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Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

The Charge d’Affaire of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Zhao Yong, in this interview with BUKOLA OGUNSINA, said Nigeria is China’s third-largest trading partner after South Africa and Angola. The envoy spoke on China, Nigeria relations in times of COVID-19, cooperation between both countries in terms of infrastructural projects, Hong Kong matters and some of […]

Racism Continues In China

Racism Continues In China

Africans have become targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China and now authorities have ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin. This comes after China reported on Saturday a rise in new coronavirus cases, as authorities try to deal with a second wave of infections, particularly […]

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

There has been no confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Africa, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize and health officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) addressed the media in Johannesburg on Friday morning. At least 213 people have died in China and almost 10 […]

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China has invested up to $16 billion in Nigeria’s oil industry, mostly upstream, over the last 14 years through its state oil firm, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the Executive Vice President of the company, Mr. Lu Yan Ji, said yesterday. Ji, disclosed this when he visited the Group Managing Director of the […]

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 […]

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