek have inaugurated Jubek Model Secondary School built with support from the Chinese government. The new school located in the suburb of Gudele, west of the South Sudanese capital of Juba, is built using a grant of 8 million U.S. dollars provided by …

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Africa lauds China’s move to close ivory market trade

A coalition move of 15 African countries on Friday welcomed China’s commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing’s goodwill in protecting Africa’s elephants. The countries that are members of the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) said in a joint statement issued …

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Chinese company is taking power connection to Kenya

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

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Chinese construction company to build tallest building in Djibouti

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

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

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

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Relief food donated by China distributed in Namibia

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

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Namibian association welcomes China’s ivory ban move

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

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Zambia reaffirms its commitment to one-China policy

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

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Ethiopian Airlines to add direct flight to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines recently announced expansion of its network to Chengdu, the capital city of southwestern Sichuan province, marking the fifth Chinese city in the airline’s expanding map. The new flight is due to start on June 5 and will fly between Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and Chengdu. It will be …

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Survey shows positive outlook toward China’s investments

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

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Chinese drummer spreads African rhythm at home

When Zhao Yu plays the djembe, his pleasure is infectious each stroke on the goat skin-covered drum indicates his love for the instrument and the West African Malinke culture it originates from. Zhao discovered the djembe when he was 25 and one of his colleagues gifted him a toy djembe …

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Kenya Airways inks deal to improve connectivity in Asia

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

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Sudan, China keen on sound mining cooperation

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

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China continue to make Africa’s journey a smooth ride

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

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Chinese foreign minister to visit five African countries

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

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Kenyan officials, conservationists laud China’s ivory ban

China’s latest ban on processing and sale of ivory products marked a historic milestone in efforts to save African elephants from poaching, Kenyan wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Richard Leakey, chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), hailed the Chinese government’s decision, saying it will revitalize global action on illegal …

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China Ivory Trade Ban gets Prince William praises

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

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Chinese investment crucial for most African countries

Trade between China and Africa reached a new high last year, totaling US$198.5 billion, and there are now approximately 1 million Chinese people in Africa, according to Africa Progress Panel. China has been a major player on the continent since 2000, when the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) was established. …

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China Willing to Strengthen Security Cooperation With Algeria

China seeks to strengthen its security cooperation with Algeria, said Sunday in Algiers, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Huilai. “China seeks to strengthen cooperation with Algeria in the security field,” the Chinese official told the press following the audience granted to him by Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine …

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China Donates U.S.$1.2 Million to AU Mission in Somalia

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

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Stumbling Blocks for FDI Flow Mentioned at CNIE workshop

A workshop heard on Tuesday that Chinese investors are committed to invest in Africa but are held back by lack of proper information on the continent’s business environment. The Secretary General of Chinese Follow-up Committee for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Amb Lin Songtian said African think tanks and media …

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Zimbabwe-China Trade to Reach $1bn Mark

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

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Angola and China Want to Strengthen Cultural Cooperation

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

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Ethiopia hails Sino-Ethiopian cooperation in various areas

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

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China hands over hydropower rehabilitation project to Ethiopia

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

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Wang Yong: Chinese fund invests 4 billion USD in Africa

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

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Uganda Hails China’s Skilling of government Officials

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

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Africa needs China to supplement its economic ambitions

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

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China helping rural Kenyans access adequate healthcare

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

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Gabon’s infrastructure plans get major boost with loans from China

China agreed on Wednesday to provide preferential loans to Gabon to support the African country’s infrastructure projects. President Xi Jinping and Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba oversaw the Beijing signing ceremony of four bilateral cooperative documents, two of them including preferential loans. China would provide preferential loans for a perimeter …

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Xi offers congratulations to Gambian president-elect

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

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Fan Changlong: China willing to strengthen ties with Djibouti

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

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Chinese high-ranking official meets with Tunisian president

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

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UNAIDS participates in China-Africa Children Summer Camp

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

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Chinese doctors launch cataract surgery operation in Burundi

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

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China deploys female peacekeepers in South Sudan

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

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China, Sierra Leone sign major cooperative agreements

China and Sierra Leone signed six cooperative documents on Thursday to enhance cooperation in areas including health, finance and diplomacy. President Xi Jinping and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest BaiKoroma witnessed the signing of the agreements in Beijing. Xi said that when the deadly Ebola epidemic was rampant in West …

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China, Sierra Leone upgrades bilateral relationship

China will help Sierra Leone improve its industrialization and public health system, President Xi Jinping said Thursday. Xi and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma witnessed the signing of cooperation documents after their talks in Beijing, which covered areas including diplomacy, economy, infrastructure development and health. The two heads of …

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China, Egypt pledge to conjoin developing strategies

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

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Sudan, China agree to elevate ties to strategic level

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

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Uganda hails China’s skilling of government officials

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

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BitPesa automates payments between Africa and China

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

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Ghanaian president commissions China-funded modern market

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

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Chinese firm provides scholarship for Ethiopian university students

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

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Reporters on trip to discover China-Africa cooperation fruits

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

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News Journalists visit Chinese enterprises in East Africa

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

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China donates $1.2m to African Union mission in Somalia

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

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China donates to disaster fund of drought-hit Namibia

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

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China and Ethiopia boost military ties – Fan Changlong

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

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

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

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China, South Africa agree on five key areas of cooperation

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

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Ethiopia, China pledge to further strengthen bilateral relations

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

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Africa Hub – A new business park for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who are keen to reposition their favourite brands but have no working space to conduct their businesses are invited to the Africa Hub Roadshows currently underway in Soweto. Africa Hub is a brainchild of the China Southern Africa Expo and Trade Centre in Joburg and it’s aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs …

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China pledges to deepen military cooperation with Tanzania

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

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Chinese in South Africa note with concern rhino poaching crime

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

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China continues to promote global health: Premier Li

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

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Chinese parlour employee denies involvement in poaching scandal

Wei Chelsea, a Chinese employee at the notorious Mpumalanga Massage Parlour owned by a self-confessed rhino poacher Guan Jiang Guang, who fingered South Africa’s State Security Minister  as his accomplice, has denied being involved in the syndicate. Chelsea, who visited the Chinese Community Policing Forum (CPF) in Joburg on November …

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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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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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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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Angola: Over 57 Youths in China for Scholarship

Luanda — At least 57 Angolan youths arrived in China over the weekend for a five to six-year training programme furthering their education in various higher education institutions of the Asian country. Of the beneficiaries, according to a press release from the Embassy of Angola in China, 42 students are …

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SA, China to Collaborate On Moloto Rail Development Corridor

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and China Communications Construction Company Limited have signed a MoU to explore various infrastructure development initiatives. Key among them is the Moloto Rail Development Corridor, the Presidency said on Wednesday. The MoU was signed at the 2nd Investment Africa Investment Forum attended …

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CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS GROWING STRONG

The debate around China-Africa cooperation is not new, it has been widely debated. There are many views on the topic. China and Africa share a long-standing common historical background. Both continents were colonized by the western powers.   Today they share common developmental goals in the following areas: Education, industrialization …

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CHINA’S FLEXIBLE GADGETS GO INTO OPERATION

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

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SOUTH AFRICA RENMINBI USAGE UP BY 65 PERCENT

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

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LARGEST SUBWAY TRAIN UNVEILED IN BEIJING

Media personnel’s and some VIP guests were treated to the exclusive unveiling of the largest subway train to date. Referred to as the Beijing Subway Line 16, the train is anticipated to carry approximately 80, 000 passengers per day. The Subway Line 16 will go through its first test by …

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MOZAMBIQUE TURNS TO CHINA FOR FINANCIAL AID

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

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LI URGES TOP ADVISERS TO RELY ON BROAD VISION

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

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Coega courts R11bn Chinese deal in South Africa Cape Town

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

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71-YEAR-OLD WANG ZHOUSANG BREAKS THE INTERNET

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

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Chinese Dairy products recovers from high safety scandal

Following eight years of tightened regulation and an industry overhaul the Chinese dairy products are emerging from the shadow cast by high-profile safety scandals, according to a report released Tuesday. The quality of domestic milk products has improved substantially, according to a report from the Dairy Association of China (DAC). …

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

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

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G20 SUMMIT CITY

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

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Fun & Biz Africa Expo 2016

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

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2016 TRUCK X CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Truck makers, telematics, technologist and logistic business expert came together, to the exhibition of the 2016 truck x conference, to get all the  latest trends involving cars, including the challenges in the local transport sector faced by many motorists. We were also among the media invited at the expo held …

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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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FUN & BIZ AFRICA EXPO 2016

Guangdon Grandeur international exhibition from China presents the 2nd “ Fun & Biz Expo”, in South Africa presenting vast business opportunities and partnership relations between the two countries for Tourism, Leisure, Recreation and Modern business to South the African amusement and attraction expo. A press – release hosted at Garden …

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