Weekly news

23/05/2011 to 29/05/2011

China invites South Africa to jointly develop clean, renewable energy -FOCAC (CHN)

27/05/2011
China voiced the call for South Africa here on Thursday to jointly develop clean energy and renewable energy.

China-Africa cooperation flourishes with rising interdependence -Xinhua (CHN)
27/05/2011
It is a relationship forged through common struggles, based on equality and mutual benefit and intended for the prosperity of 2.3 billion people.

Chinese Envoy visits The New Times -New Times (RWA)
27/05/2011
The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Rwanda, Shu Zhan, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to The New Times offices and newsrooms as he gets acquainted with the country.

Kenya-China trade opens doors for tour consultants -Business Daily (KEN)
27/05/2011
Growing trade ties between Kenya and China have opened a business line for private consultants who are cashing in by making travel arrangements for entrepreneurs visiting the country.

All roads lead back to China -Pambazuka News (GBR, KEN)
26/05/2011
Across Africa, China has become known as the agent of mass construction, wisely bartering infrastructural development – chiefly mining-specific – for long-term access to strategic resources. In the process, China foregoes the usual Western opium, of capital returns from the sale of resources.

China calls for respecting Africans’ will when investing -FOCAC (CHN)
26/05/2011
China said Thursday that countries should fully respect the will of African countries and their peoples in their efforts to cooperate with and invest in African countries.

NRZ to buy 14 locos from China -The Herald (ZWE)
26/05/2011
THE National Railways of Zimbabwe says it plans to buy 14 locomotives for about US$29 million from a Chinese company, as the parastatal seeks to enhance capacity.

Re-thinking China’s model in Africa -StarAfrica
26/05/2011
Discussion about the impact of China’s role in Africa on different aspects including finances, economics, politics and education.

The Nation’s Relations With China on the Rise -BuaNews (ZAF)
26/05/2011
Surging relations between South Africa and China have further deepened with a historical visit by that country’s Standing Committee chairman of the National People’s Congress, Wu Bangguo.

Raila defends influx of Chinese road builders -Business Daily (KEN)
26/05/2011
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has defended the massive presence of Chinese road contractors in Kenya, saying, they are here to fill the vacuum left by rogue contractors.

China seeks to build nuclear plant in East Africa -Business Daily (KEN)
25/05/2011
China wants to help build nuclear power generation in East Africa, uranium mining and investment company IBI Corp said in a statement after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, revealing China’s undimmed appetite for overseas nuclear expansion despite the Japanese nuclear crisis this year.

India boosts bid to rival China in Africa -The Christian Science Monitor (USA)
25/05/2011
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the leaders from 15 African countries this week that India would offer $5 billion for the next three years. How does this compare with Chinese investment in Africa?

ZCTU warns against Chinese plunder of Zim -SW Radio Africa (ZWE)
25/05/2011
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has warned against the ongoing plunder of Zimbabwe by foreigners, especially the Chinese, saying the country’s natural resources should benefit the people.

China ready to support Africa’s development -Angola Press (AGO)
25/05/2011
The People Republic of China expressed Wednesday in Luanda its availability to continue supporting the development projects in African countries.

The China-Angola Partnership: A Case Study of China’s Oil Relations in Africa -China Briefing (CHN)
25/05/2011
Following our other recent articles concerning Sino-African oil relations and the role of Chinese national oil companies (NOCs), this article in our China-Africa series takes a look at the case of Angola, China’s largest source of oil in Africa.

Aurora pins last hope on Chinese -Business Report (ZAF)
25/05/2011
A delegation from Chinese state-owned mining company Shandong Gold, which has expressed an interest in buying a 60 percent stake in embattled Aurora Empowerment Systems for $100-million (R700m), is in the country for further talks.

‘China wants to strengthen SA ties’ -Business Report (ZAF)
25/05/2011
China wants to strengthen its friendship with South Africa and the whole of the continent, China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo told President Jacob Zuma at the start of talks in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Busa calls for new trade relationship between Africa and China -Engineering News (ZAF)
24/05/2011
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has called on Chinese companies to shift their approach to doing business in Africa away from raw materials exports to China to the creation of productive capacity and value-adding enterprises.

Zuma to Hold Talks With Chinese Top Legislator -BuaNews (ZAF)
24/05/2011
President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday hold talks China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo, his office said on Tuesday.

Can Africa become the next China? -How We Made It In Africa (ZAF)
24/05/2011
In 2000, when William Hickey, president and CEO of US-based packaging firm Sealed Air, took a long-term view on the future of his company, he predicted that by 2050 Africa would have replaced China as the world’s manufacturing hub.

China Donates Non-Lethal Aid to FADM -Mozambique News Agency (MOZ)
24/05/2011
The Chinese government on Monday donated non-lethal equipment to the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM), valued at about 10 million yuan, equivalent to 1.5 million US dollars.

Chinese youths jet in -The Herald (ZWE)
24/05/2011
A Chinese youth delegation is in the country to explore business opportunities and streng-then ties with their Zimbabwean counterparts.

Chinese one stop shop deals do not augur well for competitive bidding -Daily Nation (KEN)
24/05/2011
The Chinese have perfected the art of winning large infrastructure projects in Kenya.

U.S.-China collaboration in Africa -The Official Blog of Ambassador David H. Shinn
24/05/2011
I am attaching the text of a paper that I delivered in Beijing on 24 May, 2011, at a joint conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) in Beijing.

The Chinese are here, doing robust business (2) -Business Daily (NGA)
23/05/2011
Nigeria is China’s second largest export market Nigeria is now China’s second largest export market and third largest trade partner in Africa, after South Africa and Egypt.

China believes Tunisia can realize social stability: vice president -FOCAC (CHN)
23/05/2011
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said in Beijing on Friday that China believes Tunisia’s government and its people can realize social stability and economic prosperity.

First Africa-China Young Leaders Forum concluded, declaration reached -Xinhua (CHN)
23/05/2011
The first Africa-China Young Leaders Forum concluded here Sunday, with the Windhoek Declaration reached at the end of the day, calling on young leaders in Africa and China to take their responsibilities in national development and China-Africa cooperation.

Chinese parliament leader leaves Luanda -Angola Press (AGO)
23/05/2011
The leader of Standing Committee of National People Assembly of the People’s Republic of China, Wu Bangguo left Luanda Monday afternoon heading back to his country after being received in audience by the Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Some solar dealers go to China to get factory rejects – Olayiwola -The Vanguard (NGA)
23/05/2011
According to Ms. Olayi-wola, “I had actually gone to PSC Industries, a solar electricity outfit in Lagos for an interview for a vacant position. Along the line, I started discussing with the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of PSC Industries, Dr. Patrick Owelle and based on the discussions and other things, I got inspired and there and then decided to go into the solar electricity business.

Namibia and China sign 4 agreements -The Namibian (KEN)
23/05/2011
South-South solidarity, cooperation and mutual support, are the defining characteristics of the relationship between Namibia and China, according to Theo-Ben Gurirab, Speaker of the National Assembly.

Massive growth in trade between Nam, China -The Namibian (NAM)
23/05/2011
Trade volumes between Namibia and China have grown tremendously since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1990, a top Chinese legislator has said.

China is a ‘super-friend’ – Swapo -The Namibian (NAM)
23/05/2011
Dismissing the Washington Consensus and those who advance it, Justice Minister and Secretary General of Swapo, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, has labelled China a ‘super-friend’ to Africa.

China pledges to rally behind Zimbabwe -The Herald (ZWE)
23/05/2011
China has promised to render full support to Zimbabwe to ensure that the country’s diamonds are sold without any strings attached to them.

China $4.6b railway deal to test Kenya’s relations with Uganda -The East African (KEN)
22/05/2011
Chinese construction company, China Roads and Bridge Corporation, has successfully lobbied Kenya to pull out of a bilateral agreement signed with Uganda in October 2008.

China’s tourists can help Africa fight poverty -ETN (USA)
22/05/2011
Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Director of greenearth.travel, said that it was time to to look for more tourists from China to boost African economies, following the strengthening trade patterns between the regions and the emergence of China as a leading global tourism player.

China: Time to attack Somali pirate bases -News 24 (ZAF)
21/05/2011
China’s military is urging land attacks on Somali pirate strongholds in a bold call signalling the armed forces’ growing assertiveness.

Chinese firm smells opportunity to build steel plant in Kenya -Daily Nation (KEN)
21/05/2011
The discovery of rich iron ore deposits in parts of the country has increased prospects of Kenya setting up its first steel manufacturing plant.

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