23/06/2010 to 29/06/2010

Ghana and China sign agreement on culture – Ghana Web (GHN)

22/06/2010
Ghana and China on Tuesday signed a cultural agreement for the period 2010 to 2012 in Accra.
KNUST to offer proficiency courses in Chinese and Akan – Ghana Web (GHN)
22/06/2010
The Department of Modern Languages of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is to establish a Translation Bureau to offer proficiency courses in Chinese and Akan.

China in Africa: The Transparency Paradox – China Talking Points (USA, CHN)
22/06/2010
Hopefully advocates of greater transparency will apply the same enthusiasm for criticizing Chinese aid and investment initiatives in Africa to the bloated, inefficient procurement system that protects an indefensible level of Western corruption.

The Chinese Construction Boom in Kenya – China Talking Points (USA, CHN)
22/06/2010
It may be hard to believe but half of all construction work underway in Kenya is now being done by Chinese firms.

How a strong Yuan may affect Kenyan consumers – Business Daily (KEN)
23/06/2010
Economists said appreciation of the Yuan could have far reaching effects on Kenya, raising the cost of Chinese imports and increasing the public debt burden.

Prime Minister Invites Chinese Businesses to Invest in Mozambique – Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
23/06/2010
Mozambican Prime Minister Aires Aly on Tuesday met with businessmen from the Chinese city of Shanghai who plan to visit Mozambique in July in search of investment opportunities.

Delegation of Chinese businesspeople to visit Mozambique in July – Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
23/06/2010
A delegation of 50 businesspeople from China, including managers or owners of some of the country’s largest companies, is due to visit Mozambique in July to analyse investment opportunities, the Mozambican Prime minister said in Shanghai.

Agony as N7.5 billion road caves in – Guardian News (NGA)
23/06/2010
Motorists and residents expressed surprise that the road in question was constructed only a few years ago, by EECC, a Chinese Construction Company, currently handling several projects in the state.

Bilateral trade between Nigeria and China, increased by 76.3% – Vanguard (NGA)
23/06/2010
The Consul General of the people’s Republic of China in Lagos, Mr Guo Kun said that the volume of bilateral trade between Nigeria and China in 2009 grew steadily to $6.373 billion.

Company Announcement: Metso to supply mining equipment to TISCO in China – Engineering News (ZAF)
23/06/2010
Attached please find a press release on: Metso will supply mining equipment to TISCO’s iron ore processing plant in Lan county Shanxi Province China. The delivery will be completed during the third quarter of 2011. The value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million.

Fahamu and Syracuse University host Africa and China Conference – Pambazuka News (GBR, KEN)
24/06/2010
The Africa Initiative of Syracuse University and Fahamu recently co-hosted an international conference to assess and deliberate on the nature and future of the pre-eminent phase of Sino-African relations.

China to apply zero tariffs to 33 least developed nations – Walta Information (ETH)
24/06/2010
China’s Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that the country will impose zero tariffs on 4,762 categories of commodities imported from 33 of the world’s least developed countries from Jul. 1.

Riversdale inks $800 mln coal deal with China – Club of Mozambique (MOZ)
24/06/2010
Australian-listed Riversdale Mining will sell a 40 percent stake in its Zambeze coal project in Mozambique to China’s third-largest steelmaker Wuhan Iron and Steel Corp for $800 million, sending its shares higher.First Bank Eyes Equity Stake in Chinese Bank – This Day (NGA)
24/06/2010
First Bank of Nigeria Plc will record another milestone today with the opening of its representative office in Beijing, China, making it the first Nigerian bank to establish an office offering financial services to Chinese, African and other customers in the Far East.

Data shows optimism for South African tourism – Vanguard (NGA)
24/06/2010
Visa data revealed double- and triple-digit growth in spending by cardholders originating from: Malawi 168 percent;  Mozambique, 118 percent;  Angola,115 percent;  China, 28 percent and Botswana, 18 percent.

Kidnap of Chinese expatriate, justice delayed or denied – Vanguard (NGA)
24/06/2010
When in 2007 the story of two Chinese expatriates that were kidnapped by alleged gun men broke, it shook the landscape of Anambra state while a section of the public wished it away as one of those incidents that take place in the Niger Delta, another school of thought became apprehensive of its implications in the Nigerian Chinese relations.

China’s New Focus on Africa – Time (USA)
24/06/2010
The ambition, speed and scale of Chinese involvement in Africa is extraordinary. According to Chris Alden, author of China in Africa, two-way trade stood at $10 billion in 2000. By 2006, it was $55 billion, and in 2009 it hit $90 billion, making China Africa’s single largest trading partner, supplanting the U.S., which did $86 billion in trade with Africa in 2009.

China invests $1bn in Mozambique coal – Financial Times (GBR)
24/06/2010
China has deepened its interest in Mozambique’s natural resources, agreeing to invest $1bn in a coal project.

Chinese presidential envoy to attend independence anniversary of Democratic Republic of Congo – Xinhua (CHN)
24/06/2010
Chinese President Hu Jintao’s envoy Jiang Weixin will attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo this month.

China remains best model for Africa’s development – Forum on China Africa Cooperation (CHN)
24/06/2010
China currently remains the best development model to be followed by Africa in general and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) in particular, Mangenda Tshibangu who is the chief-editor of a Congolese daily newspaper ” Le Potential” told Xinhua in an interview on the DR Congo day at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Liberia: China Turns over Fendall Project to UL – Forum on China Africa Cooperation (CHN)
25/06/2010
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has turned over the keys to the new buildings it constructed on the UL Fendall Campus to the Administration of the University of Liberia.

China solar company ‘shines’ on World Cup – Business Report (ZAF)
25/06/2010
China did not qualify for the World Cup, but the country is still making an appearance in South Africa. An ambitious Chinese solar company, the country’s first World Cup sponsor, has placed advertising in all the stadiums in a bid to give its brand a worldwide boost.Senior CPC official calls for closer party exchanges with Ghana – Xinhua (CHN)
25/06/2010
Senior Chinese official Zhou Yongkang met with a delegation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Ghana on Friday, calling for closer party exchanges between the two countries.

Multi-Billion Birr Addis Ababa-Adama Asphalt Concrete Road Construction Launched: Roads Authority – Walta Information (ETH)
26/06/2010

Work on the construction of theAddis Ababa Asphalt concrete Road was launched, the Ethiopian Roads Authority announced here on Friday.

Nigeria’s IT Sector Needs Proper Regulation To Checkmate Fakery – Guardian News (NGA)

26/06/2010

The major challenge of IT consumables in Nigeria is product adulteration or fakery. You discover that 80 per cent of IT products in the so-called original packs of IT company like Sharp, Cannon and HP among others are Chinese counterfeits.

NAFDAC Shuts Clinic In Keffi For Fake Chinese Drugs – Guardian News (NGA)

27/06/2010

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut God’s Will Maternity Clinic Keffi, Nasarawa, for making spurious claims on disease diagnosis and treatment, and for illegally dispensing unregistered and fake Chinese medicines in their premises.

TIME’s Global Forum Day 2: China and Africa’s Deepening Ties – Time Magazine (USA)
27/06/2010
With an enormous delegation of top Chinese business leaders in Cape Town, it was hardly surprising that the role of China in Africa’s economic development should have emerged as a key topic at the TIME/FORTUNE/CNN Global Forum.Opinion: China’s in Africa for business, not aid – Global Post (USA)
27/06/2010
As a superb new book by Deborah Brautigam argues, infrastructure projects are opportunities for Chinese construction firms to gain a foothold abroad, and to potentially win future contracts from the private sector or from the international donor community.

China Mobile CEO says mulling Africa M&A – Engineering News (ZAF)

28/06/2010

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile-phone carrier, is looking for acquisitions in Africa but does not have any targets at the moment, its chief executive told Reuters on Saturday.

China scraps tariffs on Kenya goods – Business Daily (KEN)

28/06/2010

It is not immediately clear which goods will benefit under the new tariff regime but experts said China is likely to encourage importation of raw materials and other inputs that it needs to power rapid economic growth.

Issue Visas to Genuine Nigerian Businesses, FG Tells China – This Day (NGA)

28/06/2010

The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martin-Kuye has urged the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria to issue more visas to genuine Nigerian businessmen wishing to visit China.

Demand for SA coal perks up in China – Business Day (ZAF)

28/06/2010

The recent plunge in freight rates has reopened the price arbitrage for Colombian and South African coal to move into Asia, sparking renewed interest from Chinese buyers, traders said on Friday.

Angola set to export 60 cargoes of crude oil in August – Engineering News (ZAF)

29/06/2010

Chinese buyers, mostly refiners, have taken around 30 cargoes a month of crude from Angola and other African producers such as Equatorial Guinea and Congo.

China, Ethiopia vow to build closer military ties – Walta Information (ETH)
29/06/2010
Senior Chinese and Ethiopian military officials pledged Monday to establish closer relations between the two nation’s armed forces.Rwandan group lights up Beijing night – Forum on China Africa Cooperation (CHN)
29/06/2010

The biggest ever cultural exchange between Africa and China is currently ongoing. “Africa in Focus” is held in African countries every odd year and in China every even year since 2008. Now touring in China is Rwanda’s Song and Dance Troupe.