09/02/2011 to 15/02/2011

Chinese charity to donate $1m for primary education -The New Times (RWA)
15/02/2011
A Chinese firm is set to invest $1 million (approximately Rwf595 million) to build primary schools in Rwanda.

Lessons from the Chinese growth for struggling Africa -Daily Monitor (UGA)
15/02/2011
The process of economic transition in China can provide a number of interesting and important lessons for other transition economies, in terms of the reform strategy to be pursued – its pace, sectoral emphasis, sequencing and key ingredients.

China commits to expanding medical aid in Africa -People’s Daily (CHN)
15/02/2011
Chinese officials vowed to expand medical cooperation with developing countries, including those in Africa, at the second international conference on China-Africa cooperation in health, which was held on Feb. 11

Momentum of Sino-Togolese cooperation should be maintained -FOCAC (CHN)
15/02/2011
Togolese Foreign Minister Elliot Ohin who spoke to Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Sunday called for the reinforcement of cooperation between his country and China, which has always been on Togo’s side in economic revival endeavors.

Guinea, China eye strengthened bilateral cooperation -FOCAC (CHN)
15/02/2011
Guinean President Alpha Conde said Monday while meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi that Guinea hopes to expand cooperation with China in a wide range of fields.

China and U.S. Have Huge Room for Cooperation in Africa -FOCAC (CHN)
14/02/2011
At the turn of the year, two pieces of news about Africa in the Western media reports aroused wide attention. First, China has formally invited South Africa to join the cooperation mechanism of BRIC countries. And secondly, as the Associated Press reported it, the United States government is preparing to approach Africa in a quiet but strategic manner.

What does China’s new status as the world’s second largest economy mean for Africa? -BBC News (GBR)
14/02/2011
At its current rate of growth, analysts say China will replace the US as the world’s top economy in about a decade.
China has become a major player in Africa in recent years, so what will this mean for the continent?

“The Future: the way forward for Africa, the U.S. and China” at the Wilson Center -The Official Blog of Ambassador David H. Shinn
14/02/2011
Here is the video from the panel I was on at the Wilson Center on Feb. 4 at a conference titled “A Forum on Africa and China: What’s at Stake: A Look at Development, Economic and Business Issues.”

Namboole Stadium revamp almost done -New Vision (UGA)
14/02/2011
NAMBOLE sports complex was a year ago in a terrible state. A $3m (sh7bn) Chinese grant has however given the stadium a major facelift. The main athletics track has been resealed and marked.

State support gives China advantage in mining -Business Report (ZAF)
14/02/2011
One of the advantages of potential Chinese investment in the mining sector in South Africa was that the deals were normally underpinned by government support, as most international banks were tight on lending to large-scale projects, Denys Reitz attorneys said yesterday.

Kenya team targets slice of $55bn from China tourists -Business Daily (KEN)
14/02/2011
Kenya team targets slice of $55bn from China tourists expected to travel abroad this year and spend about $55 billion.

China-Africa linkage to spur economic growth -The Vanguard (NGA)
14/02/2011
China is now a clear leader in the race for Africa’s resources and can be expected to continue developing these interests for the mutual benefit of both Africa as well as China’s surging economy. Its interest varies from infrastructure, mining, banking and oil and gas which Nigeria must take advantage of to develop its vast mineral resources.

Art Troupe Debuts in Africa for Close Observation of Overseas Chinese -FOCAC (CHN)
14/02/2011
Zhao Yang, deputy director of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of China’s State Council, will lead an art troupe to visit and perform during the Spring Festival in Africa. Before leaving for the visit, Mr. Zhao gave an interview to the reporter from China News Agency and said that the art troupe’s debut in Africa will not only convey the care and concern of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Officeand relatives of our compatriots, but will also carry out a close observation of their living conditions in Africa.

Gabon, China eye closer cooperation in trade, infrastructure -Xinhua (CHN)
13/02/2011
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba met here Saturday with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, and they pledged closer cooperation in trade, economy and infrastructure.

Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference delegation in Ghana -Ghana Web (GHA)
13/02/2011
A 12- member delegation of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Sunday visited Ghana to deepen bilateral relations.

Treat China with caution as well as respect -Business Day (ZAF)
13/02/2011
SA’s admission to the Bric (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group of emerging economies is a significant diplomatic accomplishment.

China calls on UN to pay more attention to Africa -Xinhua (CHN)
12/02/2011
China Friday urged the United Nations and Security Council to give more attention to Africa and called on the international community to provide greater support to the region in order to maintain peace and security.

China forms research alliance to upgrade Sino-African medical cooperation -FOCAC (CHN)
12/02/2011
Eight Chinese college research centers and institutes Friday formed a research alliance to improve medical cooperation with Third World countries, especially African nations.

Chinese Enterprises Energize Africa’s Development -FOCAC (CHN)
11/02/2011
In recent years, waves of leading Chinese enterprises have come to Africa, having achieved win-win development for themselves and local societies through aid projects, contracting and investment cooperation, etc. Chinese Enterprises’ arrival has injected energy into Africa’s economic revitalization and social development.

Chinese Foreign Minister urges end to Zimbabwe sanctions -Business Day (ZAF)
11/02/2011
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Friday urged Western countries to lift sanctions imposed on the Zimbabwean leadership that he said were harming the African country’s economy.

China wants stronger Zimbabwe ties – Yang -Engineering News (ZAF)
11/02/2011
Zimbabwe is an important ally to China and Beijing will seek to further strengthen ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said of a country isolated by the West under President Robert Mugabe’s rule.

Trade between China and Africa at US$115bn a year -Daily Nation (KEN)
11/02/2011
Trade between Africa and China was valued at almost US $115bn last year, and is growing at a rate of 43.5 per cent, it was revealed this week.

China’s ivory demand skyrockets -News.com.au (AUS)
10/02/2011
CHINA is driving demand for smuggled ivory from Africa, leading to a surge in the killing of endangered elephants.

China, Africa and the people -Pambazuka News (GBR, KEN)
10/02/2011
In an interview with Zahra Moloo, Beijing-based Professor Wen Tiejun, who teaches sustainable development and comparative studies in developing countries, talks about the role of China in reinforcing cooperation between countries of the global South.

China in Africa: Colonisation or co-operation? -Pambazuka News (GBR, KEN)
10/02/2011
In the following presentation, Abdoul Guarmo Lo talks about the role of China in Africa – is China’s involvement a new form of neocolonialism or is China new strategic partner for the continent?

China’s Impact on Egypt’s Protests -China Talking Points
10/02/2011
In this podcast, we debate and discuss the impact of China’s economy on Egypt. We see ramifications of the “China Price” impinging on business interests and China’s wealth creating standing in juxtaposition to what this generation of Egyptians have experienced.

SAFm Show: China’s Increased Gold Reserves -Engineering News (ZAF)
10/02/2011
China is really going to be putting South Africa in limelight here, because it is expected to increase its gold reserves beyond the Fort Knox level – a big boost for South Africa.

Chinese role in Africa’s mines raises eyebrows -Business Report (ZAF)
10/02/2011
The “China story” remained a sticky point among participants at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town this week when it emerged that few agreed on the influence and impact that country has on Africa’s mining industries.

Investors, look to Africa -The Globe and Mail (CAN)
10/02/2011
If you feel as though you’ve missed out on the early days of China’s big growth story, you could always turn your attention to Africa.

China in Africa at a glance -The Telegraph (GBR)
10/02/2011
Trade between Africa and China was valued at almost $115 billion (£71 billion) last year, and is growing at a rate of nearly 44 per cent a year, with bilateral trade deals now signed between China and 45 African countries.

China to spur Africa growth -Business Report (ZAF)
09/02/2011
China is now a clear leader in the race for Africa’s resources and can be expected to continue developing these interests for the mutual benefit of both Africa as well as China’s surging economy.

Africa’s resources central to China: expert -AFP (USA)
09/02/2011
Africa’s rich natural resources will remain key to China as the Asian giant grows at a more moderate but sustainable pace, an expert on the country told an African mining conference Tuesday.

China in Africa: Seven Myths -Real Institute Elcano (ESP)
08/02/2011
Sensationalism and rumours cloud our ability to understand China’s growing engagement in Africa, and to craft appropriate responses. In this paper, Professor Deborah Brautigam dissects seven common myths on China in Africa.ff