Tag archive for ‘China’
china in Africa
By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
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The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing More...

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By MGoth On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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World:China’s third largest city, Guangzhou, has a business climate.

Guangzhou is a city on the make—and always has been. For nearly two millennia, the seaside port city formerly called Canton has been one of China’s busiest trade centers, thanks to its strategic placement at More...

South China Sea war
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, December 15th, 2012
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Man with knife injures 22 kids at school in China

A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese More...

Chinese companies get Ethiopian telecoms contract
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, October 13th, 2012
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Chinese companies get Ethiopian telecoms contract

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia plans to give a $ 1.3 billion contract to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure to two Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei Technologies after they submitted bids two months ago. The More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Muslims embrace fast-breaking festival in NW China

XINING — After a month of fasting, hundreds of thousands of Muslims in northwest China’s Qinghai Province flocked to mosques to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Saturday. Ma Guoqing got up at 6 a.m., More...

South China Sea war
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, August 6th, 2012
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South China Sea: Beijing attacks US ‘trouble-making’

HONG KONG — Chinese state media have hit out at US “trouble-making” on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue. One commentary told the US to “shut More...

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in New Delhi - TopNews photo
By Hassan Ali On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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New cold-war brewing between US and China – Australian academia

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in New Delhi – (Photo/TopNews) CANBERRA — An arms race between the United States and China – reminiscent of the former Soviet Union Cold War – has More...

Ye Shiwen waves after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women's 400m Individual Medley during the Swimming competition held at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, 28 July 2012. EPA/HANNIBAL Picture: Epa Source: AP
By Hassan Ali On Monday, July 30th, 2012
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LONDON 2012: US coach expresses concern over Ye Shiwen’s gold collections

Ye Shiwen waves after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 400m Individual Medley during the Swimming competition held at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Olympic More...

The U.S. Geographical Survey has now mapped some 70 percent of Afghanistan's mineral wealth.
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Afghanistan becomes first country to map its mineral deposits

The U.S. Geographical Survey has now mapped some 70 percent of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth. KABUL — Afghanistan has become the first country in the world to have its surface minerals mapped from the More...

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By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
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Djibouti: China vows to enhance bilateral cooperation with Djibouti

BEIJING — Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh Wednesday, pledging to has closer bilateral relations with the East African country. In his talks with Guelleh, More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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Ethiopia, China, Djibouti sign $1.5 Billion Rail Deal

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia signed a $1.5 billion agreement with state-run China Communications Construction Co. to build a railway to carry potash from mines being developed in the nation’s northeast. The 360-kilometer More...

Chinese shoe maker Huajian has built a factory outside Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, employing some 550 local and Chinese workers.
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 15th, 2012
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Could Africa be world’s next manufacturing hub?

Chinese shoe maker Huajian has built a factory outside Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, employing some 550 local and Chinese workers (CNN). OPINION | JUNE 15, 2012 By Hinh T. Dinh WASHINGTON — With domestic labor costs More...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun upon his arrival in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Russian President arrives in China with focus on Syria and security

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun upon his arrival in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) BEIJING — Russian President Vladimir More...

Egal international airport facility to be commissioned as of 27 May 2012
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 28th, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Expansion of Egal Airport officially launched

HARGEISA — Plans to expand the Egal international airport have been officially launched after President Ahmed Silanyo laid the foundation stone on Sunday for the $5.61 million project. The airport is set to More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, February 13th, 2012
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PetroTrans negotiates to extend Somaliland port

HARGEISA — PetroTrans, a Chinese oil and gas producer could conclude preliminary negotiations with Somaliland for the extension of the key port of Berbera by the end of this year, but has scrapped plans to More...

The six-storey building, which rests on a 1,000sqm plot of land in front of Cathedral High School located on Wawel Street.
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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Fresh signs of economic boom in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has navigated its way through the current economic gloom, and plotted a course towards growth and stability much better than many more developed economies. The African nation of 90 More...

The President of Djibouti receives in the space of 48 hours the second Chinese delegation at the presidential palace
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 5th, 2012
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Chinese investors eye Djibouti market

HARGEISA — The President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh on Wednesday received two large Chinese delegations in the space of 48 hours as the country gears up for Chinese enterprises. Led by Mr. Chi Jianxin, More...

The new AU headquarters is seen as a symbol of China's new role in Africa
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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African Union to open new HQ in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA — The African Union is due to inaugurate its newly built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The entire $200m (£127m) project was funded by China as a gift to the AU, as Beijing More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, January 14th, 2012
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Ethiopia signs Djibouti railway deal with China

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, an official More...

By Sahra Farah On Friday, January 13th, 2012
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Africa’s largest dam to lift Ethiopia out of poverty

ADDIS ABABA — In the western fringe of Ethiopia on the banks of the Blue Nile river, the nation’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi thundered that the country would overcome all obstacles to complete Africa’s More...