01/12/2010 to 07/12/2010

 

China changes tack in African foray -Africa Review (KEN)
07/12/2010
Irked by accusations that it is the new coloniser of Africa, China is looking to use soft power and historical evidence of its ancient links to the continent to justify its economic embrace of Africa.

Textile firms fume over China rival -Business Report (ZAF)
07/12/2010
The textile industry is seething over the accreditation of a Chinese company by the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS).

China in E Cape farming deal -Fin24 (ZAF)
07/12/2010
China will cultivate fruit on 500 hectares of land in the Eastern Cape, the province’s development corporation (ECDC) said on Tuesday.

Kagame receives top Chinese official -The New Times (RWA)
07/12/2010
President Paul Kagame, yesterday, received the Secretary General in charge of the organization department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Gao Shiqi, at Urugwiro Village, where they held discussions on the Rwanda-China ties.

Xinhua launches Expo photo gallery in Africa -Xinhua (CHN)
07/12/2010
The Xinhua Photo Gallery with the theme of “Wonderful World Expo, Smiling Africa” is held at 36 cable cars in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 5, 2010. The photo exhibition, held by China’s Xinhua News Agency, was launched in 11 African countries on Monday

Zimbabwe applauds Xinhua role in promoting media cooperation -Xinhua (CHN)
06/12/2010
Zimbabwe’s Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu on Monday applauded Xinhua News Agency for providing Zimbabweans with an opportunity to share the achievements of the recent Shanghai World Expo.

China backs talks to resolve Cote d’Ivoire’s election disputes -Xinhua (CHN)
06/12/2010
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday that China hopes political parties in Cote d’Ivoire can settle election disputes through legal procedures and political dialogue.

CBEX initiates international investment promotion program -People’s Daily (CHN)
06/12/2010
China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX) officially initiated an international investment promotion program last week, through which a total of 13 financing projects from South Africa, Russia, Australia and Japan have been introduced, attracting more than 300 organizations and enterprises.

Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Sudan, China sign cooperation protocol -Suna News (SDN)
06/12/2010
Sudan Workers Trade Unions Federation (SWTUF) and the All- China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) Monday signed a cooperation protocol by the end of the visit paid by a delegation of the ACFTU to Sudan.

Prof. Ghandour launds China support to Sudan to foil plots woven against the country -Suna News (SDN)
06/12/2010
Chairman of Sudan Workers Trade Unions Federation (SWTUF), Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, affirmed that China is standing alongside Sudan iat all the international forums in order to abort all the plots being woven against the Sudan

Why Africa must make China a priority development partner -The East African (KEN)
06/12/2010
Don’t lynch China; there are good things it is bringing to Africa’s extractive industry,” argues Muthuli Ncube, vice President of the African Development Bank.

In South Africa, Chinese owners embrace the union -MinnPost (USA)
06/12/2010
When Karl Yan moved to South Africa last year to work at a Chinese factory, the last thing he imagined was that he would end up joining the local union.

Chinese companies plan to prospect for raw materials in Mozambique -Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
06/12/2010
Chinese companies have asked Mozambique’s Ministry for Mining Resources for licenses to prospect and survey for limestone and clay, raw materials that are essential for cement production, Macauhub has learned from a ministry source.

TIM COHEN: Chinese did not have a grand plan -Business Day (ZAF)
06/12/2010
Among the most common sets of truisms about history is that we should learn from it — from the moralistic “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

African diplomats fearful of US-China relationships -Mail & Guardian (ZAF)
06/12/2010
African embassy officials, including a South African, are afraid that relationships between the United States and China will hamper Chinese funding to the region, according to a leaked cable from the US Embassy in Beijing.

Book Review: What China is thinking, and what this means for Africa -The Daily Maverick (ZAF)
06/12/2010
Africa is obsessed with China. The People’s Republic casts an increasingly deep shadow across the continent – and in the half-light, Africans struggle to understand what the era of Chinese encroachment might mean politically, intellectually and economically.

Ghanaian Inventor Gideon Agyare received in China -Ghana Web
06/12/2010
Gideon Agyare 28, is one of two young Ghanaians researching into alternative means of generating energy. Gideon whose dream is being realised in China is now member scientist of the China Heilongiiang business.

China in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana -China Talking Points
06/12/2010
The overwhelming majority of videos and documentaries produced about the Chinese in Africa are done through the perspective of Anglo eyes.  In contrast, “China in Africa” offers a the duel contrasts of both Chinese and Ghanian views on the changing role of China’s engagement in that country.

China seeks to cement its economic ties with Africa -Steel Guru (IND)
05/12/2010
It is reported that China seeks to cement its economic ties with Africa, following the recent visit by the country’s vice president to a number of Southern African countries recently.

Taha Affirms Government Commitment to Secure Chinese Investments in Sudan -Suna News (SDN)
05/12/2010
Vice – President of the Republic, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, has affirmed the government commitment to secure the Chinese investments in the country and lauded the distinguished relations between Sudan and China.

Wikileaks reveals failures of Western aid in Africa -China Talking Points
05/12/2010
The level of self-righteousness on the part of US aid supporters is simply staggering.  One can only hope that this blunt assessment of the US aid process and the preference for Chinese projects that produce tangible results will serve as a long overdue wake-up call to an industry that desperately needs a new moral compass.

SocGen sees Africa as route to China -Chine-Afrique
03/12/2010
Africa is becoming a route to China for Société Générale as the French bank targets Chinese companies doing business in the mineral-rich continent as part of its African expansion strategy.

SA renewable-energy firm clinches partnership deal with Chinese wind farm developer Engineering News (ZAF)
03/12/2010
Aprivate partnership agreement for the provision of renewable energy in South Africa was signed during a govern- ment-level Chinese-South African energy summit, held in Cape Town.

Donors pledge $3.55 billion for East Sudan development -Africa Good News (ZAF)
03/12/2010
Sudan said on Thursday international donors had pledged $3.55 billion for the development of East Sudan, an area crucial to the country’s oil-driven economy, at a meeting in Kuwait.

Interview:Burundian President hails China as model in terms of food security, climate change -Xinhua (CHN)
03/12/2010
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday hailed China’s development as a “good model” in terms of food security and climate change.

Zimbabwe: China to Release U.S.$8 Million for Projects -club of Mozambique (MOZ)
03/12/2010
China will next year release US$8 million to the Government for the construction of schools, hospitals and completion of an agriculture training institute in Norton, Beijing’s Ambassador in Harare, Mr Xin Shunkang has said.

Africa’s demands deserve more concern -People’s Daily (CHN)
03/12/2010
The two-day Third Africa-E.U. Summit was closed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Nov. 30. This was considered a major event in the process of developing African-E.U. relations. However, it is a pity that the “boycott and anti-boycott” during the last Africa-E.U. Summit occurred once again.

Central African Republic president hails friendship with China since independence -Xinhua (CHN)
02/12/2010
Central African Republic President Francois Bozize hails the deep-rooted friendship with China since the former French colony won independence in 1960.

China cracks cross-border prostitution gang, 15 women saved from Africa -Xinhua (CHN)
02/12/2010
Chinese police apprehended a prostitution gang which smuggled women from China to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and saved 15 women, said the Ministry of Public Security here Thursday.

Mutual gains to drive China-Africa relations -Xinhua (CHN)
02/12/2010
China-Africa relations are expected to grow further in the next decade fuelled by strong commitments from the both sides and Africa’s need to protect infrastructure development and related gains it has achieved through friendship with China.

Corporate Conscience -The Beijing Review (CHN)
02/12/2010
China calls on its companies in Africa to contribute more to social welfare

Expatriate Quota: FG, Oil Firms on Collision Course -This Day (NGA)
02/12/2010
The Federal Government and International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country are on a collision course over abuse of expatriate quota by these multinational firms, THISDAY has learnt.

China renews strategic partnership with Africa -Ghana Web (GHN)
02/12/2010
China’s strategic partnership with Africa, received a boost on Thursday when the Asian giant renewed it commitment to improve the viability of African trade unions on the continent.

President Mills declares 2011 as action year -Ghana Web (GHN)
02/12/2010
Addressing a delegation from China led by the Mr. Fan Bing, Managing Director of Standard Bank, President Mills said this will be the year Ghanaians will witness the execution and implementation of most of the promises his government has made to Ghanaians.

Disappointing showing by the Chinese industry -Business Day (ZAF)
02/12/2010
China brought its China Auto International Tour to SA recently. This was the eighth of these tours staged since 1995, evidently intended to showcase the Chinese motor industry.

‘I will Enhance Strategic Co-operation Between China And Nigeria’ -Leadership (NGA)
01/12/2010
The new Chinese ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency, Mr. Deng Boqing in his first media engagement spoke exclusively to LEADERSHIP foreign Editor, Mr. Charles Onunaiju on a number of issues including economic and  trade relations with Nigeria, the China-Africa cooperation forum etc.

Largest Ever Greater China Products Exhibition Opens in South Africa -Fast Company (USA)
01/12/2010
Ever wonder about the ways massive amount of products from China make it to Uganda, Nigeria, or South Africa? Sourcing fairs, for one. The largest ever “Greater China-products exhibition” launched today in Johannesburg, South Africa, further solidifying Africa-China business ties.

Nigeria China trade hits N540bn in second quarter 2010 -The Vanguard (NGA)
30/11/2010
The volume of trade between Nigeria and China recorded a significant improvement, rising by  41.8 per cent to N540 billion ($3.67 billion) in the first half of this year.