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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 07:09am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to establishing a permanent representative office in Beijing. Foreign relations Reuters Xi Jinping wrapped up his Africa trip in Brazzaville. South African Press Association "Let him bring work!" a 34-year-old Congolese carpenter reacts to Xi's visit. Agence-France Presse Japan seeks Mongolia's support in Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute. Yonhap This January, North Korea imported ...

  2. News - China

    China looks to Russia, Africa after transition

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 07:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition. Chinese Foreign minister Yang Jiechi said the visit would take place “soon” and that Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo would ... wraps up on March 17 and a summit of BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- that the president will attend in South Africa starts March 26. The choice for the new ...

  3. China's responsibility on the world stage

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao's third trip to Africa in four years shows the importance Beijing attaches to the world's poorest, but one of its most resource-rich, continents. Past visits ... people have been killed, 2.5 million more made refugees and tens of thousands of women raped while the government claims otherwise- is ample evidence. Elsewhere in Africa, endemic corruption ...

  4. Courting African hearts

    Posted Feb 20th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... and mainstream media quick to find fault with China's economic and diplomatic efforts in Africa. While Beijing may not have Washington's angelic human rights record, it supported many of the liberation movements that ousted dictatorial and racist governments. Beijing is now writing off the same debts that cemented cyclical poverty in Africa, building the infrastructure that western aid ...

  5. Beijing can broker Sudanese peace

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... two million lives. Some of those wounds were expected to start healing last July when the predominantly animist and Christian south seceded from the mainly Muslim north. But the prickly issues ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 10, 2013

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... observe and to always be aware that even the smallest detail reflects on Hong Kong's image. Jim Francis, North Point   Government must snub land offer The Hong Kong government should ... clarification. Lo suggests that opposition to genetically modified food rests on purely ideological grounds, and objections by the EU are harming Africa. He ignores the fact that opposition to GM food ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's influence in Africa will only grow

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jonathan Power says it is leaving its rivals in the dust with the scale of its trade in the region China's influence in Africa will only grow Go into the casino in Tanzania's largest city, Dar es Salaam, and what strikes you? The fact that the overwhelming number of players are Chinese. If the Chinese are not quite everywhere in Africa, their numbers, ...

  8. News - China - BUSINESS

    African companies in fear of China's corporate invasion

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Africa. On one hand, the managing director of a construction company in South Africa believes companies such as his can learn from their Chinese counterparts who are doing business ... But trade between China and Africa reached a new high last year, totalling US$198.5 billion, and there are now about 1 million Chinese people in Africa. As a result, that stronger presence in Africa ...

  9. News - China

    North Korean envoy delivers letter to China’s president

    Posted May 25th 2013, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing’s efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions. North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae’s three-day visit was seen ...

  10. News - China

    Top North Korean military leader visits China

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 10:32am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Follow @SCMP_News North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-un, at a time of strained relations between ... detailing the agenda or length of his visit. Choe is believed to be the highest ranking North Korean official to visit China since late leader Kim Jong-Il in August 2011. Kim Jong-Un has never ...




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