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  1. Why China's next generation could be fed by Africa

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Dave Malcomson, of the South African embassy in Beijing, said: 'If there is one area where Africa has an advantage, its agriculture. 'Agricultural industry could bring a lot of revenue, and the basic structure of most African economies is based on agriculture.' South Africa is China's second largest ...

  2. 18pc of budget for farming to ensure food security

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Africa.' A severe drought that hit the south in the spring of 2009 left millions of rural people lacking clean water and reduced the productivity of farmland. Another drought this winter ... in the past three decades, but agricultural experts say the modernisation of farming, which has always been regarded as 'the foundation of the economy', had lagged behind. Farmers' ...

  3. Out of Africa on a mission

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... us'. The section has been replaced by the Cinemas of the South Pavilion, which screens films from the southern hemisphere: African filmmakers, from Mali, Sudan, Ivory Coast and Namibia met ...

  4. Show that the world cares

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore One year ago, British Prime Minister Tony Blair established a top-level commission on Africa, calling the continent's problems a scar on the world's conscience. ... This is how we learned of the north-south divide, the Third World and the political objective of 0.7 per cent of government revenue in aid. In 2000, at the UN headquarters in New York, 100 leaders ...

  5. HK to feel disasters' financial punch

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The fallout on the Hong Kong economy from the disasters in Japan will be greatest in the next three to six months, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's ... in North Africa and the Middle East will cause Hong Kong's exports to shrink by 0.6 per cent. ...

  6. BRICS will become a force to be reckoned with, say researchers

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Government researchers say the BRICS countries- a grouping that represents the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- will grow ... Libya. (South Africa voted for the resolution.) Zheng Xinli, vice-chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchange, said at a separate forum on Wednesday that, in the next five ...

  7. Ill-timed, myopic tariffs distort potential for developing economies

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Braude

    ... economy, it certainly did not need to face economic sanctions from Europe. But it is also fair to argue that whoever had the bright idea of tipping off the newspapers about the new tariff had taken ... on the aftermath of the disaster, it would be folly to waste the opportunity to raise awareness of just how damaging western protectionism can be to fragile developing economies. But anti-dumping duties ...

  8. Don't forget Darfur now that peace deal is signed

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about a solution to the related conflict in Darfur. Both these objectives are far from certain. But the ending of the north-south conflict is a source of great hope. It was Africa's longest ... needs to be done to cement the peace, especially to improve the lives of people in the south. Otherwise, it is unlikely that the peace will hold. The agreement, signed at a lavish ceremony ...

  9. G8 no longer the body to tackle global problems

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Berlusconi, are the financial crisis, climate change, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, development in Africa and less advanced economies, and regional and global security, with special emphasis ... tried to make up for this by holding discussions with emerging powers China, Brazil, India and South Africa. This is laudable, but remains a half-measure. These nations have to sit equally ...

  10. China South Locomotive faces challenge to enhance its margin

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... products to more than 30 regions in the world, including Asia-Pacific, Africa and South America. Overseas contracts amounted to US$570 million last year, a 171.4 per cent increase from 2002, ... Kandy Wong and Wong Ka-chun China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock, the mainland's largest maker of rolling stock, could be a good pick for investors seeking market leaders, ...




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