26/01/2011 to 01/02/2011

Professor Chirwa applauds Chinese investment -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
01/02/2011
Newly appointed opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Chairman for International Relations, Clive Chirwa, has highly rated Chinese investors as very hardworking and significant contributors to Zambia’s economic development.

China races for business in Kenya’s telecoms sector -Business Daily (KEN)
01/02/2011
The battle between China and Western nations for business in Kenya is moving to the telecoms sector as the Asian country grows its market share in the mobile handset and infrastructure market at the expense of European firms.

New Chinese envoy upbeat over cooperation -New Times (RWA)
01/02/2011
The new Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, Shu Zhan, has said that the bilateral trade cooperation between China and Rwanda is growing stronger by the day.

Top in trade and investment -Africa Asia Confidential (GBR)
31/01/2011
Confirming its status as Africa’s biggest trading partner, Beijing is taking on new diplomatic initiatives that may herald an eventual end to ‘non-interference’

Zimbabwe says China eyes $10bn investment -24 News (ZAF)
31/01/2011
China Development Bank could fund up to $10bn in Chinese investment in Zimbabwe’s mining and agriculture sector, a big boost for a country struggling to attract foreign investors, a government minister said on Monday.

Ghana Red Cross distribute food items to flood victims in Northern Region -Ghana Web (GHN)
31/01/2011
The Ghana Red Cross Society says it has distributed food items to flood victims in some parts of the Northern Region. A statement issued and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday said the items distributed this month included rice, maize and cooking oil, valued at $50,000. “This has been made possible by a donation from the Chinese Government to the Ghana Red Cross through the Office of Vice President John Dramani Mahama”, it said.

`More investments coming with China – Tanzania business centre` -IPP Media (TZN)
31/01/2011
The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Liu Xinsheng has said he is optimistic that constructions of the envisaged China-Tanzania Business Centre will increase the number of investors and investments from the Asian country China to East Africa.

`Crackdown on illegal foreigners not selective` -IPP Media (TZN)
30/01/2011
The Deputy Minister for Industries, Trade and Marketing, Lazaro Nyalandu, has renewed his call to foreigners to ensure that their immigration status and attendant conditions that apply to their stay in the country are in order by the end of next week.

Challenges of Angola and China -Jornal de Angola
30/01/2011
“China in Africa: challenges and opportunities for Angola” is the theme of an international conference to be held in Luanda. It is organized by the Centre for Studies and Research at the Catholic University of Angola and the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Of dreams, nightmares and Vision 2050 -The Standard (KEN)
30/01/2011
The year was 2050. For the naysayers, Vision 2030 will actually see the light of day. Every stretch of road in the country will taste tarmac. Kenya will be home to the best railway network. The Chinese, the people who helped us do it, outdid themselves.

CNMC- Luanshya copper mines workers win 12 percent salary hike -Lusaka Times (ZAM)
29/01/2011
CNMC- Luanshya copper mines(CLM) management and the two mine workers unions have signed the 2011 collective agreement of 12 percent salary increment for all unionized employees.

China, Africa strengthening cooperation in global affairs: Chinese envoy -Xinhua (CHN)
29/01/2011
China and Africa are strengthening cooperation in global affairs amid the changing and ever more complicated international situation, Chinese Envoy and Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Nigeria hopes to partner with China to develop tourism -People’s Daily (CHN)
29/01/2011
Nigeria’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation Abubakar sadiq Mohammed told Xinhua on Thursday that Nigeria is willing to partner with foreign investors including China to develop its abundant tourism resources.

China, Nigeria mark 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties -People’s Daily (CHN)
29/01/2011
China and Nigeria celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on Thursday evening in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja.

Sino-Sudanese partnership attains many gains in Red Sea State -People’s Daily (CHN)
28/01/2011
On the far borders of east Sudan and on the Red Sea coasts there are many construction and service projects that stand as evidence of the great benefits from the standing cooperation between Sudan and China in different fields.

China leader in ideas -Business Day (ZAF)
28/01/2011
Allow me to answer Gavin Lewis’s question: which Chinese innovations of the past 20 years have grabbed global attention? Let me cite but two. First , BYD’s advances in rechargeable batteries by adapting phone batteries to car batteries; its battery now powers China’s best-selling car, the F3, China being the world’s largest car market.

Special Envoy of the Chinese Government Liu Zhenmin Meets with AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping -FOCAC (CHN)
28/01/2011
On January 26, 2011, special envoy of the Chinese government and Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin, who is attending the 16th African Union (AU) Summit, met with AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union, Gu Xiaojie, and other officials attended the meeting.

Minister hails Ethio-China relation exemplary -Walta Info (ETH)
28/01/2011
The Ethio-China relation, which marked its 40th anniversary last year, have become a fine example of friendly relationship between China and an African country, Chinese minister said.

Interview: H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin -Walta Info (ETH)
28/01/2011
Walta Information Center has conducted an interview with H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Special Envoy of the Chinese Government and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on China-Africa cooperation.

Being a Constructive Critic: “China’s Growing Role in African Peace and Security” -China in Africa: The Real Story
28/01/2011
On being a “constructive critic”:  Saferworld, a UK-based non-governmental organization, has just released their report on China’s Growing Role in African Peace and Security. They sent me a copy last week.

China to fund Nairobi’s Southern Bypass decongestion project -Engineering News (ZAF)
28/01/2011
A major road project intended to ease congestion in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is set to start, after China said it would fund the project.

US in drive to raise African investment -Business Day (ZAF)
27/01/2011
“This notion that there is a scramble for Africa between the China and the US is overplayed,” Mr Silla said. “China shares a lot of similar goals with the US … in Africa.”

Why China invited SA to join BRIC -Business Report (ZAF)
27/01/2011
Access to the resource-rich Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is one of the main reasons behind China’s invitation to SA to join the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group of countries.

Report: China a key player in resolving Africa’s conflicts -Saferworld (GBR)
27/01/2011
Today Saferworld published a new report assessing China’s growing role in Africa and its effect on factors that drive conflict and those that promote peace.

Illicit financial flows cost Nigeria $130bn in 8 years – Report -The Vanguard (NGA)
27/01/2011
According to the report, China is ranked the highest country of measured illicit outflows in the developing world with 2.18 trillion dollars, followed by Russia; 427 billion dollars and Mexico, 416 billon dollars.

Let’s work hard to realise projects – Chinese Ambassador -Ghana Web (GHN)
27/01/2011
The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Mr Gong Jianzhong has stressed the need for Ghanaians and Chinese to work hard to actualise the various projects for which the Presidents of the two countries have signed agreements.

New project to ease water shortage in Nairobi -Business Daily (KEN)
27/01/2011
Kenya has secured Sh770 million to expand water infrastructure, a project that will ease perennial shortages and increase flow to Nairobi households. A Chinese company, Zonal Engineering, has been awarded the contract to install the pipe and oversee its connection through Kiambu’s reservoir to Kirigiti in Kiambu to Gigiri.

China supports sovereignty of Kenya, says Ambassador -The Standard (KEN)
27/01/2011
Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Guangyuan met President Kibaki today, and said China supports ‘the integrity and sovereignty” of Kenya and is opposed to interference of her internal affairs by external forces.

Chinese Ambassador to Democratic Congo Gives Interview to Korean Reporter -FOCAC (CHN)
27/01/2011
Kinshasa: Wang Yingwu, Chinese Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spoke with reporter from Korea Economic Daily in an interview.

China and Nigeria’s oil -Pambazuka News (GBR, KEN)
26/01/2011
China has long been renowned in Africa as the architect behind the continent’s ‘weapons of mass construction’. To date, this trademark is best symbolised by the 1,860 km Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TanZam), constructed from 1970-1975, at a cost of $500 million.

Interview: South Africa promotes business with China -People’s Daily (CHN)
26/01/2011
To ignore China would be a ‘ fundamental mistake” for any business seeking growth in the world, the Founder of a consultancy company said in Johannesburg Tuesday as South Africa is preparing to host the first China-South Africa business.