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  1. Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... forces abroad. So far, mainland officials and analysts are cautiously optimistic that those workers would be released unharmed, saying that the abductors, the Sudan People's Movement-North ... to those resource-rich, but politically unstable regions in Africa and Middle East that are usually shunned by Western firms. Some foreigners even accuse China of neo-colonialist practices ...

  2. Freed workers due in Beijing after hostage ordeal

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... project in the border state of South Kordofan. They were taken captive on January 28, when the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North destroyed a military convoy and took over the area. One ...

  3. The bigger picture on Africa

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com In an attempt to counter allegations that it is exploiting Africa for its natural resources, China has pledged to help boost development of the poverty-stricken continent and expand its influence in areas other than trade and economics. According to an announcement made on Friday at the conclusion of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, Beijing ...

  4. Hu vows US$20b loans to Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com President Hu Jintao pledged US$20 billion in fresh loans to Africa over the next three years as Beijing seeks to expand ties with the continent, beyond trade in natural resources. Hu made the pledge at a ceremony marking the start of the two-day Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, attended by South African President Jacob Zuma and other ...

  5. We won't fall like USSR, Beijing vows

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... transformation. The article bluntly pointed the finger at the Western powers, blaming their meddling for the prolonged political upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East. 'Development issues ...

  6. Beijing polishing image in Africa

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The kidnapping of Chinese workers in Sudan and Egypt plainly shows that China's investment drive in Africa has not been as smooth as expected. While the continent's governments ... 'Africa's good friend, good partner and good brother'. It is the right way to reinvigorate ties, but only a part of what is needed. There is no disputing China's generosity, building vital ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in north shows problem is being ignored, say activists

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Worsening smog proves the government has underestimated the problem, activists say Officials still blind to pollution The worsening air quality in much of China last week should serve as a wake-up call that th ...

  8. Working out new steps in dance with Russia

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matthew Hulbert and Christian Brutsch China's upstream energy forays have become the stuff of folklore- carving out tracts of Central Asia, Africa and the Gulf in the desperate quest ... doorstep- Canadian tar sands, Latin American presalt and the outer continental shelf- suggest the furthest Washington will go in future is directly over the pond to West Africa. The downside ...

  9. Licence to mislead

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taken for fools, and concluded it was an April Fool's joke. An internet search uncovered a report in 2006, during the time of the China-Africa co-operation forum, in which the authorities ...

  10. All sides must ensure N Korea deal succeeds

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The deal struck in Beijing yesterday over North Korea's nuclear proliferation brings hope that one of the big stumbling blocks to stability in East Asia will soon be removed. ... to be an equal measure of caution mixed with the optimism, though; the North's erratic leadership has broken promises in the past. And the statement by official North Korean media last night ...




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