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  1. News - China - BUSINESS

    African companies in fear of China's corporate invasion

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

    ... at the South African Foreign Policy Initiative think tank, said Chinese investment grew as African nations became uncomfortable accepting western aid that carried conditions on improving governance. ... feelings when he sees the increased presence of Chinese companies in Africa. On one hand, the managing director of a construction company in South Africa believes companies such as his can learn ...

  2. China expands its African ties

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Social Sciences, said Beijing would also engage African countries more through multilateral platforms, such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc. 'African ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China is expected to cement political ties with more African countries after more than a decade of massive investment, making itself an important ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. African ties 'threaten influence of the west'

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roles in African politics- a legacy of colonial rule and cold war alignment on the continent- but China's 'no strings' financial and technical assistance was allowing it to exert wider influence, according to a report by Jane's Intelligence Review coming out next month. Coincidentally, South African President Thabo Mbeki was quoted by the Sapa news agency as saying ...

  6. Broader approach to Africa welcome

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Africa generally has not had happy post-colonial economic relationships with its former masters. This was echoed in comments by South African Prime Minister Jacob Zuma about the dominance ... and should be altered. He said that after the continent's experience with Europe, which had tried to influence African countries for its own benefit, it should be cautious in developing ...

  7. African plum ripe for picking

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... a leap forward in the continent's technological development, but colonialism ended after a power struggle with the Africans, the effects of which are still being played out today. Since ... insurmountable obstacles to building a peaceful and stable continent. Now there is a new wave of settlers heading for Africa's shores- the Chinese. Whether Africans should put out the welcome mat ...

  8. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    China, Japan and South Korea to meet for free-trade talks

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... economies aim for trade deal China, Japan and South Korea will hold the first round of meetings early next year on a free-trade agreement vital to an Asia-wide deal, even as they spar over disputed ... started between those three countries have been put on hold because of the disputes over the South China Sea and other islands." Trade discussions proceeded even as China's territorial ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Soft-power strategy to rebalance Asia

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... months of tension over the South China Sea, Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping's meeting with Natsuo Yamaguchi, Japan's envoy and leader of the junior party in the ruling ... per cent) and mostly a rival (47 per cent), the percentage saying that China is mostly a partner has grown. China's growing economic clout and muscularity in the South China Sea are, ...

  10. 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 ...




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