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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 […]

America Again Owes More Money To China Than Any Other Nation

America Again Owes More Money To China Than Any Other Nation

China’s vast holdings of U.S. government debt jumped $44 billion to $1.15 trillion in June, according to U.S. Treasury Department data. That took China above Japan, which offloaded $21 billion in U.S. bonds in the month. Japan had held the position of Uncle Sam’s biggest creditor for the previous eight months, but Beijing’s renewed appetite for […]

Ghana Signs $10 bln MOU with China for Bauxite Project

Ghana Signs $10 bln MOU with China for Bauxite Project

Ghana has signed a $10 billion memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China to develop its bauxite industry, the country’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo said on Wednesday. Growth in the West African country slowed sharply in 2014 due to a fiscal crisis and tumbling commodity prices following years of economic expansion at around 8 percent on […]

Uganda Negotiating $2.3 Bln Loan With China To Fund Rail Line

Uganda Negotiating $2.3 Bln Loan With China To Fund Rail Line

Uganda is negotiating a $2.3 billion loan with China’s Exim Bank to fund an initial 273 km stretch of rail line the east African country is planning to build for faster and cheaper transportation, an official said on Thursday. Landlocked Uganda eventually wants to construct a 1,700 km standard gauge railway network to connect with […]

Alibaba Smashes Sales Records On Singles’ Day Hype

Alibaba Smashes Sales Records On Singles’ Day Hype

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba surpassed last year’s Singles Day sales record of $14.3 billion by 3:30 pm (Beijing time) today, after the company pulled out all the stops to ensure a successful shopping bonanza amid a slowing Chinese economy. Gross merchandise value settled through its payment app Alipay reached 91.2 billion yuan ($13.3 billion) shortly after […]

China’s Marriage Rate Is Plummeting – And It’s Because Of Gender Inequality

China’s Marriage Rate Is Plummeting – And It’s Because Of Gender Inequality

  One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China’s young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also worrying the government. After a whole decade of increases in the national marriage rate, China witnessed its second year of decline in the number of newly registered unions in 2015, with […]

Hong Kong Elections: Anti-Beijing Activists Gain Foothold In Power

Hong Kong Elections: Anti-Beijing Activists Gain Foothold In Power

Two years after tens of thousands of young people poured onto the streets of Hong Kong to issue an unprecedented call for political change, a new generation of pro-democracy activists has gained a foothold in power in the former British colony. At least four radical young activists who support greater political autonomy or outright independence […]

‘Paradise On Earth’: China’s Hangzhou Gets Propaganda Facelift For G20 Summit

‘Paradise On Earth’: China’s Hangzhou Gets Propaganda Facelift For G20 Summit

As China prepares to host the G20 for the first time, even its mice are feeling the heat. A red banner, hung by Communist party officials in a rundown neighbourhood near the meeting’s venue in Hangzhou, urges residents to take up arms against the troublesome quartet of flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes and rodents before the event […]

Typhoon Nida: Cities On High Alert In China As Storm Makes Landfall

Typhoon Nida: Cities On High Alert In China As Storm Makes Landfall

Typhoon Nida has swept across Southern China , with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert and Hong Kong braced for flooding and landslides. Those living in the storm’s projected path on the mainland were told by the the National Commission for Disaster Reduction to prepare three days’ worth of food and […]

Top Chinese General Guo Boxiong Jailed For Life For Taking Bribes

Top Chinese General Guo Boxiong Jailed For Life For Taking Bribes

Former top Chinese military leader Guo Boxiong was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for accepting bribes, the official Xinhua news agency said – the latest high-profile conviction in president Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption. For a decade, Guo was one of the two vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission, second only to China’s […]

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