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U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Commerce Department, which had effectively halted Huawei’s ability to buy American-made parts and components, is considering issuing a temporary […]

China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month. The stringent conditions, which include requiring a farmer to peel and freeze the fruit before export, could lock out thousands of small-scale farmers who are […]

Trapped In Marriage – Stories Of Cambodian Women

Trapped In Marriage – Stories Of Cambodian Women

Countless women from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar go to China to wed. Some end up happily married; others speak of violence and forced labour On the Chinese messaging service WeChat, Ol En scrolled back through time. Call unanswered. Call unanswered. Call declined. The last she’d heard from her teenage daughter was a voice message […]

China Donates Teaching Aid To Nyanya Model School, Nigeria

China Donates Teaching Aid To Nyanya Model School, Nigeria

Nigeria’s education sector has received a tremendous boost, thanks to the generosity of China. This is even as the embassy in Nigeria has donated computers, projectors and other key components in skilling and fast tracking educational development to the Model Primary School Nyanya, Abuja. The donation, according to the Cultural Counsellor of the embassy, Mr […]

Weak Trade Data From China Has Investors Worried

Weak Trade Data From China Has Investors Worried

Weak trade data from China renewed investor worries about slowing global economies, sending share prices down for the day. Both imports and exports in China declined in December year over year while the country’s trade surplus with the U.S. expanded. The sluggish data from the world’s second biggest economy dragged down the price of West […]

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

  China said talks to resolve the impasse over trade with the U.S. can’t happen as long as President Donald Trump keeps threatening to impose further tariffs.  Just over an hour after the Trump administration imposed further duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods on Monday, Beijing published a document reiterating its position in […]

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

China has agreed to extend a loan to Botswana for rail and road infrastructure as well as writing off some debt, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Speaking at the airport on his return from this week’s China-Africa forum in Beijing, Masisi said Botswana had made a pitch to China and “I am happy […]

Xi Urges Fellow BRICS Countries To Reject Go-It-Alone Trade

Xi Urges Fellow BRICS Countries To Reject Go-It-Alone Trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping said there would be no winner in a global trade war, urging fellow developing powers on Wednesday to reject unilateralism in the wake of tariff threats by U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump’s warnings have given Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa fresh impetus to enhance trade cooperation, and their leaders […]

China Cultural Centre Fetes African Women In Abuja

China Cultural Centre Fetes African Women In Abuja

The cultural heritage of China and African nations were displayed at a colourful event organised by the China Cultural Centre, Abuja, in commemoration of the 2018 International Women Day celebration. The vibrant gathering to showcase fashion, culture, creativity, gourmet and diversity was tagged ‘Women in Culture 2018’. It was hosted by the Deputy Director of […]

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

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