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  1. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church Perched above Nelson Mandela Square, peering over the head of the larger-than-life bronze statue of South Africa's most iconic figure, the studios of American ... Cup has turned into a coming-out parade for the sport in the world's most influential nation; the Americans have come to South Africa to play, not only on the pitch but in the stadiums ...

  2. Michael Church In South Africa

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church There's no such thing as a quick pit stop during a road trip in South Africa, where all journeys need to include an allowance for conversation time. In a country where ... the years of apartheid. Bloemfontein lies at the heart of this community, serving as one of South Africa's administrative and judicial capitals and, for the World Cup, as one of nine host ...

  3. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... ahead of the start of this year's World Cup finals. 'We have supported Africa's aspirations every step of the way. We have rejoiced in Africa's success. 'And just as Africa had Asia's full support in winning the rights to this World Cup, I want to assure Europe, on behalf of the AFC, that we recognise and support their desire to host the 2018 edition. ...

  4. Continent of hope let down again

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... classrooms that were testament to the battered economies of Africa. Most of the desks could have been transported from Victorian England. Some children had no desks and wrote on scraps of paper ... in Africa that is holding it back. Independent for half a century, African countries are still quick to blame colonialism for their own failures. South Korea had a wretched colonial inheritance, ...

  5. China's investments ease Africa's poverty, says World Bank report

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... roads, railways, dams and power stations was helping improve Africa's decrepit infrastructure. That lack is blamed for chipping one percentage point off the growth rate of African economies ... Tom Miller in Beijing China's massive infrastructural investments in Africa are helping to cut poverty in some of the world's poorest countries, a new World Bank report says. ...

  6. Chinese loans go a long way in Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... being finalised Angola: Provides China with 10,000 barrels of oil a day South Africa: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China bought 20% of Standard Bank for US$5.6 billion. Zijin Mining Group ... Toh Han Shih Like the Christian missionaries of the past, China is striding through parts of impoverished Africa dispensing favours and gifts. But the mainland is not after souls- ...

  7. It's not the economy, folks

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a massive economic campaign to prop up Hong Kong's economy. On the other, it is issuing strong warnings to people in the territory not to try and speed up the pace of democratisation. ... that 'pushing too hard on democracy will be fatal'. The mainland is hoping that the mood in Hong Kong will change once the economy rebounds - and it is doing everything it can to make that happen. ...

  8. Rebuilding Caroliners eye South Korea star Seol

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no problem with our offer, but Seol is still considering his options, as playing in Hong Kong may affect his chance of making the South Korea team for the World Cup finals in South Africa. 'The ... Chan Kin-wa Champions South China would like to sign South Korea international Seol Ki-hyeon, now playing for English Premier League side Fulham, as they prepare for another assault ...

  9. Power transition and economy top agenda for Kim Jong-il's meetings

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing North Korean politics and its economy will top the agenda for leader Kim Jong-il's meetings with Beijing's leaders today, even though nuclear diplomacy ... Hu Jintao, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed sources. 'It is predicted that the summit talks between North Korea and China will be held [today],' Yonhap ...

  10. Economy faces testing times, official says

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... economy was at a critical stage of shifting from stimulus- and policy-driven growth to self-sustaining growth. However, Zhu, who is also the ministry's chief engineer, told a briefing ... the mainland economy faced a tougher and more complex external environment. The mainland's trade surplus shrank in September as exports and imports slowed sharply, official data showed yesterday, ...




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