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  1. Hidden risks in African strategy

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com China is enthusiastically flexing its diplomatic and economic muscle in Africa, promising more aid for the continent at a two-day African Union summit ... security risks while reaping the economic benefits of its African strategy. China has been a key player in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa, and trade with the continent has increased ...

  2. When today's ally is tomorrow's adversary

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... designed to free Zambian copper exports from dependence on outlets through then Portuguese-ruled Angola and Mozambique and white-ruled Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa. The irony now ... African forays, more recently, have tended to be successful. Its oil investments in Sudan are doing well. Another civil war that had long been raging in the south and other trouble spots meant ...

  3. Africa's awakening stirs China and India

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The purchase of a 20 per cent stake in South Africa's highly successful Standard Bank by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the biggest foreign direct investment in South Africa since the demise of apartheid. This signifies a degree of engagement way beyond the 'resources grab' that many have accused Beijing of in its recent dealings ...

  4. China offers real opportunity to Africa

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the affairs of a key African country as big as Western Europe. And, as with many similar massive investment schemes across the continent, it is pitting Chinese (government-related) investors against ... fewer than 5,000km of tarred roads. The ambitious project, if it succeeds, will link its mineral-rich south to its ports in the west and join the north to the south. It will integrate, ...

  5. The bigger picture on Africa

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... booming economy- which doesn't fit Beijing's mantra that the nation's economic rise will not pose problems for others. Even some African leaders, including South African President ... will become involved in a number of areas including health care and even security operations. But analysts said ties between China and African states are still marred by suspicion and negative ...

  6. Michael Church in South Africa

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

    ... and celebrities- believed to include Spain's King Juan Carlos, South African President Jacob Zuma, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and socialite Paris Hilton- had a knock-on effect for regular fans. That, ... he has seen innumerable comings and goings since his arrival in South Africa from his native Portugal in 1962. But none has had such a profound effect as what has been going on in the past ...

  7. Six of the best ... South Sea Islands

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by William Willis

    ... Awash with romantic appeal and beguilingly remote, the South Sea Islands are the stuff of dreams. To visit is to taste the grand days of travel in the company of Kipling and Conrad, Melville and Maugham. Sadly, the incursions of the modern world have transformed many South Pacific islands beyond all recognition, but in a fistful of places the magic and romance remain. Ovalau ...

  8. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver South Asians have overtaken Chinese as the largest minority group in Canada, which now has well over a million members of each ethnic group. And, for the first time, minorities- people who are neither white nor aborigines- now make up a majority of the population in the City of Vancouver. While Chinese remain the largest minority group in Greater ...

  9. Crude lesson to be learned for China

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... misunderstandings with the government of the oil-rich African country, analysts warn. 'With the expulsion of Liu, South Sudan is making a statement that it is now in control of its petroleum industry ... that have been levelled at Petrodar, China must improve relations with South Sudan if it wants to ensure the African nation will supply it with oil, analysts say. One analyst said: 'The South ...

  10. Hearts and crafts

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... side of the room to get away from it. The looming creature turns and pursues them. A white man seated next to me dressed in African garb leans over and whispers: 'That is the HIV ... to the community. All of life is represented: there is a character to warn against smoking, a character to warn against greed, and even a character to warn against the 'white man'- although ...




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