Archive: Weekly Briefing

The Weekly Briefing is a round-up of the week’s most pertinent China-Africa and China-Business stories.

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 10 December 2018

  1. US-China rivalry poised for expansion in Africa [Read more]
  2. Chinese investments in Africa go off the rails [Read more]
  3. Opinion: China’s One Belt, One Road may be a dead end for African countries [Read more]
  4. In ‘Asia’s Gateway to Africa’ Mauritius, rivals China and India compete for the upper hand [Read more]
  5. Yes, China is Kenya’s biggest trading partner – but it’s not a balanced trade [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 3 December 2018

  1. Kenya charges three Chinese railway workers with bribery [Read more]
  2. Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected US$2 million Chinese bribe [Read more]
  3. Survey: Chinese mobile phone companies dominate the African market [Read more]
  4. SimbaPay launches Kenya-to-China payment service via WeChat [Read more]
  5. How European and Chinese arms diverted to South Sudan fueled its civil war [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 26 November 2018

  1. One African nation put the brakes on Chinese debt. But not for long [Read more]
  2. US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping [Read more]
  3. Chinese investment extends its influence in Nigeria [Read more]
  4. Chinese embassy in Nairobi tries to repair relations with aggrieved SGR workers [Read more]
  5. The Chinese-West African restaurant in London that earned a Michelin star in just a year [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 19 November 2018

  1. Moody’s: Chinese lending to Sub-Saharan Africa can support growth, but brings risks [Read more]
  2. Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund [Read more]
  3. China ‘not opening police stations’ in South Africa [Read more]
  4. Ugandans concerned about military protection for Chinese businesses [Read more]
  5. China postpones lifting of ban on trade of tiger and rhino parts [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 12 November 2018

  1. Chinese president vows to correct trade imbalance with Kenya [Read more]
  2. Jitters over Kenya president and opposition leaders’ ‘silent’ travels to China [Read more]
  3. China in Zambia: The profits and pitfalls of Chinese money in Africa [Read more]
  4. China plans to sell off its African infrastructure debt to investors [Read more]
  5. A Chinese phone maker is building one of the world’s biggest music streaming services in Africa [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 05 November 2018

  1. Experts raise alarm over China move to reopen rhino horn trade [Read more]
  2. China is exporting its digital surveillance methods to African governments [Read more]
  3. Fearing retaliatory sanctions, Kenya backs down from China fish import ban [Read more]
  4. Opinion: Trade, loans skewed towards China, we risk selling country [Read more]
  5. China’s indispensable role in the mineral supply chain that powers your electronic devices [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 29 October 2018

  1. Ghana President Akufo-Addo pushes back against critics over China loans [Read more]
  2. Opinion: Chinese economic dominance built on firm cultural foundation [Read more]
  3. What will the US-China trade war mean for Africa? [Read more]
  4. Opinion: China’s expanding military footprint in Africa [Read more]
  5. China’s search for sand is destroying Mozambique’s pristine beaches [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 22 October 2018

  1. China not among Africa’s top creditors [Read more]
  2. Opinion: The intense debate on Africa’s China debt is flawed given how much is owed to the West [Read more]
  3. Opinion: African countries have started to push back against Chinese development aid. Here’s why. [Read more]
  4. Kenyans say Chinese investment brings racism and discrimination [Read more]
  5. Chinese textile manufacturers look to Africa for tariff-free backdoor access to US market [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 15 October 2018

  1. Sierra Leone cancels US$ 300 million airport deal with China [Read more]
  2. China says it will resolve debt issues of ‘Belt and Road’ projects [Read more]
  3. African governments’ external debt rises dramatically, says campaign group [Read more]
  4. Opinion: Is China really to blame for Zambia’s debt problems? [Read more]
  5. Opinion: China’s role as the world’s development bank cannot be ignored [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 8 October 2018

  1. Opinion: Washington’s US$ 60 billion challenge to China’s ‘debt diplomacy’ [Read more]
  2. Japan positions itself against China as a responsible lender in Africa [Read more]
  3. Twice as many African presidents made it to China’s Africa summit than to the UN General Assembly [Read more]
  4. China: Let’s borrow ideas, not money [Read more]
  5. The Chinese face of Elephant protection in Africa [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 1 October 2018

  1. ‘Say no to China’: Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing’s presence [Read more]
  2. Opinion: Are China’s financial dealings in Africa a debt trap or bailout? [Read more]
  3. Opinion: The boon of China’s entry into Africa comes with a warning [Read more]
  4. Opinion: China is challenging the US in the Horn of Africa — and Washington is silent [Read more]
  5. Opinion: Are Chinese racist towards black people? Yes and no [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 24 September 2018

  1. World Bank, China Looking at Co-Financing African Projects [Read more]
  2. No, A Chinese Company Is Not Going To Take Over Ghana’s Digital Broadcasting Spectrum [Read more]
  3. Africa Needs China’s Help to Embrace a Low-Carbon Future [Read more]
  4. The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It [Read more]
  5. African Universities Need Their Own China Expertise [Read more] 

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 17 September 2018

  1. Why Is the Chinese Public So Hostile Toward Development Assistance?  [Read more]
  2. China Owns 21.3% of Kenya’s External Debt – Not 70% as Reported [Read more]
  3. Zambia President Slams ‘Reckless Propaganda’ on China Relations  [Read more]
  4. Why Africa is a Pawn in a Contest Between China and the West  [Read more]
  5. Corruption Is Wasting Chinese Money in Africa [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 10 September 2018

  1. Sino-Africa Summit: Time For Smart, More Ambitious China-Africa Partnership [Read more]
  2. How Much is China’s $60-billion Really Worth?​ [Read more]
  3. Africans Must Analyse Lending by China, Ensure It’s In Their Interest [Read more]
  4. China’s “Marshall Plan” for Africa — Debt or New Deal? [Read more]
  5. African Countries Want More “Win” From the Win-Win, But China Isn’t Quite Ready [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 03 September 2018

  1. Beijing set to pledge billions for Africa despite concerns over Chinese lending [Read more]
  2. China’s Xi looks to Africa to counter criticism of aid efforts [Read more]
  3. #FOCAC2018 is the Hashtag to Follow [Read more]
  4. FOCAC: Just how unique is it? [Read more]
  5. The 2018 FOCAC reporting guide [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 20 August 2018

  1. The US military is worried about China’s moves in Africa [Read more]
  2. Africa’s oil exporters benefit from the ongoing US-China trade war [Read more]
  3. Opinion: Debt is the weapon of choice for China to penetrate developing countries [Read more]
  4. Opinion: The illusion of Chinese debt-trap diplomacy [Read more]
  5. Opinion: Critics of China in Africa are recycling Yellow-Peril myths [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 13 August 2018

  1. Kenya arrests two top officials on corruption charges over US$ 3 billion Chinese-financed railway [Read more]
  2. China cements fresh Burkina Faso ties with hospital and highway [Read more]
  3. How the US-China trade conflict is impacting developing countries [Read more]
  4. Column: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose [Read more]
  5. ‘Not allowed to receive African guests’: discrimination at Guangzhou hotels [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 06 August 2018

  1. Two senior US leaders issue fresh appeal for Washington to challenge Beijing in Africa [Read more]
  2. US prepares to reduce troops and shed missions in Africa [Read more]
  3. China’s bonds with Africa give hope for a prosperous future [Read more]
  4. Nigeria takes first steps in adopting China’s Yuan as a reserve currency [Read more]
  5. 5 lessons South Africa can learn from China about saving [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 30 July 2018

  1. Xi Jinping’s trip to Africa cements continent’s growing ties to China, and Beijing’s loans [Read more]
  2. Xi visit shows why investment in Africa suits China’s long-term planning [Read more]
  3. Why Asian giants India and China have their eyes on resource-rich East Africa [Read more]
  4. More of Africa finds itself in China’s debt [Read more]
  5. Namibia defends Chinese loans [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 23 July 2018

  1. Xi Jinping signs up Senegal for Belt and Road plan, pledges closer Africa ties [Read more]
  2. Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes [Read more]
  3. China battles France for business in former African colonies [Read more]
  4. US-China tariff fallout sets stage for shift in Africa’s international trade [Read more]
  5. Djibouti risks dependence on Chinese largesse [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 16 July 2018

  1. Kenya denies claims of racism by Chinese on SGR [Read more]
  2. Abuja’s new Chinese-built and financed light railway now operational [Read more]
  3. Thanks to China, Africa’s largest free trade zone has launched in Djibouti [Read more]
  4. Ahead of BRICS Summit, China seeks emerging economies’ support for pushback on US tariffs [Read more]
  5. Chinese internet giant Alibaba shares its plans for Africa [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 9 July 2018

  1. While China slaps tariffs on the US, it’s also championing free trade in Africa [Read more]
  2. China-Africa military ties have deepened. Here are 4 things to know [Read more]
  3. AfDB blacklists Kenya Power’s Chinese contractor over fraud [Read more]
  4. Edward Boateng marks first anniversary as Ghana’s Ambassador to China [Read more]
  5. Rwanda’s crackdown on imported second-hand clothes prompts flood of low-cost Chinese imports [Read more]

 

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 2 July 2018

  1.  African currencies, equities and bond prices all down due to US-China trade tensions [Read more]
  2.  China taps the brakes on its global push for influence [Read more]
  3.  Why did China invite so many African army chiefs to Beijing? [Read more]
  4.  US pours billions in Kenya to rival China dominance [Read more]
  5.  Anti-black racism dominates online discussions over ‘privileged’ exchange students in China [Read more]

 

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 25 June 2018

  1.  The Unseen Hand of China in Africa’s Largest Economy [Read more]
  2.  China’s Surveillance Tech Companies Look to Expand in Africa Amid Growing U.S. & European Pressure
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  3.  China Verges on Luring All of Africa Away From Taiwan [Read more]
  4.  Analyst: U.S.-China Trade War Could Bring Opportunities for South Africa [Read more]
  5.  ‘We Are Ecstatic’: South Africans Stranded in China Are Coming Home [Read more]

 

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 18 June 2018

  1.  Zimbabwe is Trying to Transform Itself Into a Tech Hub with China’s Help [Read more]
  2.  China Inc. Takes Another Bite of Congo’s Copper Mining Riches [Read more]
  3.  Angola’s Debt Reliance on China May Leave it Short-Changed [Read more]
  4.  Local Contractors in Lesotho Cry Foul Over Chinese Dominance [Read more]
  5.  New China-Africa Action Movie is a “Costly Hot Mess” [Read more]

 

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 11 June 2018

  1. Year of the dogs? A new boom and bust for Chinese construction in Africa
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  2. Chinese-built “Textile City” in Egypt strengthens an investment trend [Read more]
  3. Should Zimbabwe adopt the Chinese Yuan (RMB) as an official reserve currency? [Read more]
  4. China to host inaugural China-Africa defense and security forum [Read more]
  5. Egypt Telecom to borrow US$ 200 million from China to expand 4G network
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The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 4 June 2018

  1. Zimbabwe’s largest power station expansion to be funded by China [Read more]
  2. African leaders discuss the possible adoption of Chinese RMB as reserve currency in Africa [Read more]
  3. China begins construction of anti-piracy base in Djibouti [Read more]
  4. China is moving to end Taiwan’s diplomatic presence in Africa [Read more]
  5. In China’s gaming world, lucky ‘Europeans’ and unlucky ‘Africans’ expose racial stereotypes
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The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 28 May 2018

  1. Taiwan ‘outraged’ as Burkina Faso signs Communique with China [Read more]
  2. Chinese state-run media now challenging US accusations of “debt diplomacy” in Africa [Read more]
  3. Chinese rice cultivation project sparks debate in South Africa [Read more]
  4. “Keep our eyes wide open”: Former Nigerian finance minister on Chinese-style economic growth [Read more]
  5. Chinese tourists display increasing interest in African destinations [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 21 May 2018

  1. Chinese artificial intelligence technology to come to Zimbabwe [Read more]
  2. Egypt signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese company to develop solar panel factory [Read more]
  3. Kenya rejects freed trade pact between China and the East African Community [Read more]
  4. Labour woes prompt increased resentment of Chinese in Namibia [Read more]
  5. Chinese Ambassador emphasizes need for more PRC investment in South Africa [Read more]

The Top 5 Stories of the Week – 14 May 2018

  1. ZTE ceases major operations: South Africa mobile networks respond [Read more]
  2. Turkey seeks to provide an alternative option for African nations [Read more]
  3. “Made in Africa”: Ethiopia’s ambition to become the next destination for low-wage manufacturing jobs [Read more]
  4. Potential for conflict:US and China’s ongoing laser dispute in Djibouti [Read more]
  5. Transcending cultural barriers: a love story [Read more]

CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 January 2018

  1. France partners with China to increase Africa relations
  2. Chinese Foreign Minister kicks off Africa trip in Rwanda
  3. Thousands of containers of Zambia’s Mukula tree illegally exported to China
  4. China’s Sinopec set to buy Chevron South Africa
  5. Zimbabwe to host Chinese Spring Festival

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 December 2017

  1. China offers post-Mugabe Zimbabwe US$ 213 million loan
  2. Chinese mineral company sues Ugandan artisanal miners
  3. Chinese company to inaugurate US$ 20 million pharmaceutical factory in Ethiopia
  4. Barclays Africa and China Development Bank sign MoU on development projects in Africa
  5. South African band wins international music competition in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 1 December 2017

  1. Morocco hosts China-Africa Investment Forum
  2. Chinese liquor brand attempts to enter African market
  3. Kenya to host Africa’s first China infrastructure expo
  4. Chinese medical ship treats thousands in Tanzania
  5. China insists it had no hand in Mugabe’s downfall

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 November 2017

  1. Ivory Coast inaugurates Chinese-built biggest hydropower dam
  2. First Africa-China Friendship meeting calls for increased cooperation
  3. China offers Uganda US$ 30 million to support customs modernisation
  4. Namibia commissions Chinese-built naval vessels
  5. Lesotho officials learn Mandarin

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 03 November 2017

  1. China’s CPC writes One Belt One Road into Constitution
  2. China cancels US$ 36 million Mozambique debt
  3. Sudan to host Arab, African, Chinese conference
  4. Former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa admits he met with Gupta family
  5. China builds North Africa’s longest rail tunnel

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 October 2017

  1. Morocco and China set up economic zone
  2. Chinese businesses donate towards Madagascar’s fight against plague
  3. 66 giraffes flown from South Africa to China
  4. Chinese museum removes photographs depicting Africans as animals
  5. South African students head to China funded by Huawei

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 6 October 2017

  1. Zimbabwe exported over 136,000 tonnes of chrome to Chinaca
  2. Sudan and China sign Memorandum of Understanding on mining
  3. China to establish Belt and Road experimental zone in Ningbo city
  4. China donates modern weather equipment to Kenya
  5. China funds a block of classrooms in Nigeria

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 September 2017

  1. Traffickers find new ways to smuggle rhino horn out of Africa
  2. China to build DRC-Zambia connective highway
  3. China donates 12, 500 tonnes of rice to Zimbabwe
  4. China sends medical ship to Sierra Leone
  5. Nigeria approves construction of US$ 5.8 billion power plant

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 8 September 2017

  1. South Africa to host BRICS Summit in 2018
  2. Ghana Cocoa Board seeks to enter Chinese market
  3. China-Africa media forum held in Johannesburg
  4. China-Africa renewable energy cooperation improves
  5. US-China mission converts bomb-grade nuclear fuel in Ghana

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 August 2017

  1. Uganda chooses multi-country consortium over China for oil refinery
  2. China to construct new international airport in Zambia
  3. Chinese company to construct cement plant in Zambia
  4. South Africa’s first rhino horn auction underway
  5. China to provide satellite television to 10, 000 African villages

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 August 2017

  1. Tanzania seeks China’s help in controlling social media
  2. Sudan eager to consolidate relations with China
  3. China donates 100 computers to Mozambique parliament
  4. Ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing expands to Middle East and North
  5. Beijing TV dramas and movies broadcasting season opens in Zambia

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 July 2017

  1. Chinese-funded Ethiopia-Djibouti water project to be launched
  2. Jack Ma attends Rwandan Youth Summit
  3. Chinese traders resort to importing lion parts
  4. China donates US$ 1 million to assist Botswana in Cyclone Dineo aftermath
  5. China donates US$ 2 million to Liberian police

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 July 2017

  1. China officially sets up its first overseas base in Djibouti
  2. Kenya launches Special Economic Zone project
  3. Huawei to offer international money transfer service in Africa
  4. South Africa’s Eskom signs US$ 1.5 billion loan agreement with China
  5. China says it is not responsible for North Korea nuclear crisis

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 June 2017

  1. Chinese built bridge in Kenya collapses
  2. China to invest US$ 7 Billion into FLNG projects in Africa
  3. China-Africa Development Fund continues to invest billions into Africa
  4. Ghana’s Exim Bank to be operational by September
  5. China-Ethiopia Relations continue to thrive

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 June 2017

 

  1. China – Uganda relations tense amid illegal ivory trade scandal
  2. Dalai Lama visit to Botswana to test China relations
  3. China sends nine doctors to The Gambia
  4. China gives US$ 5 million food donation to South Sudan
  5. Bank of China opens branch in Angola

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 2 June 2017

  1. India and Japan launch AAGC to counter China’s OBOR
  2. Ethiopian Airlines launches new direct flights to Chengdu, China
  3. China donates 420 boreholes to Zambia
  4. China commits to strengthen ties with Mali
  5. BMW production halts in China and South Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 May 2017

  1. India rejects Belt & Road, launches counter project with Japan
  2. Kenya seeks additional US$ 3.59 billion Chinese loan for Railway Project
  3. China-Africa trade ‘leaps’ in first quarter of 2017
  4. South Africa to lead Economic Zone delegation to China
  5. Kenya only interested in ‘win-win’ deals with China says Kenyatta

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 May 2017

  1. USA stops China–Namibia US$ 11.7 million weapon transaction
  2. Ugandan shop owners protest against Chinese traders
  3. Chinese ships exhausting West African fisheries
  4. China donates US$ 58 million towards expansion of Zambian hospital
  5. China-South Africa co-operation continues to bloom at PPEM

 

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 December 2016

  1. China to construct modern international road transport system along the Belt and Road
  2. China sends peacekeepers to South Sudan
  3. Nigeria and China to boost agricultural production
  4. Chinese company establish railway training institution in Kenya
  5. Michael Jordan wins trademark dispute in China’s high court

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 December 2016

  1. Chinese firm launch digital television project in Kenya
  2. BitPesa expands automated services in Africa
  3. Tanzania hosts joint interview event to promote China-Africa relations
  4. South African tourism trainees receive Mandarin certificates
  5. China crackdowns on overseas investments

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 November 2016

  1. BRICS New Development Bank approves projects in China and India
  2. Morocco and China collaborate to build a new city
  3. Nigerian community addresses drug trafficking in China
  4. Officials meet for the South Africa-China Bi-National Commission
  5. China reaffirms commitment to climate change

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 November 2016

  1. Forum held to promote south-south co-operation on climate change
  2. Uganda pursues increased Chinese investment
  3. Documentary accuses Chinese officials of illegal ivory trading
  4. South-South Co-operation agreement in Namibia introduces new farming technologies
  5. Trump and President Xi Jinping discuss prospects for co-operation

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 November 2016

  1. Study finds China’s involvement in Africa gaining positive reviews
  2. Zimbabwean authorities seize Hyenas bound for China
  3. China adopts cyber security law
  4. Kenya-China business group make donation towards wildlife protection
  5. MTN and Huawei launch smart water metering solution

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 November 2016

  1. Africa accelerates the development of digital economies
  2. Egypt secures currency swap with China
  3. China and Malawi first ladies collaborate for HIV/AIDS prevention
  4. China and South Africa strengthen fruit trade
  5. Russia and China promote strategic partnerships

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 October 2016

  1. China supports African states withdrawal from the ICC
  2. Investors target Nigeria’s ICT Sector
  3. Uganda cultivating Chinese hybrid rice
  4. Cape Town to introduce electric buses
  5. China’s Communist Party gathers for the Sixth Plenum

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 October 2016

  1. Chinese companies refund money to Uganda National Roads Authority
  2. China and Sierra Leone discuss ways to enhance bi-lateral relations
  3. China and South Africa collaborate in Research and Development
  4. China makes donation to assist with the African Union Mission in Somalia
  5. China optimistic about BRICS countries long-term prospects

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 October 2016

  1. Huawei launches its first innovation centre in West Africa
  2. Huge potential for South African macadamia nut exports to China
  3. Akon secures investment from Chinese company for power alternatives in Africa
  4. China welcomes foreign internet companies
  5. North Korean ships de-registered in Tanzania

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 October 2016

  1. China Development Bank signs loan agreement with Eskom
  2. Zimbabwe revises double tax agreement with China
  3. Namibian beef exports to China suspended
  4. China plans to develop tourist space planes
  5. South Korea to increase support towards Rwanda’s ICT sector

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 September 2016

  1. Chinese firms complete Ethiopia-Djibouti railway project
  2. Kenya establishes environmental research centre
  3. Uganda to introduce Chinese as optional language
  4. Rice donations supplemented in Africa’s drought-stricken countries
  5. China builds high-speed railway station at the Great Wall

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 September 2016

  1. Egypt negotiating loan from China for renewable energy strategy
  2. President Mugabe transfers formally white-owned farms to Chinese farmers
  3. Kenya attracting Chinese investment in agro-chemicals market
  4. Aspen Pharmacare targets market in China
  5. China pledges additional aid for refugee and migrant crisis

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 September 2016

  1. South Africa and Chinese firm partner for rail infrastructure initiatives
  2. African countries tighten regulations on donkey exports to China
  3. Diplomats and business community donate disaster relief in Tanzania
  4. Environment Ministers of BRICS countries meet in India
  5. China unseats 45 lawmakers for electoral fraud

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 September 2016

  1. G20 supports Africa’s industrialisation plans
  2. China hosts the second Investing in Africa Forum
  3. Ghana energy sector generates interest with Chinese companies
  4. Chinese company petitions to take Nigeria’s Ogun State government to court
  5. China and Saudi Arabia strengthen bi-lateral relations

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 September 2016

  1. China Railway Construction Corporation to construct light railway in Nigeria
  2. China and Namibia to enhance solar and wind energy co-operation
  3. Beijing Automotive International Corporation to build auto plant in South Africa
  4. American businesswoman charged with espionage in China
  5. Mozambique and Japan strengthen bi-lateral co-operation

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 August 2016

  1. Renminbi usage increases in South Africa
  2. Chinese and Austrian company to upgrade highway in Zimbabwe
  3. China and Ethiopia boost co-operation in tourism
  4. China pledges humanitarian aid to South Sudan
  5. China’s Zika rule causes concern for United States exporters

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 August 2016

  1. China and Sierra Leone sign medical agreements
  2. Chinese company hires 1000 Cameroonians for construction of local dam
  3. Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) aims to attract more Chinese tourists
  4. Apple Inc set to build Research and Development center in China
  5. North Korean diplomat in London defects to South Korea

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 August 2016

  1. Chinese foreign minister meets with KenyanPresident Uhuru Kenyatta
  2. Railway projects promoting a model of China-Africa cooperation
  3. The first China-Africa Public Diplomacy Forum opens in Tanzania
  4. Chinese Consulate General makes donation to South Africa’s Women’s Day celebration
  5. Protestors interrupt China’s US$ 15 billion nuclear waste project

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 August 2016

  1. Kenyan railway workers protest against Chinese employer
  2. Beijing pledges to build Zimbabwe’s new parliament
  3. China’s WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa
  4. China opposes Japan’s defense white paper
  5. North Korean diplomat visits Angola to renew ties

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 July 2016

1. Beijing to host Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) follow-up meeting
2. Chinese authorities crack down on online news reporting
3. Chinese polluters to face more business, financing restrictions
4. Japan to increase investment in Ethiopia
5. India-Mauritius economic partnership strengthened

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 July 2016

  1. China’s Export-Import Bank (Exim) loan Tanzania US$ 7.6 billion for railway
  2. Huawei invests US$ 5 million innovation centre in Africa
  3. Kenyan officials divided on fish imports from China
  4. China plans to send special envoy to South Sudan
  5. South China Sea ruling inspires an outburst of patriotism in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 July 2016

  1. China and Egypt sign 18 cooperation agreements
  2. China responds to conflict in Juba, South Sudan
  3. Algeria and China cooperate to strengthen counterterrorism
  4. China supports Nigeria’s digital switch over
  5. International Tribunal rules against China in South China Sea dispute

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 July 2016

  1. International Energy Agency (IEA) reports China’s growing role in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) power sector
  2. The president of the Republic of Congo makes state visit to China
  3. Chinese company supports Namibia’s development plans
  4. Four BRICS countries request amendments to the UN resolution on internet access
  5. EgyptAir increases flights to China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 July 2016

  1. Nigeria signs agreement with Chinese companies to improve infrastructure
  2. African migrant population in Guangzhou slowly declining
  3. Study reveals Angola has received one-quarter of China-Africa loans
  4. Brexit expected to have limited impact on the China’s economy
  5. Hotels in Dubai seek out tourists from Africa and China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 June 2016

  1. Chinese envoy meets with President Robert Mugabe
  2. China-Africa Media corporations sign partnership agreements
  3. China and Uzbekistan establish strategic economic cooperation
  4. African governments support China on South China Sea disputes
  5. Animal rights activists and vendors clash at Chinese dog meat festival

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 June 2016

  1. European Development Bank joins the Silk Road Fund
  2. Morocco and Chinese firm build US$ 10 billion industrial park
  3. Chinese multinational group introduce agricultural training courses in Nigeria
  4. China disapprove of meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama
  5. Chinese feminists show solidarity for Stanford University sexual assault victim

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 June 2016

  1. China and United States (US) meet for Strategic and Economic dialogue (S&ED)
  2. China commits to control excess steel output
  3. US-Japan sign defence cooperation deal
  4. Kenyan educational institutions export industrial parts to China
  5. Mandarin introduced in schools across South Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 3 June 2016

  1. Chinese peacekeeper killed in Mali attack
  2. Chinese company withdraws detergent advert after racism outcry
  3. Turkey seeks deeper relations with Africa
  4. China and North Korea seek to mend ties
  5. China and Togo agree to upgrade co-operation

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 May 2016

  1. China defends stance on South China Sea
  2. South African wine exports to China have increased rapidly
  3. Chinese fishing vessels arrested in South Africa
  4. South Korea to boost ties with Africa
  5. 9,000 Nigerians studying in Malaysia

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 May 2016

  1. China and US promote global governance for cyber security
  2. China silent on celebrating 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution
  3. Mozambique receives US$ 16 million grant from China
  4. China to revitalise Tazara Railway through privatization
  5. Chinese and South African navies increase collaboration

 

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 May 2016

  1. Taiwan apprehensive of the World Health Assembly (WHA) invitation
  2. Morocco-China establish strategic partnership
  3. Aveyime in Ghana Introduces Chinese farming technology
  4. Trial in Tanzania against the ‘Ivory Queen’ has been postponed
  5. Canned air market expand to India

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 May 2016

  1. China and Japan meet to improve bi-lateral relationship
  2. Chinese high court rules against Apple trademark lawsuit
  3. China supports United Nations decision to end sanctions against Cote d’Ivoire
  4. African Union and China commit to elevating bi-lateral relationship
  5. Kenya signs deal with China to support capacity building in the petroleum sub-sector

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 April 2016

  1. President Xi Jinping takes on new title as Commander in Chief
  2. Countries sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change
  3. China finalising law to control foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  4. China supports capacity building in Africa’s geoinformation
  5. South African officials to Study Special Economic Zones in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 April 2016

  1. Twin earthquakes occur in Japan and Ecuador
  2. China plans to start importing from Nigeria
  3. Africa to co-host Chinese SME fair
  4. Chinese Scientists making progress on Zika virus research
  5. China completes construction on Asia’s longest bridge

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 April 2016

  1. China-Nigeria strengthen economic co-operation
  2. Taiwanese group deported from Kenya now suspected of telecom fraud in China
  3. Hong Kong based smartphone company launches in East Africa
  4. Chinese man arrested for ivory trafficking in Kenya
  5. China and South Africa engage in wildlife protection

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 April 2016

  1. China censors report’s on ‘Panama Papers’
  2. China-UK prepared to enhance bi-lateral co-operation
  3. Chinese imports in Kenya cross US$ 30 million mark
  4. Nigerian President invited for state visit in China
  5. China-Sierra Leone Friendship Bio-safety Laboratory now detecting Zika virus

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 April 2016

  1. Huawei partners with Techno Brain in Ethiopia
  2. Zimbabwe receives food donation from China to help alleviate effects of drought
  3. China and the Czech Republic establish strategic partnership
  4. China secures loan from the World Bank for pollution control projects
  5. The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages increased regulation over Chinese vaccines

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 March 2016

  1. China-US open Nuclear Security Centre
  2. Nepal and China expand bilateral co-operation
  3. China Hosts the first Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Meeting
  4. China and Gambia renew Diplomatic relations
  5. The Preferential Trade Area (PTA) Bank partners with China to Finance African projects

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 March 2016

  1. China continues co-operation with Nigeria
  2. Ghana places restrictions on cement imports from China and Nigeria
  3. Bank of China opens office in Morocco
  4. China reaffirms anti-terror commitment in Afghanistan
  5. Investigation called into Argentine sinking of Chinese fishing boat

 

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 March 2016

  1. China reassures commitment to FOCAC resolutions
  2. China negotiates to reduce drug prices
  3. US plans to enact sanctions against China’s ZTE
  4. China plans to expand global military facilities
  5. Robert Mugabe invited to summit in Japan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 March 2016

  1. CPPCC commences 2016 session
  2. Oxfam initiates Africa-China Dialogue Platform
  3. China Resources Beer (Holding) Co buys brewer in historic acquisition
  4. Chinese government assists ecological conservation in Kenya
  5. United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 February 2016

  1. Confucius Institute enhances China-African relationship
  2. China “two-child” policy puts strain on health systems
  3. BRICS New Development Bank set to open Regional Centre
  4. China Supports Increased African Representation in the UN Security Council
  5. US-China draft new sanctions on North Korea

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 February 2016

  1. Chinese government introduces new residence system
  2. United States hosts ASEAN Summit
  3. China defends South China Sea territorial sovereignty
  4. South-South cooperation promotes wildlife protection
  5. SADC increases trade investments with China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 February 2016

1. McKinsey Report defends interest in African mining companies
2. Nigeria to seek loan from China
3. Japan deploys more peacekeeping troops to South Sudan
4. China quarantine’s first case of Zika Virus
5. Hong Kong protests over Lunar New Year

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 February 2016

1. China concerned about North Korea rocket launch
2. ChemChina acquires Syngenta in bid to ensure food security
3. Capital outflows to be curbed by China
4. Mauritius and China discuss 21st Century New Maritime Silk Road
5. Mozambique and China sign visa waiver agreement

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 January 2016

  1. Director of China’s Statistics Bureau under investigation for corruption
  2. Swedish activist expelled from China
  3. US and China agree on need for new UN resolution targeting North Korea
  4. New team of Chinese medics arrives in Rwanda
  5. China’s industrial profit declines

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 January 2016

  1. Slowest growth for China in 25 years
  2. Gulf nations and China Resume free trade talks
  3. Vietnam accuses China of towing oil rig into disputed South China Sea
  4. Djibouti signs trade deals with China
  5. Taiwan warned against independence move after opposition victory

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 December 2015

1. US$ 60 billion support package for Africa announced during FOCAC
2. Cross-Kenya railway to be completed by Chinese company
3. King Goodwill Zwelithini asks China for medical equipment
4. ADB approves China’s anti-pollution loan
5. 13 million unregistered Chinese citizens to be granted residence

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 4 December 2015

1. South Africa and China sign deals worth US$ 6.5 billion
2. Zimbabwe and China sign 10 economic agreements
3. Livestock vaccine production laboratory to be established by China in Zambia
4. China vows to cut emissions by 60 per cent by 2020
5. Bureau of Meteorology cyber-attack blamed on China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 November 2015

1. Omar Al-Bashir to skip FOCAC summit
2. “Logistics facilities” to be built in Djibouti by China
3. Mali attack prompts boost in China-Africa anti-terror co-operation
4. China’s coal use comes under scrutiny ahead of Paris Climate Conference
5. Two Brazilian hydro-power plants to be operated by China Three Gorges

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 November 2015

1. China vows justice after ISIS hostage killing
2. China to sanction companies disobeying Nigerian laws
3. IMF to include Chinese yuan in SDR Basket
4. Ghana to benefit from Chinese water project
5. Australian government blocks sale of Kidman farmlands to Chinese

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 November 2015

1. China-Africa trade approaches US$ 300 billion for 2015
2. Chinese military chief visits Djibouti amid Chinese base speculation
3. South African wines gain popularity in China
4. Indonesia threatens to take China to international court over South China Sea dispute
5. Singles Day record sales provides hope to Chinese economy

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 November 2015

1. Air China and SAA resume direct Beijing-Johannesburg flights
2. Xiaomi to expand smartphone sales to African market
3. Liberia and China agree on an all-round co-operative partnership
4. Presidents of China and Taiwan to meet for first time in 66 years
5. China unveils first domestically produced passenger aircraft

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 October 2015

1. India woos Africa amidst China slowdown
2. Mugabe rejects Confucius Peace Prize
3. African growth feels the strain from China’s slowdown
4. USA and China navy chiefs to discuss South China Sea tension
5. German Chancellor arrives in China to discuss trade and Syrian crisis

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 October 2015

1. Chinese investment in Africa plummets by 84 per cent
2. China pledges US$ 50 billion for industrialisation of RSA and Africa
3. Foot and mouth vaccine plant to be set up by Chinese firms in Namibia
4. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe wins Chinese Peace Prize
5. David Cameron defends China-UK business deals

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 October 2015

1. Chinese firms buy, lease far less African farmland than thought – Brautigam book
2. “Chinese Ivory Queen” will fight smuggling charges
3. Businessman at centre of China-Africa deals faces probe
4. Vietnam slams China over lighthouse construction in South China Sea
5. Tri-lateral summit to be held by China, Japan and South Korea

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 October 2015

1. Chinese government pledges to build 100 hospitals and clinics in Africa
2. Slowing Chinese economy negatively affecting African mineral exports
3. China takes further steps to internationalise currency
4. “Hazardous” smog levels raise concerns at China Open
5. Typhoon Mujigae causes large scale destruction in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 October 2015

1. Series of parcel bombs rock China
2. China-Africa Hope Project to build more New Hope schools in Africa
3. South Africa to co-host China-Africa Health Forum
4. US-China ban ivory imports amid poaching crises in Africa
5. China promises funding and troops to peacekeeping efforts

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 September 2015

1. China-Africa co-operation on infrastructure to continue in light of Addis Ababa Metro launch
2. Rand weakens further, but China’s economic slowdown not to hurt development project
3. US citizen arrested for spying in China
4. China-UK deals attract criticism on rights
5. Apple’s eco-friendly innovation to benefit suppliers in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 September 2015

1. Chinese demand for lion bones and exotic African animal products continues to increase
2. Sudan invited to participate on Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
3. China trying to compete with Germany in Egyptian submarine bid
4. Tension prevails as Xi Jinping’s US visit draws near
5. Validity of Chinese economic growth data questioned

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 September 2015

1. Kenya and Chinese company sign nuclear deal
2. 4th China-Africa Think Tanks Forum held in South Africa
3. South African Airways announces code share agreement with Air China
4. Chinese government seeks to reassure the world on economic outlook
5. China spacecraft aims to reach “dark side of the moon”

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 September 2015

1. Sudan and China to establish strategic partnership
2. South African President attends China’s World War II ceremony
3. Russia and China continue to expand energy co-operation
4. USA to sanction Chinese firms linked to cyber theft
5. Chinese navy ships spotted 12 nautical miles off US coast

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 August 2015

1. African National Congress says United States is destabilising China
2. Chinese phone maker seeking market share in Africa
3. South African students granted record number of Chinese scholarships
4. Sub-Saharan Africa affected by China stock market crash and currency devaluation
5. Western leaders will not attend China’s military parade

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 August 2015

1. Kenya and China discuss exchange of prisoners
2. Ninety Ghanaian students granted Chinese scholarships
3. China arrests 15,000 people for web security violations
4. Pollution contributes to 1.6 million deaths in China per year
5. Russia and China to launch largest-ever joint navy exercise

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 August 2015

1. South African schools set to teach Mandarin
2. Nigerian President angry over diverted Chinese loan
3. The devaluation of the Chinese yuan impacts Africa
4. Explosion in Tianjin investigated by chemical experts
5. United States businesses lobby Obama on China cybersecurity fears

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 August 2015

1. Chinese foreign minister visits Ebola-stricken countries
2. Direct China-Kenya flights are launched
3. Chinese media company controls East African pay television market
4. First Catholic Bishop consecrated in China in three years
5. Retired Chinese environmental minister target of China’s corruption crackdown

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 31 July 2015

1. President Obama on China’s turf
2. Use of Chinese Renminbi rises in South Africa
3. Chinese switch to African oil
4. South African Communications Minister aims to learn from Chinese media
5. Crosses removed from more than 1,200 Chinese churches

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 July 2015

1. China-Africa Entrepreneurs Forum held in Nairobi
2. Chinese government donates equipment to boost Tanzanian anti-poaching efforts
3. Nigerian staff workers protest alleged “unfair” dismissal by Chinese firm
4. China may relax decades-old “one-child” policy
5. Six missing in China after crackdown on activists

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 July 2015

1. 10 South Africans detained in China heading home
2. Chinese nuclear power companies interested in South African market
3. Tsinghua Unigroup offers to buy US Micron Technology
4. Large Chinese state banks recruited into stock market rescue
5. Beijing warns Manila over repairs to ship on Spratly reef outpost

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 July 2015

1. South Africa and China sign yuan clearing deal
2. Zimbabwe exports twenty-four elephants to China
3. China National Petroleum Corporation to increase oil investments in Sudan
4. Huawei launches e-library programme in South Africa
5. Is China’s stock market rout over?

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 03 July 2015

1. Chinese investment in Africa shifts towards the manufacturing sector
2. Naspers earnings up 30 per cent thanks to Tencent
3. China parliament ratifies BRICS Bank agreement
4. France could provide China with “insight” on West Africa
5. China adopts sweeping national security law

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 June 2015

1. Chinese firm secures US$ 120 million Ethiopia–Kenya power project
2. Sudan and China consolidate trade co-operation
3. China to abolish cap on bank loans
4. Authorities in China seize smuggled meat – some more than 40 years old
5. USA and China struggle to remove economic barriers

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 June 2015

1. Kenya to set up 50 Megawatt solar plant funded by China
2. Rand Merchant Bank and China Development Bank loan Tanzania US$ 800 million
3. Ghana and China celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations
4. Hong Kong politicians reject Beijing-backed reforms
5. Chinese government discourages Muslims from fasting during Ramadan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 June 2015

1. South Africa’s cyber security deal with China raises concern
2. China Telecom establishes operating unit in Africa and Middle East region
3. South Africa-China legislative co-operation encouraged at first BRICS parliamentary forum
4. Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China for first visit
5. Bold trans-oceanic railway project across South America may cost China US$ 10 billion

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 June 2015

1. World Bank co-operates with Chinese firm to develop low-cost houses in Africa
2. Chinese companies provide funding for mining projects and railway development in Tanzania
3. Bank of China plans to open a branch in Mauritius
4. HNA buys 6.2 per cent of South Africa’s Comair, accelerating China-Africa aviation links
5. Chinese ship capsizes on Yangtze with hundreds missing

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 May 2015

1. Kenyan government to use Chinese company for further railway line extension
2. Chinese oil workers evacuated from South Sudan
3. South Africa’s new visa regulations severely affecting Chinese tourism
4. “Poor construction” blamed for China nursing home fire
5. China releases first defence white paper

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 May 2015

1. Greenpeace study reveals Chinese boats illegally fishing off west African coast
2. African Union head calls on China to realise an African permanent seat in the UN Security Council
3. Former Egyptian President Morsi death penalty is a domestic affair says China
4. Tension again growing between US and China over South China Sea islands
5. Brazil and China confirm trade and investment deals worth billions of US dollars

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 May 2015

  1. China proposes military base in Djibouti
  2. Zambian government allegedly hides US$ 193 million loan from Chinese company
  3. Chinese businesses address growing issue of ivory trade
  4. Greece invited to join BRICS bank
  5. Apple announces new environmental initiative in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 May 2015

  1. SA and Chinese governments satisfied with BRICS development bank progress
  2. Southern Africa region presents huge opportunities for China-Africa industrial cooperation
  3. China to invest $26bn in Equatorial Guinea
  4. Nigerian buyers and exporters encouraged to attend Canton Fair
  5. Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 April 2015

1. Chinese state-owned rail company signs US$ 5.5 billion worth of contracts in Africa
2. China bilateral talks with Zimbabwe
3. Ethiopia signs agreement for China to build tallest building in East Africa
4. Chinese finance minister worried China may go the way of South Africa
5. China overtakes France in vineyards to become world’s second-biggest wine-growing area

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 April 2015

1. United States and China accused of polluting west-Africa with e-waste
2. Chinese government issues travel warning for South Africa amid xenophobic violence
3. Shandong acquires Africa’s second largest iron-ore mine
4. China government firm’s default shocks market
5. Scientists in China admit to tweaking the genes of human embryos

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 April 2015

1. China complains to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on Chinese stores
2. African Development Bank welcomes China-led new Asian investment bank
3. EU and USA criticise Chinese journalist’s jailing for leaking state secrets
4. China readies US$ 46 billion for Pakistan trade route
5. Japan takes China’s place as biggest USA creditor

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 April 2015

1. South Africa seals currency swap with China
2. Africa and China explore opportunities for collaboration on health care
3. China considering rail tunnel to Nepal under Mount Everest
4. Roadmap to judicial, social reform unveiled in China
5. South China Sea islands continue to create tension

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 April 2015

1. Mandarin to be added to South African school curriculum from January 2016
2. Kenya signs deal with Chinese firm for the development of new steel plant
3. China donates military equipment to Namibian government
4. Fighter jets landing in Taiwan stirs up anger in China
5. China launches inspection campaign following falsification of air quality data

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 March 2015

1. “No Africans” policy at Chinese restaurant in Kenya prompts arrest, outrage
2. Japan invests three times more project money in Africa than China
3. China indicates opposition to possible United Nations sanctions in South Sudan
4. Oil producers sound retreat from China
5. China’s anti-corruption crackdown reaches USA

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 March 2015

1. Solar plant of US$ 1 billion to be constructed in Ghana with Chinese investment
2. Namibian President inaugurates US$ 80 million Chinese-funded road
3. Abducted Chinese workers in Nigeria released
4. Tanzania in talks with China concerning funding of wind farm
5. China overtakes Germany to become world’s third-largest arms exporter

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 March 2015

1. Chinese consortium to construct two wind farms in South Africa
2. New focus for Chinese co-operation with Africa
3. USA objects to UK’s “constant accommodation” with China
4. Travel policy for mainland visitors to Hong Kong reviewed by Chinese government
5. Canada and China agree to 10 year visas

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 March 2015

1. China accused of nuclear espionage in South Africa
2. Australian mining company sign MoU with China-based Sinoma for Tanzania venture
3. Cultural centre in Mozambique to be funded by China to the value of US$ 50 million
4. China’s military budget set to rise by more than 10 per cent in 2015
5. Environmental documentary created by Chinese journalist goes viral

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 February 2015

1. Work to begin on Chinese consortium mining project in Namibia
2. Kenya and China to co-operate on drawing Chinese tourists
3. Chinese government donates 17 busses to boost transport in Ghana
4. China leads UN open debate for international peace and security
5. Leading technology removed from China’s state purchase list

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 February 2015

1. Botswana set to welcome Chinese medical team
2. Angola inaugurates Chinese-built railway
3. First Africa based journal on East-Asia and Africa gains official accreditation
4. Lunar New Year celebrations in China usher in the year of the goat
5. New islands in the South China Sea show China’s increasing presence in disputed waters

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 February 2015

1. Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Southern Africa to promote economic ties
2. South African police officer arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly trafficking drugs
3. The China-Africa Development Fund to set up regional office in Nairobi
4. Chinese, Afghan and Pakistani diplomats meet to discuss financial and political support
5. Taiwanese official, Wang Yu-chi steps down following ex-deputy’s acquittal

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 February 2015

1. Sudan and China sign six-year oil exploration deal
2. Railway connecting Ethiopia and Djibouti to be constructed by two Chinese firms
3. South African Airways to stop direct flights to China
4. Tension between Norway and China over expelled scholar
5. Despite “war on pollution” most Chinese cities fail to meet air quality standards

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 January 2015

1. China and AU sign agreement for ambitious infrastructure project
2. Cyber-criminals in Kenya requested to be extradited to China
3. Chinese embassy evacuates Chinese business owners in DRC as a “safety measure”
4. Indonesia and China to strengthen economic ties through increased trade and investment
5. Public officials in China accused of dining on endangered animal

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 January 2015

1. Peacekeepers from China start deployment into South Sudan
2. Power plant project worth US$ 1 billion in Angola awarded to Chinese contractor
3. Africa’s integration into China’s Maritime Silk Road on the rise
4. Economic growth in China slows to 24 year low but outlook positive
5. China’s Premier in Switzerland amidst the annual World Economic Forum

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 January 2015

1. China’s Foreign Minister defends Chinese presence in Africa
2. Ebola-affected countries in West Africa receive next Chinese aid shipment
3. Chinese host mediation talks to help ease tensions in South Sudan
4. Venezuela signs US$ 20 billion deal with China
5. Taxi drivers on strike in China due to high cab rental fees

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 January 2015

1. Chinese funded construction starts on new Gauteng ‘city’ in South Africa
2. Police in Malawi arrest three Chinese nationals due to fraud allegation
3. Egypt and China establish comprehensive strategic partnership
4. Afghan peace talks encouraged by China
5. China encourages NGOs to punish environmental polluters

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 December 2014

1. Sonangol receives US$ 2 billion from CDB to fund expansion projects
2. Zimbabwe and China involved in elephant export scandal
3. Chinese firm joins rescue mission for collapsed building in Nairobi
4. China to invest billions in Eastern Europe
5. Housing prices in China continue to drop

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 December 2014

1. Ivory Coast receives US$ 875 million loan from China Eximbank for port construction
2. Kenyan officials arrested 77 Chinese nationals in cybercrime raids
3. President Sisi of Egypt to visit China this month
4. Brazil and China launch joint satellite
5. Top Chinese planning official sentenced to life in prison over bribery
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 5 December 2014

1. South African President visits China
2. Chinese rail project provides employment to 30 000 Kenyan workers
3. South Sudan and China sign agreement on academic exchange
4. World’s longest railway — linking China and Madrid
5. United Kingdom and China clash over Hong Kong

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 November 2014

1. Chinese company to build hydropower plant in Ghana
2. Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association re-launched
3. Chinese unveil Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia
4. China to help India build its first bullet train
5. Mining accident in China leaves 24 dead

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 November 2014

1. Medical team from China to staff Chinese funded ebola clinic in Liberia
2. Standard Bank Namibia launches unit dedicated to managing growing Chinese investment
3. Ugandan banks offer Chinese yuan payments
4. Landmark free trade agreement between China and Australia reached
5. China’s first government-backed Internet conference opens

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 November 2014

1. South Africa and China sign nuclear co-operation agreement
2. New drug for Malaria tested on entire population in Comoros
3. Angola to take over presidency of the Kimberly Process
4. Chinese Stock Markets open to foreign investors
5. China unveils new fighter jet at annual military event

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 November 2014

1. Delegation of 51 South African companies attend South African Expos in China
2. South Sudan accuses Chinese telecom giant Huawei of hacking and forgery
3. Two Chinese companies explore mineral sands in Mozambique
4. Barack Obama to visit Asia Pacific region
5. Apec summit in Beijing leads to air pollution clean up

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 31 October 2014

1. Ebola outbreak feared in China after Chinese workers continue to combat virus in West Africa
2. China and Tanzania sign US$ 1.7 billion deal to construct satellite city
3. Mali looks to secure US$ 11 billion railway deal with China
4. Operation “Fox Hunt” tracks down corrupt Chinese officials abroad
5. Two major Chinese train building companies to merge

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 October 2014

1. Ebola fears spark Chinese evacuation in West Africa
2. Chinese company ZTE set to expand market share in South Africa
3. Tanzanian President on six day state visit in China
4. BBC’s English-language website blocked in China
5. China’s economic growth slows to five year low

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 October 2014

1. South African platinum mine purchase agreement with Chinese consortium terminated
2. Chinese embassy reopens in Somalia after 23 years
3. Zimbabwe secures Chinese power generation deal
4. Italy and China sign business deals worth US$ 10 billion
5. First Chinese built luxury liner planned

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 October 2014

1. International Monetary Fund says China is now world’s largest economy based on PPP
2. Alleged “China influenced” Dalai Lama visa denial continues to create tension in South Africa
3. Huawei expands operations in Namibia
4. Taiwan offers to help West Africa fight Ebola outbreak
5. China detains supporters of Hong Kong protest

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 03 October 2014

1. China suspends all arms sales to South Sudan
2. Chinese energy company signs provisional power purchase agreement with Zimbabwe
3. Mauritania health sector to receive boost from Chinese co-operation agreement
4. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continue as China celebrates 65th National Day
5. Property restrictions eased in China amid rise in growth concerns

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 September 2014

1. Chinese company chosen to construct gas-fired plant in Namibia
2. Ugandan railway project hoping for Chinese loan to get oil production underway
3. Concerns raised over torture weapons sold in Africa
4. Life sentence for prominent Uigher activist Ilham Tohti
5. China promises to do more to fight climate change

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 September 2014

1. Major Chinese iron and steel producer to build plant in South Africa
2. Shanghai Electric to invest US$ 2 billion in Moroccan solar energy project
3. Ethiopia-China consortium to construct hydroelectric complex in Ethiopia
4. Chinese ambassador to Iceland arrested for alleged espionage
5. China Central Bank to inject US$ 81 billion into China’s economy

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 September 2014

1. Major textile plant to be built in Kenya by Chinese company
2. Renewable energy technology pact signed between Ghana and China, funded by Denmark
3. China deploys soldiers to South Sudan
4. Russia and China sign further currency and economic agreements
5. China’s stock market suffers worst blow in months

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 September 2014

1. China ships Ebola drug to West Africa
2. First Ethiopian tram manufactured in China complete
3. New report reveals Guangzhou is home to largest African community in Asia
4. Hong Kong and China’s democracy row
5. China marks World War Two victory over Japan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 August 2014

1. President Mugabe secures Chinese investment for Zimbabwe
2. Ugandan railway deal with Chinese firm sours
3. Tanzania trade with China up 49 per cent 2012 to 2013
4. USA and China hold meeting to clear up military tension
5. Yet another food scare hits China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 August 2014

1. South Africa’s Standard Bank faces US$ 80 million loss due to suspected financing fraud in China
2. Study shows over 100 000 African elephants killed amid Chinese ivory demand increase
3. China demands ceasefire in South Sudan after renewed violence
4. Japanese car parts firms in China fined for price-fixing
5. Over 1000 members of banned religious cult arrested in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 August 2014

1. China joins world effort to combat Ebola outbreak in West Africa
2. Chinese firm plans to invest US$ 400 million in the construction of an economic zone in Uganda
3. Africa on the receiving end of multiple Chinese funds
4. Anti-monopoly investigations in China affect international automakers
5. Housing market in China sluggish

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 August 2014

1. Kenya signs US$ 478 million port deal with China
2. China aids in installation of solar-powered street lights in Ghana
3. Chinese solar company builds plant in South Africa
4. President Obama says the USA is a better fit for Africa
5. Devastating Earthquake Strikes China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 August 2014

1. Kenya’s Chinese loans exceed US$ 9.3 billion between 2008-2014
2. Chinese market fuels illegal logging of Mozambique’s forests
3. Collaboration between China and Ghana to fight piracy of Ghanaian textiles
4. Microsoft under pressure and offices raided in China
5. Dozens killed, injured in Xinjiang terror attack

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 July 2014

1. Zimbabwean officials arrest Chinese national suspected of poaching
2. Rwanda and China sign textile deal
3. Kenya and China join forces to tackle environmental concerns
4. Typhoon Rammasun leaves path of destruction in China
5. McDonald’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut allegedly served expired meat in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 July 2014

1. New BRICS bank to be based in China, India to have presidency
2. Ugandan mining project of US$ 620 million funded by China-Africa Development Fund
3. Chinese automaker Foton launches vans for African market
4. South Sudan takes delivery of Chinese manufactured weapons
5. Mozambique road repairs funded by China Exim Bank

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 July 2014

1. Growing demand for ivory in China fuels African terrorism
2. Chinese energy company to invest US$ 117 million in Ghanaian solar field
3. South African president launches China automotive plant in Eastern Cape
4. China’s Foreign Ministry thinks the “time is ripe” for a BRICS development bank
5. More than half of China’s foreign aid since 2010 went to Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 July 2014

1. South Sudan vice president on four-day visit to China
2. Chinese university trains 41 engineers from Angola
3. China reopens embassy in Somalia
4. South Africa close to starting yellow-corn exports to China
5. Taiwan donates rice to five African nations

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 June 2014

1. China contributes more soldiers to UN peacekeeping in South Sudan
2. Education to increasingly form part of China-Africa relations
3. Zambia and China sign new loan agreements
4. China expands plans for World Bank rival
5. First ever Chinese ministerial-level official sent to Taiwan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 June 2014

1. The Second Forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation opens
2. China urges support for Sahel to tackle security threats
3. Chinese vice-president to visit Zambia
4. Four hurt in knife attack in restive western China
5. UK and China increase co-operation, boosts Yuan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 June 2014

1. Namibia and China partake in joint naval activities
2. ECOWAS and China establish a strategic consultative mechanism
3. China and Somalia ministerial meeting on co-operation
4. Global wind power capacity to more than double by 2020 – led by China
5. United Nations willing to mediate China-Vietnam row

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 June 2014

1. Chinese Peacekeepers headed for South Sudan
2. Hongqiao to buy African bauxite company for US$ 120 million
3. Chinese-Mozambican consortium set up for coal mining in Mozambique
4. Solar world’s trade dispute continues to haunt China
5. Tiananmen creates tension between USA and China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 May 2014

1. Guinea, Rio Tinto and Chinalco sign US$ 20 billion deal for iron ore mine
2. Nigerian Navy receives warship courtesy of China
3. More African students set to benefit from Chinese scholarships
4. Fishing boat incident in disputed waters further affects China-Vietnam tension
5. Heightened crackdown on instant messaging in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 May 2014

1. Suspected Boko Haram attack on Chinese workers in Cameroon
2. China is putting US$ 2 billion into fighting its neo-colonialist image in Africa
3. Ethiopia in US$ 500 million Boeing fleet expansion deal with China
4. Urumqi attack kills 31 in China’s Xinjiang region
5. Windows 8 banned from Chinese government computers

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 May 2014

1. Illegal logging in Africa allegedly fuelled by China’s growing timber demands
2. Aviation deal between China and Kenya established
3. Cement factory in South Africa to be jointly funded by China and South Africa
4. Anti-China protests escalate in Vietnam
5. Environmental protests in eastern-China lead to arrests

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 May 2014

1. China pledges US$ 12 billion to Africa
2. Nigeria signs US$ 13.1 billion coastal railway contract with China
3. Kidnapped Chinese engineers freed
4. China vows to help find missing Nigerian girls
5. Zimbabwe in bid for more China business

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 May 2014

1. Premier of China, Li Keqiang, to visit four African Countries in May
2. The year of South Africa in China launched in Beijing
3. Sierra Leone’s newest highway– funded and constructed by China
4. Consumption of protected animal species to become illegal in China
5. United States of America economy maybe second after China already in 2014

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 April 2014

1. Two Chinese engineers abducted in Sudan’s Kordofan region
2. Huawei launches telecom projects in Zambia
3. Kenya aims to increase Chinese tourist numbers
4. China, Russia block Central African Republic blacklist at UN
5. Japanese ship freed by Chinese court after unprecedented seizure

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 April 2014

1. Chinese city in South Africa to break ground in 2015
2. Asiatic black bears used for bile extraction in China to be rescued
3. West African countries seek medical aid from China
4. United Nations to halt arms shipments from China to Mali via Ivory Coast
5. Strikes in the Southern Chinese city of Dongguan escalate

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 April 2014

1. Zambian government investigates unlicensed mining by Chinese operator
2. Sudan’s speaker of parliament calls for more economic openness with China
3. Star Times assists Mozambique to migrate to digital broadcasting
4. Nigeria and China sign a memorandum of understanding on power producing
5. China warns US not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 April 2014

1. Chinese nationals found with 14 rhino horns in Namibia
2. South African-Chinese investment in platinum mine to create over 3000 jobs
3. Environmental protests spreading across Guangdong
4. Minimum wage to increase in China
5. Mining tycoon to stand trial in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 March 2014

1. Sub-Saharan Africa under economic pressure due to China slowdown
2. Cement plant upgrade in Zimbabwe to be funded by Chinese firm
3. Trade between China and Tanzania surpasses US$ 3.7 billion
4. Relatives of Flight 370 victims protest in China
5. Taiwanese trade pact with China sparks student protests

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 March 2014

1. Ghana and China to finalise US$ 3 billion loan
2. Nigeria arrests Chinese illegal fisher
3. China’s CITIC builds 6,000 homes in Angola
4. South Africa train deal with Chinese firms
5. China helps Ghana boost rice production

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 March 2014

1. Most important economic concerns identified by Chinese Premier
2. China Zambian sign finance agreement for power transmission line
3. Ukraine and Russia puts China in an awkward position
4. South Africa and China to co-operate on basic education
5. China Kunming knife attack: Three suspects captured

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 February 2014

1. Nigeria to receive first patrol ship from China
2. Iron ore imports from Africa set to rise for China
3. Yuan suddenly falls sharply against US Dollar – deliberate central bank tactic suspected
4. National People’s Congress to meet: economy a high priority
5. Thick haze of smog affects large parts of China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 February 2014

1. China-African trade exceeds US$ 200 billion in 2013
2. Environmental expert claims China colonising Africa
3. Senegalese president visits China and defends China engagement in Africa
4. Obama-Dalai Lama meeting opposed by China – seek cancelation
5. China spends most in world on energy efficiency in 2013

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 February 2014

1. China and Taiwan hold historic talks
2. South Sudan marks new foreign policy chapter for China
3. Twenty Chinese companies to visit Zambia
4. China is biggest importer of cotton produced in Mozambique
5. Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China’s former President, Prime Minister

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 February 2014

1. China pulled towards action in South Sudan
2. State-owned Chinese bank buys South African bank unit in UK
3. Zambia China Mulungushi textiles to re-open
4. USA warns China about expanding its air defence zone in Asia
5. Chinese Premier signs regulation on state secrecy law

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 31 January 2014

1. First Chinese -Taiwan government meeting set
2. Chinese energy firm to invest US$ 160 million in Zimbabwe solar power plant
3. Kenya court sentences a Chinese ivory smuggler to 7 years in jail
4. Zimbabwe adopts Chinese Yuan as legal currency
5. Chinese New Year celebrated, welcoming the Year of the Wooden Horse

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 January 2014

1. US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project
2. Chinese firm given 15 days to address labour irregularities in Mozambique
3. Sudan signs US$ 680 million contract with a Chinese firm for Khartoum Airport
4. USA to host Africa summit amid concern over China’s influence
5. China economy growth slows to 7.7 per cent , beating government target

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 January 2014

1. Nigerian diplomats and officials granted visa-free entry to China
2. Rwanda receives solar energy kit systems from China
3. China hopes Central African Republic will have new leaders soon
4. Three tech-equipment plants to be built in Nigeria by a Chinese firm
5. Another Chinese Communist Party princeling apologises for Cultural Revolution atrocities

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 January 2014

1. Chinese foreign minister visits Africa for traditional new years visit
2. China takes stand against the illegal elephant ivory trade
3. Niger state in Nigeria benefits from US$ 10 billion investment by Chinese firm
4. China urges South Sudan’s warring sides to start peace talks
5. Reports say the death of China Railway President may be linked to anti-corruption campaign

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 December 2013

1. Kenya to sign coal mining deal with China’s Fenxi
2. Nigeria partners with China to build three power plants in Nigeria
3. USA and China complementary in Africa, says the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe
4. China to make local officials accountable for government debt
5. Final Weekly Briefing for 2013

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 December 2013

1. China’s President Xi pays tribute to South African statesman Nelson Mandela
2. Kenya’s US$ 653 million airport expansion to be built by Chinese firms
3. Nigerian smartphone market targeted by China’s Tecno
4. Construction of Kenya’s Isiolo-Moyale road halted following violence
5. China-Africa Development Fund keen to speed up investment activities in Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 November 2013

1. Zimbabwean authorities target Chinese and Nigerian shop owners to close up shop
2. Zambia charges Chinese businessman and former president in graft case
3. Kenya launches new Chinese financed railway to reach South Sudan and Burundi
4. USA defies China with B-52 flight over disputed islands
5. South African giraffes arrive at Yunnan Zoo, China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 November 2013

1. China to provide Africa with US$ 1 trillion financing
2. Gambia cuts ties with Taiwan after “exorbitant” aid demand is declined
3. Namibia and China sign a US$ 25 million co-operation deal
4. South African firm receives Chinese electric locomotives
5. Relaxing one-child policy as part of China reforms package

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 November 2013

1. Zimbabwe gets US$ 319 million Chinese loan for Kariba Power station expansion
2. West African iron ore market tied-up through Chinese sales deals and infrastructure
3. Zambian Mining Union wins 12 per cent wage increase with Chinese mining group
4. Ivory smuggling putting strain on Sino-African relations; stronger efforts needed
5. China, Russia and Saudi Arabia win seats on UN Human Rights Council

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 November 2013

1. South African Reserve Bank invests in Chinese bond market
2. African states receive support from China in ICC’s Kenya case
3. China’s Huawei offers ICT training programme for 1000 Nigerian women
4. Ghana detains 46 suspected illegal miners from China, India and the United States
5. Explosions near Communist Party Building in Shanxi Province

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 November 2013

1. Tanzania and Chinese companies ink US$ 1.7 billion investment agreements
2. Niger secures US$ 1 billion dollar loan from China Exim bank
3. Chinese firm wins two wind power projects in South Africa
4. Sri Lanka opens US$ 292 million Chinese-funded airport highway
5. Sinopec seeks partners in Canada shale gas projects

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 October 2013

1. Zimbabwe ties up multi-billion dollar platinum deals with China
2. Angolan state oil firm to open trading office in China
3. Chinese firm completes power project in Nigeria
4. UK signs nuclear power deal with Sino-French Consortium
5. China’s Peking University fires professor who criticized government

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 October 2013

1. Mondi, South African packaging company opening factories in China
2. Zimbabwe wants China tourism deal re-negotiated
3. South African hotelier to invest US$ 1.5 billion in China holiday resort
4. Food prices stoke inflation in China
5. Chinese authorities tighten security in disaster-hit Yuyao

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 October 2013

1. Chinese firm to construct US$ 556 million dams in Uganda
2. “Blood tusks”: how Chinese demand for Ivory is fuelling poaching
3. BRIC nations plan their own “independent internet”
4. Indonesia and China agree on US$ 33 billion business pact
5. China warns USA, Japan, Australia not to gang up in sea disputes

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 04 October 2013

1. Nigeria and China sign agreement to fund major power project
2. Kenya Airways opens direct flight to China
3. Sierra Leone seeks China’s help to set up economic zone
4. Liberia receives peace-keeping police from China
5. China opens landmark Shanghai free trade zone

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 September 2013

1. China’s CNOOC wins US$ 2 billion Uganda oil field contract
2. Zambia cancels US$ 220 million deal awarded to China’s Star Software
3. Uganda and China enter into Phosphate mining venture
4. Huawei aims to double smartphone sales in Nigeria in 2013
5. Weapon exports ban to North Korea imposed by Beijing

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 September 2013

1. China/Africa oil sector tension on the increase
2. Balance of China/Africa relations remain unclear – UN
3. Will Kenya be home to Africa’s first Yuan clearinghouse?
4. Chinese StarTimes expands operations in Africa
5. 12 killed in raid by security forces in Western China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 September 2013

1. China to assist South Sudan in mining industry
2. BRICS nations agree on US$ 100 billion firewall to face currency shocks
3. South Africa eyes Chinese market for more exports
4. Nigerian company announces keel laying of platform supply vessel in China
5. Kazakhstan announces US$ 30 billion in deals with China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 September 2013

1. China’s Petrochemical Corporation buys into Egypt’s oil and gas sector
2. South Africa’s Nedbank and Bank of China enter strategic partnership
3. Zimbabwe attracts US$ 2.1 billion investment in energy supply
4. Ghanaian and Chinese firm sign US$ 314 million deal for Volta Lake transport project
5. Bribery charges for official whose daughter worked for JPMorgan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 August 2013

1. China warns against pre-judging Syrian chemical weapons probe
2. Nigeria and China sign MoU for power grid projects
3. Kenyan court sentences Chinese ivory smuggler
4. 111 Ghanaian students receive Chinese government scholarships
5. China arrests two foreign alleged “corporate investigators”

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CCS Weekly briefing – 23 August 2013

1. Ethiopia signs telecom deal with China’s ZTE
2. FOCAC meeting on health in Africa takes place in Beijing
3.Kenya signs infrastructure and energy deals worth US$5 billion with China
4. BRICS business leaders look to boost trade with Africa
5. Bo Xilai mounts feisty defence at corruption trial

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CCS Weekly briefing – 16 August 2013

1. Chad suspends CNPC-operations for environmental violations
2. President Kenyatta to visit China next week
3. Zambia, China signs US$ 785 million deal
4. Kenya receives wildlife conservation grant from China
5. China set to become world’s largest oil importer

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CCS Weekly briefing – 08 August 2013

1. South Africa’s Nedbank signs agreements with Bank of China
2. Africa’s wildlife threatened – Chinese demand increases the risk
3. South Africa and China endorse Zimbabwe election results
4. Bo Xilai trail seems “a foregone conclusion”
5. Baby formula troubles in China – contamination and price fixing

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CCS Weekly briefing – 02 August 2013

1. CNPC secures purchase of Mozambique gas block
2. First direct Chinese investment in South African wine industry
3. Uganda awards another hydro-electric project to Chinese firm
4. Democratic elections in Zimbabwe monitored by Chinese observation team
5. Nationwide government debt audit ordered in China

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CCS Weekly briefing – 26 July 2013

1. Africa needs jobs from China relationship
2. South African wine exports to China grow
3. Chinese firm lays foundation stone for major light rail project in Nigeria
4. Earthquake death toll reaches 94 in China
5. Construction of new Chinese government buildings banned

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CCS Weekly briefing – 19 July 2013

1. SINOPEC provides US$ 188 million loan for Ghana gas infrastructure project
2. China commits troops to Mali
3. Ghana suspect Chinese visa retaliation after illegal mining crackdown
4. IMF warns China to reform its economic policy
5. Heshan protest disrupts uranium-processing facility construction

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CCS Weekly briefing – 12 July 2013

1. Nigerian President Jonathan visits China for investment co-operation talks
2. Weaker than expected trade data reported by China
3. China Development Bank to invest US$ 100 million in Congo potash
4. Ugandan Kilembe Mines taken over by Chinese consortium
5. South China river polluted by thallium, cadmium

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CCS Weekly briefing – 05 July 2013

1. Obama accuses China of not benefitting Africans
2. Sudan and China sign mining and oil agreements
3. Ghana’s crackdown on illegal mining prompts Chinese exodus
4. Chinese factory accused of poisoning Somaliland water
5. Southeast Asian nations and China enter South China Sea talks

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 June 2013

1. Obama visit to Africa: “Catching up” with China high on the agenda
2. China National Pretroleum Corp to purchase stake in Angolan oil field
3. Ghanaian judge picked to rule on China-Philippines maritime dispute
4. Chinese language classes now available at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa
5. US-China mudslinging over Snowden

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 June 2013

1. China steps in to seek solution to Sudan’s oil shutdown and political crisis
2. ‘Container hospitals’ from China ready to be deployed in Africa
3. Chinese car maker enters Uganda market
4. North Korea and China hold strategic talks in Beijing
5. NSA Edward Snowden denies being a Chinese spy 

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 June 2013

1. Evolving Pragmatism in China-Africa relationship, analysts
2. China urges miners in Ghana to return home
3. Hisense factory reopens in South Africa
4. President Obama and President Xi meet in California
5. Lift-off in the Gobi Desert: Shenzhou 10 is up, up and away

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 07 June 2013

1. Chinese firms wearing out their welcome in some parts of Africa?
2. Illegal Chinese miners arrested in Ghana
3. “Global hub” in Ethiopia created by Chinese investment
4. New Chinese minibus enters South African market
5. Japan offers US$ 32 billion to Africa as it plays catch up with China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 31 May 2013

1. Conviction of ivory smugglers reveals problems with China’s legal ivory trade
2. Tanzania to forge ahead with Chinese funded gas pipeline despite protests
3. Chinese firms begin construction of hydroelectric plant in Nigeria
4. Germany to try block EU imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese imports
5. Australian PM denies Chinese hacker story

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 May 2013

1. 500 Chinese troops to be deployed to UN Mali force
2. Uganda set to take advantage of increased Chinese demand for coffee
3. State Forestry Administration: China not to blame for ivory poaching
4. Chinese Vice Premier concludes visit to Zimbabwe
5. Chinese authorities hopeful North Korean envoy could ease regional tensions

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 May 2013

1. Chinese envoy to UN urges support for African countries in fight  against terrorism
2. Mozambique’s president visits China
3. Kunming residents protest over proposed construction of chemical refinery
4. EU-China escalating tensions over telecoms trade and taxes on solar panels
5. Row over shooting of Taiwanese fisherman 

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 May 2013

1. Bank of China halts business with North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank
2. First China-Africa Health roundtable held in Botswana
3. South African banks to adopt Chinese currency?
4. Chinese firm proposes 20,000MW power plant in Nigeria
5. USA cyber espionage accusations denied by China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 04 May 2013

1. Nigerian company sign a US$1.25 billion deal with Chinese firms
2. South African NKWE Platinum in US$20 million partnership with Chinese Zijin Mining
3. Sinopec threatens to quit Ghana gas project over funding
4. U.S.A leads China in Africa “aid” – US media based study
5. China taking the international lead on climate change

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 26April 2013

1. Ghana and China to counter illegal Chinese miners
2. Liberia and China sign economic and technical cooperation agreement
3. Uganda to screen all travellers as bird flu kills 20 in China
4. China Africa Cotton to build cotton ginning factory in Mozambique
5. A 7-magnitude quake rocks China, killing 179

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 19 April 2013

1. Africa should drive harder bargains with China – policymakers
2. Zimbabwe overhauls major tourist airport with Chinese loan
3. Africa increasingly embracing China’s RMB
4. Chinese morns after US Boston attack
5. Bird flu scare spreads in China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 12 April 2013

1. Africa set to replace EU as China’s main trading partner – Economists
2. Chilling of relations between China and North Korea
3. Zambian President Michael Sata attends Boao forum in Beijing
4. Bird Flu: 33 infections, 9 deaths
5. Japan-Taiwan sign fisheries deal for disputed islands, China concerned

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 05 April 2013

1. US cyber-espionage resolution draws Chinese opposition
2. Ghana to deport 120 Chinese for illegal mining
3. Xi Jinping signs multi-million dollar deals in the Republic of Congo
4. Chinese company to supply SA with 115 MW of solar panels
5. Apple apologizes in China after service criticism

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 28 March 2013

1. BRICS reach deal on development bank to rival the IMF and World Bank
2. Beira Special Economic Zone boosts relations between Mozambique and China
3. South Africa and China ink deals extending cooperation
4. China provide US$20 billion unconditional loans to Africa
5. Brazil and China sign US$30 billion currency swap agreement

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 22 March 2013

1. Nigerian Central Bank governor’s comments draws Chinese response
2. China to assist Ghana solve fake drug imports
3. Chinese diplomat urges ethical business in Africa 
4. Britain replaced by China as world’s fifth largest arms exporter
5. Premier Li vows to tackle environment problems “with iron fist”

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 15 March 2013

1. New Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to visit Africa on first international trip
2. CNPC plans to enter gas exploration sector in Mozambique
3. China-Africa honeymoon over, claims Nigerian central bank governor
4. Nearly 6,000 dead pigs pulled from Shanghai river
5. Xi Jinping’s “Chinese dream”

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 08 March 2013

1. Wen Jiabao warns of challenges as Xi is set to take power
2. Darfur region receives humanitarian assistance from China
3. Chinese government pledges to fight against ivory trade
4. Libya expects Chinese companies to resume businesses
5. China executes foreigners over Mekong murders

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 01 March 2013

1. BRICS summit 2013—Preparations underway in South Africa
2. Cyber security and espionage troubles China
3. Open letter to CCP calls for reforms
4. South Africa promotes wine, fruit exports to China
5. Xi Jinping to take reins along with a government revamp

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 22 February 2013

1. Fin demand in China negatively impacts Mozambican shark numbers
2. Ghana’s second airport to be constructed by Chinese Company
3. Zambia revokes Chinese mine licences on poor safety
4. Beijing calls on Vatican to break Taiwan ties
5. British government split on dealing with China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 15 February 2013

1. Nearly half the timber exports from Mozambique to China is illegal
2. President of the African Union to Visit China
3. China jails 1, detains 70 to quell Tibet protests
4. Anti-pollution, austerity drives mark China’s Year of the Snake
5. Spring Festival celebrated in South Africa

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 08 February 2013

1. Japan accuses China of using weapons radar on ship
2. According to the U.S.A, China’s narrow focus on oil in South Sudan won’t work
3. China, Africa, Latin America to lead solar PV market growth in 2013
4. Nigerian workers protest conditions at Chinese construction projects
5. China hosts Myanmar rebel peace talks

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 01February 2013

1. China appoints hard-liner as Tibet governor
2. Africa’s WTO nominee vows to further China-Africa trade gains
3. Chinese court denies trial opening for Bo Xilai
4. Zambia-China trade worth US$3.5 billion
5. China-assisted hospital commissioned in Nigeria

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 25 January 2013

1. Highway between Sudan and Ethiopia built by China
2. Chinese reaction to Mali conflict
3. Sudan pledges to protect Chinese workers in Darfur
4. Chinese media reports Chinese medicine becoming more popular in Africa
5. Can Beijing ‘airpocalypse’ have a positive effect?
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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 18 January 2013

1. Chinese loans could fuel regional conflict in East Africa
2. China rebukes Myanmar, urges ceasefire after shell crosses border
3. Trade between China and Mozambique up 42 percent
4. Chinese leader calls for dialogue to resolve Diaoyu Islands issue
5. Beijing confronts record-breaking smog
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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 11 January 2013

1. Portugal’s REN and China State Grid set up joint venture to operate in Mozambican market
2. China urges Sudan and South Sudan to maintain negotiations
3. Two Chinese miners shot dead in Ghana
4. The new Zambian currency good for Chinese investors
5. China denies rejecting Australian journalist Chris Buckley’s visa
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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 14 December 2012

1. Nigeria seeks US$1.5 billion from China for rice and cassava
2. Zambia and China have signed four economic partnerships
3. African fishing restrictions may affect sector’s cooperation with China
4. Why China is so wary of ambitious international climate targets
5. Season’s Greetings from the CCS! See you again in the new year!

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 7 December 2012

1. Sino-African trade expected to surpass US$200 billion in 2012
2. Ghana receives US$500 million Chinese loan for railway rehabilitation
3. China’s arms supply to Africa in focus
4. China takes anti-corruption drive to Macau’s casino halls
5. Report on “black jail” sentences retracted by China media

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 30 November 2012

1. China to set up agricultural free-trade zone in Sudan
2. Over 10,000 Chinese rush to Ghana searching for gold
3. Hong Kong in Nigeria to push up trade
4. Renault and Dongfeng plan joint venture in China
5. China backs Palestinian status bid at UN

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 23 November 2012

1. China buys a stake in Nigeria’s oil industry
2. DRC satellite to be built and launched by China
3. Xi Jinping warns party leaders of corruption scourge
4. Somali piracy: China calls for further coordination
5. China opposes EU carbon emissions tax

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 16 November 2012

1. South Africa and China launch second taxi assembly plant
2. Xi Jinping replaces Hu Jintao as China Party Chief
3. China’s Tiens Group provides relief to Nigerian orphans
4. Huawei plans to install latest generation mobile telephone system in Angola
5. China start building 6 million homes next year

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 9 November 2012

1. Gunmen kill two Chinese workers in northeast Nigeria
2. Hainan Airlines to launch Beijing-Luanda route
3. Chinese firm sets up railway tech training center in Nigeria
4. Canada extends review of CNOOC bid
5. China think tank recommends end to one-child policy

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 2 November 2012

1. CPC to convene 18th National Congress on 8 November
2. Zambia, China agree to US$150 million water project
3. Chinese peacekeeping police set off for South Sudan
4. Leadership change to boost Chinese luxury sales
5. China makes strides in nuclear power development

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 26 October 2012

1. Bo Xilai expelled from Chinese congress
2. Vietnam snubs South Africa on key rhino poaching agreement
3. China contacts Nigeria over Chinese worker’s death
4. South Africa snaps up locomotives from China with fast delivery pledge
5. China slams U.S. presidential candidates

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 19 October 2012

1. Ghana police kill Chinese citizen, detain 100 in mining raid
2. China’s online trade hits US$45 billion in second quarter 2012
3. U.S. Presidential candidates spar sharply over China
4. China calls for more international attention and input to promote African prosperity
5. Fireworks explosion in China injures 151 spectators

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 12 October 2012

1. Chinese among victims killed by Boko Haram suspects in northern Nigeria
2. Ghana signs MoU with Chinese firm to build new airport for Accra
3. Huawei and ZTE face new hurdles in U.S. market
4. Chinese firm to build US$32 million civic centre & museum in southern Nigeria
5. 2012 Nobel literature prize goes to China’s Mo Yan

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 5 October 2012

1. Sudan and South Sudan deals hailed by Chinese
2. Ghana deports 38 Chinese citizens bust for illegal gold mining
3. A Chinese firm to boost Coal of Africa
4. China urges Zambians to give President Sata a chance
5. Expelled from the Communist Party, Bo Xilai may face prosecution

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 28 September 2012

1. Mozambique and China sign US$25 million agreements
2. Zambia approves US$832 million Chinese copper mine
3. Ghana and China launch Africa World Airlines
4. Kenya signs US$2.6 billion deal to build modern railway line
5. China urges Japan to ‘correct’ errors over Diaoyu

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 21 September 2012

1. Island dispute: China warns Japan of “further actions”
2. China’s Africa envoy says South Sudan oil may flow
3. Zimbabwe receives more Chinese finance
4. China and Liberia finalize US$60 million ministerial complex deal
5. Obama launches new trade case against China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 14 September 2012

1. Nigeria borrows US$1.1 billion infrastructure loan from China EXIM Bank
2. Zambia says new mining law ready next year
3. China Pledges US$25 million grant to Rwanda
4. Expert demands environmental report on gas processing plant in Ghana
5. China’s Vice-President Xi Jinping goes AWOL

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 7 September 2012

1. New Chinese mining company expected to create over 3,000 jobs in Zambia
2. Chinese firm signs deal on US$344 million port expansion in Ghana
3. Activists warn China not to interfere in Sudan and South Sudan oil deal
4. South Africa’s Distell buys into Chinese market
5. Clinton meets China leaders amid South China sea tension

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 31 August 2012

1. Chinese suspects involved in violent crimes in Angola sent back to China
2. Chinese company to modernize railway in Nigeria
3. Egypt’s President visits China in search for stronger economic ties
4. 41 Chinese arrested in Ghana
5. German chancellor Angela Merkel in China again for economic talks

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 24 August 2012

1. Barrick in talks to sell African unit to Chinese buyer
2. Chinese firm begins Ghana’s gas processing project
3. Kenyan traders cry foul over Chinese street dealers
4. Chinese scientific ship starts joint research mission in Nigeria waters
5. Gu Kailai gets suspended sentence, but what to do with Bo?

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 17 August 2012

1. Five Zambians in court over killing of coal mine boss
2. Chinese urged to invest in Cote d’Ivoire
3. South Sudan oil pipeline via Kenya to cost US$ 3 billion
4. Tibetans clash with Police in West China
5. More rhinos killed in South Africa

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 10 August 2012

1. Chinese killed in Zambian coal mine row
2. China welcomes oil deal between Sudan and South Sudan
3. 87 Chinese small-scale miners killed by armed robbers in Ghana since 2005
4. Lekki Free Trade Zone primed for US$1billion investment
5. Chinese state media slam Hillary Clinton’s speech in Africa

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 3 August 2012

1. UN: China calls for coordination to act on Somalia Piracy
2. Zambian TIKTO buys new machinery
3. China reaches top of Clinton’s agenda in Africa
4. China protesters shut down waste project
5. Beijing issues fresh warning of rain

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 27 July 2012

1. FOCAC: Africans urge China to help create sustainable sevelopment
2. China and Mozambique sign anti-poverty deal
3. China aims for Zambian cultural integration as business relations expand
4. Chinese firms pitch in to boost Africa’s human capital
5. Rainstorms kill 95 in China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 20 July 2012

1. New AU head to boost China ties
2. FOCAC produces new measures to boost China-Africa ties
3. Chinese and Nigerian firms plan coal power plant
4. China to promote Yuan in African trade and investment
5. UN head visits China seeking tough action on Syria

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 13 July 2012

1. Angola wins loan from China
2. China’s Vice-President hopes for new China Africa exchange opportunities
3. Chinese experts study Tanzanian railway conditions
4. Cuba and China sign economic agreements
5. China’s Premier warns of further economic slowdown

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 6 July 2012

1. Ghana will receive US$3 billion from China Development Bank
2. Chinese firm to set up 1 billion Kwacha steel plant in Zambia
3. Bank of China comes to Kenya
4. Cameroon and China sign US$ 451 million road deal
5. China urges citizens to report illegal immigrants, tightens rules

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 29 June 2012

1. Ethiopia and China sign US$ 1.5 billion railway deal
2. Tanzania to seek Chinese help on farming
3. Company with Chinese base gets approval for Australia takeover in Africa
4. Zambia’s iconic Levy Stadium gets Chinese funding
5. China sacks official, punishes others in forced abortion case

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 22 June 2012

1. Investigation into Nigerian trader’s death at police station in Guangzhou
2. Illegal Chinese miners invade AngloGold concession in Ghana
3. Huawei donates US$76,000 to Malawi
4. China’s investment should promote value addition in Zimbabwe business
5. China plays unique role at G20 summit

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 15 June 2012

1. Africa power infrastructure next big move for China firms?
2. ZTE and Huawei banned from Algeria due to corruption cases
3. Guinea launches production at its first iron mine
4. Chinese company ordered to stop coal mining in Zimbabwe
5. U.S. exempts India, not China, from Iran sanctions

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 8 June 2012

1. Embassy confirms six Chinese were in Nigeria plane crash
2. Zambian Vice-President appeals to China to help resolve youth unemployment
3. Mozambique: Lower Limpopo establishing Chinese partnership
4. Zimbabwe: PM Tsvangirai warms up to China
5. Russian President Putin arrives in Beijing for three day visit

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 1 June 2012

1. Seventy Chinese arrested in Nigeria freed
2. Sudan and South Sudan’s positive attitudes on resuming talks welcomed by China
3. Huawei equips Ghanaian University with ICT laboratory
4. China sets conditions to build convention centre in Zimbabwe
5. Former Chinese railways Minister expelled from Party for corruption

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Weekly China Briefing – 25 May 2012

1. PetroSA teams up with China’s Sinopec on Project Mthombo
2. Agreement to grow Chinese cotton in East Sudan
3. Spike in agricultural trade with Africa
4. Chinese cinema firm to buy AMC in US$ 2.6 billion deal
5. China and Croatia to enhance economic ties
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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 18 May 2012

1. Angola’s Movicel and China’s ZTE introduce 4G network in Angola
2. Beijing envoy in Khartoum amid Sudan-South tension
3. Nigeria and China negotiating on rice seed production
4. Philippines on alert over anti-China protests
5. China signs investment agreement with Japan and Republic of Korea

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 11 May 2012

1. African infrastructure key to China’s growth Glencore CEO says
2. Angola is China’s second biggest supplier of oil in first quarter of 2012
3. Group urges US and China to help resolve Sudan crisis
4. China expels Al-Jazeera English reporter
5. Chinese dissident Chen says officials must face justice

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 4 May 2012

1. Ecobank Ghana’s China desk rakes in US$100 million in under a year
2. U.S.–China relations tense as activist Chen requests China departure
3. South Africa and India to strengthen bilateral ties
4. China-funded Ugandan road to start construction in July
5. China to encourage South Sudan investment

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 April 2012

1. South Sudan’s president seeks help from China
2. South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation in loan talks with China
3. Chinese rail company partners with Turkey to seek deals in Tunisia
4. Mexico hails new relationship with China over trade
5. Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit highlights strategic ties with Germany

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 20 April 2012

1. Ghana Signs US$ 1 billion loan from China Development Bank
2. BRICS Cable to be ready in 2014
3. HSBC re-enforces the importance of MENA and China trading corridors
4. Tokyo governor seeks to buy islands disputed with China
5. China to set up new international payment system for Yuan

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 13 April 2012

1. Ghana to finalize US$3 billion loan with China Development Bank
2. Chinese firms create 50,000 jobs in Zambia
3. Mozambique: China offers $US2 million for agricultural research
4. China calls for support amid Bo Xilai fall-out
5. China urges calm after North Korean satellite launch failure

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 5 April 2012

1. China’s practice of “non-interference” – in the case of Mali
2. Huajian plans to generate US$ 4 billion within a decade
3. Chinese investor buys shares of Bindura Nickel
4. Sudan fighting won’t deter oil investors
5. China’s Wen says bank monopoly must be broken

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 30 March 2012

1. BRICS will work together more on financial plans
2. China ready to rehabilitate ailing Tazara railway
3. Chinese firm offers Zambia miners 17% pay rise
4. China committed to enhancing nuclear security
5. Protesters confront Chinese embassy on rhino poaching

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 23 March 2012

1. Chinese satellite said to create 150 000 jobs for Nigerians
2. Liberian Broadcast System to benefit from China technical support
3. South African police vow to curb crime against Chinese nationals
4. China urges “early settlement of Malian turmoil”
5. Chinese President Hu Jintao to attend BRICS summit in Delhi

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 16 March 2012

1. South African stocks down as China concerns hit resources
2. China refused to fund agricultural project in Sudan for lack of oil collateral
3. China offers US$ 2 million in aid to Syria
4. Japan to purchase US$ 10.3 billion in China government debt
5. CPPCC concludes annual session

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 9 March 2012

1. Somalia urged to end transitional period on time
2. Sierra Leone’s media to receive Chinese investment
3. China Guotai Steel expands steel making facilities in Zambia
4. China calls on both sides to end Syria violence
5. Beijing reduces holdings of US government bonds

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The Weekly China Briefing – 2 March 2012

1. Sudan asks China for help in resolving oil dispute with South Sudan
2. Nigerian finance minister to meet Chinese bank officials over US$ 3 billion loans
3. Ghanaian parliament approves Chinese loan agreement
4. Ethiopia courts Chinese investors for stake in tantalum mine
5. Morsi Receives Chinese Delegation

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Weekly China Briefing – 24 February 2012

1. Chinese envoy in Damascus holds talks on Syria unrest
2. China condemns violence against peacekeepers in Darfur
3. South Sudan ejects Chinese manager as oil theft scandal escalates
4. Xi pledges to advance China-Turkey ties
5. China’s Minmetals wins US$ 1.3 billion bid

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 February 2012

1. China welcomes Sudan and South Sudan non-aggression pact
2. Sinoma completes US$1billion cement project in Nigeria
3. Ghana cautioned on Chinese US$3 billion loan arrangement
4. US Obama tells Xi China’s rise comes with duty on trade rights
5. China urges closer cooperation from Iran in nuclear standoff

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 February 2012

1. Chinese workers held in Sudan freed
2. China starts trade talks with Libya
3. Zambia-China Trade Zone generates US$500m in tax revenue
4. After the UN veto on Syria: Protesters attack Chinese embassy in Tripoli
5. Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 3 February 2012

1. China claims 29 workers still captive in Sudan amid widespread public concern
2. Chinese hostages freed in Egypt
3. Sudan urges China to exert pressure on South Sudan to reach oil deal
4. Wen holds talks with German chancellor Merkel on Euro
5. WTO rules against China’s rare earths stockpiling

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 January 2012

1. New African Union Conference Centre to be inaugurated
2. China to help stem Sudan / South Sudan oil dispute?
3. Beijing releases pollution data after public pressure
4. World Economic Forum: Africa & Asia to be centre of world economy within decades
5. President Hu joins public to celebrate Chinese New Year

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 January 2012

1. China calls for dialogue between north and South Sudan on oil dispute
2. Strong China – Uganda ties boosting business
3. Is Free Zones Board inaction allowing a Chinese company to scam Ghana?
4. Chinese investment invades Africa
5. Iran attack would be ‘disastrous’

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 January 2012

1. China’s role in North-South Sudan relations
2. Chinese Contractor Denies Abusing Local Zimbabwean Workers
3. Zambia, China in talks to recapitalise Mulungushi Textiles
4. Chinese Delegation Expected to Deepen Rwanda Bilateral Cooperation
5. US and China differ on Iran

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 December 2011

1. Angolan Ambassador Garcia Bires identifies new areas for cooperation with China
2. Nigeria investigates China ZTE cyber security contract
3. International Energy Agency welcomes climate pact
4. China considers Seychelles port offer, denies base plan
5. Seasons Greetings from the CCS!

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 9 December 2011

1. CAD Fund finds Africa investment harder than expected
2. China sends envoy to free up South Sudan oil
3. China promises more support for Ghana in 2012
4. New transport infrastructure projects drive growth in Senegal
5. China, US wavering on legally binding climate deal

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 2 December 2011

1. COP17: China critical of Canadian withdrawal plan from Kyoto Protocol
2. Industrial sector is main target of Chinese investment in Mozambique
3. China and East African Community in new US$500 million trade and investment deal
4. China fines domestic power plants for pollution violations
5. Rio Tinto joins up with Chinalco to explore for copper

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 November 2011

1. China’s ICBC opens Cape office
2. Sudanese Minister receives China National Petroleum Company’s delegation
3. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping praises Zimbabwean President
4. China to bolster agricultural trade with Africa
5. US Diplomat tells China to act responsibly in Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 November 2011

1. South African Department of Environmental Affairs to obtain DNA samples from rhino horns
2. China-Africa Development Fund opens West African office in Ghana
3. China urges the Lord’s Resistance Army to cease violence
4. Sudan to Export Manganese Ores to China
5. China’s president Hu Jintao says China will increase imports

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 November 2011

1. Sierra Leone first iron ore shipment in 30 years
2. China’s record import of 2.5 million tonnes of South African coal in October
3. Zambian government allows Chinese takeover of Chibuluma copper mine
4. China condemns attack on peacekeepers in Darfur
5. China Power enters US$784 million joint venture with China Coal

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 4 November 2011

1. China mines in Zambia ‘unsafe’ says Human Rights Watch
2. Chinese investment positive for Africa, U.S. Senate told
3. Congo copper output hinges on infrastructure success
4. Chinese president, other BRICS leaders meet ahead of G-20 summit
5. China To save Europe’s economy?

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 October 2011

1. Chinese Ambassador addresses Zambian wage disparity rumours
2. China-Africa think tank forum holds first meeting
3. Sudan to export first shipment of iron ore to China since 1967
4. China 6th on list of Mozambique’s top investors
5. Europe turns to “lender of last resort”: China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 October 2011

1. Chinese mine sacks 2,000 striking Zambian workers
2. China urges international community to help fight Gulf of Guinea pirates
3. China to control shadow banking and private lending
4. Influx of cheap mobile phones rocks M-Tech in Zambia
5. China government tightens media controls

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 October 2011

1. Zambian workers down tools in Chinese-owned copper plant
2. Stanbic and the ICBC to expedite Ghana trade
3. Angola Health sector receives 15 Chinese experts
4. BRICS abstain on Syria Resolution at UN
5. Chinese media defend investment after Myanmar shelves dam plans

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 7 October 2011

1. That’s that, then: Dalai Lama cancels South Africa trip
2. Chinese investment in Nigeria hit US$8 billion in 2010
3. China firm in US$1.3 billion bid for Congo copper deal
4. Chinese firm trade is blamed over slow take-off of Nigerian power plant
5. US Senate delays vote on currency bill amid differences

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 30 September 2011

1. SA Vice-President Motlanthe inks US2.5 billion investment from China
2. ‘Obey rules’ Zambia’s Sata tells China
3. China interested in automobile assembly business in Sudan
4. Chinese US$3 billion loan to Ghana in danger
5. China says Yuan rise can’t solve trade imbalance with U.S.

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 September 2011

1. Sata Elected President of Zambia
2. US$3 billion Chinese loan agreement illegal
3. Tanzania and China in US$3 billion mining deal   
4. Benin encourages foreign investment
5. China charms Europe, but Beijing has own agenda

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 September 2011

1. China welcomes early establishment of interim government in Libya
2. Nigeria to Overtake South Africa as China’s Trading Partner?
3. The financial rise of China in Zambia
4. China ahead of others in race for solar energy
5. China will expand investment in Europe: Wen

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 09 September 2011

1. China denies providing weapons to Libya
2. World Bank, China may cooperate to transfer manufacturing jobs to Africa
3. Nigeria to include Chinese yuan in foreign exchange reserves
4. China, Africa gather to discuss rural development
5. Google gets internet permit renewed by China’s government

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 02 September, 2011

1. Dagong downgrades South Africa’s credit rating
2. Majority voice in Ghanaian Parliament seals $3bn Chinese deal
3. Chinese company to build 5,000 social houses in Angola
4. Dalai Lama applies for visa to South Africa
5. China raises 2015 renewable energy goals: report

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 August 2011

1. China urges new Libyan government to protect investments
2. CNPC terminates 6 overseas projects in Africa that run losses
3. China, Africa Plan 1st NGO Forum in Nairobi
4. Chinese banks post record profits as rivals stumble
5. Attracting more Chinese tourists to Africa

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 August 2011

CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 August 2011
1. China gives Ethiopia $55 million in aid
2. China government eyes return to Benghazi projects
3. Angola due to receive railway equipment ordered from China this year
4. China Africa Cotton Moçambique to invest in cotton sector
5. Will Biden’s China visit boost China-U.S. relations?
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1. China gives Ethiopia food aid worth $55 million
2. Beyond Gaddafi: China government eyes return to Benghazi projects
3. Angola due to receive railway equipment ordered from China this year
4. China Africa Cotton Mozambique to invest in cotton sector
5. Will Biden’s China visit boost China-U.S. relations?

CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 August 2011

1. Mozambique and China due to sign ten cooperation agreements in Beijing
2. China African Precious Metals to buy Pamodzi’s Orkney mine
3. China aided hospital handed over to Zambia
4. ICBC buys into Latin America
5. China launches first aircraft carrier on maiden sea trial

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 5 August 2011

CCS Weekly Briefing – 5 August 2011
1. Pearl River delta special economic zone approved free-trade status
2. China Rating Agency Downgrades US Debt
3. China wins right to explore seabed off Africa
4. Bank of China launches Yuan cash business in Zambia
5. Horn Of Africa: Chinese contribute to resc

1. Pearl River delta special economic zone approved free-trade status
2. China Rating Agency Downgrades US Debt
3. China wins right to explore seabed off Africa  
4. Bank of China launches Yuan cash business in Zambia
5. Horn Of Africa: Chinese contribute to rescue

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 July 2011


1. Great Western to build SA rare earths separation plant with Chinese partner
2. Indian BHEL seeks to join hands with Chinese firm in 120MW Zambian hydro project
3. Diamond trader De Beers eyes China expansion
4. China, Nigeria spend US$ 629 million on construction of Abuja to Kaduna Rail
5. China’s Xinhua issues criticism of U.S. debt debate
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1. Great Western to build SA rare earths separation plant with Chinese partner
2. Indian BHEL seeks to join hands with Chinese firm in 120MW Zambian hydro project
3. Diamond trader De Beers eyes China expansion
4. China, Nigeria spend US$ 629 million on construction of Abuja to Kaduna Rail
5. China’s Xinhua issues criticism of U.S. debt debate


CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 July 2011


CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 July 2011
1. Ghana in talks with Chinese companies on eastern corridor road network construction
2. China expected to step up pace of investment in Africa
3. China gifts buses to Maputo public transport company in Mozambique
4. China slams U.S. “interference” after Obama meets Dalai Lama
5. China plans carbon trading pilot scheme
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1. Ghana in talks with Chinese companies on eastern corridor road network construction
2. China expected to step up pace of investment in Africa
3. China gifts buses to Maputo public transport company in Mozambique
4. China slams U.S. “interference” after Obama meets Dalai Lama
5. China plans carbon trading pilot scheme


CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 July 2011


CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 July 2011
1. China trains petroleum workers in South Sudan
2. Chinese ambassador to Mozambique formally hands over agricultural research centre
3. Nigeria, China sign Kainji hydro plant modernization contract
4. Greenpeace links big brands to Chinese river pollution
5. China secures first top-level post at IMF
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1. China trains petroleum workers in South Sudan
2. Chinese ambassador to Mozambique formally hands over agricultural research centre
3. Nigeria, China sign Kainji hydro plant modernization contract
4. Greenpeace links big brands to Chinese river pollution
5. China secures first top-level post at IMF


CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 July 2011

1. Chinese make their bid for Metorex
2. Africa can gain from dearer Chinese labour: World Bank
3. Portuguese-speaking and Chinese business people to meet in Luanda, Angola
4. China approves plan for energy “golden zone”  
5. China invests US$12.67 billion in Brazil

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 July 2011

1. Chinese leaders to support Sudan’s national reconciliation  
2. ECOWAS Invites China to Regional Fair
3. Ghana: Chinese Doctors Donate to Korle-Bu Hospital
4. High-Speed Train Links Beijing, Shanghai
5. China welcomes Lagarde’s selection as IMF chief

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 24 June 2011

1. China’s import strategy should prioritize technology over capital  
2. China reverse-merger battle pits Morgan Stanley against hedge fund shorts
3. Economists discuss future of nation’s economic growth
4. China to remain positive in Sudan peace process
5. Malema says South Africa should turn to India, China on mining

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 June 2011

1. China rejects Clinton’s ‘new colonialism’ rantings in Zambia
2. China offers loans to boost SMEs in Africa
3. South African coal has first gain in four weeks on China buying
4. IFC arranges US$ 115 million package for Vodafone Ghana telecoms expansion
5. China rapidly becoming Mozambique’s main partner

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 June 2011

1. Angola’s balance of trade surplus increases, with China as main customer
2. China plans to light up Africa with solar
3. China to increase imports from SADC countries, says vice premier
4. South Africa seeks to alter balance of BRICS trade, report says
5. A cooling down of  Chinese interest in Africa?

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 3 June 2011

1. Zambia: Electricity Parastatal Zesco gets U.S $240 Million loan from Chinese Bank
2. Cement production in Mozambique to triple through Chinese investment
3. South Africa, China strengthen police cooperation
4. China keeps top spot in Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices
5. Coca-Cola plans to list on Shanghai Stock Exchange

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 27 May 2011

1. Top Chinese legislator meets South African president on bilateral cooperation  
2. First Africa-China Young Leaders Forum concluded, declaration reached  
3. China calls for peaceful solution to conflicts in Sudan’s Abyei
4. Chinese company CAMCE to build agri-processing factories in Mozambique
5. China Business Travel Summit opens for registration

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 20 May 2011

1. China candidates enter IMF leadership debate
2. Chinese state investment group buys Gold One for its South African assets
3. Sasol considers plans to produce fuel from shale gas, coal in China
4. China lends Zambia US$ 180 million for regional trade road
5. Trade fair to boost SADC-China ties

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 May 2011

1. SA’s trade minister: Africa must raise quality of trade with China
2. China auto firm to establish an assembly plant in Zambia
3. Congo-Brazzaville launches Chinese-funded hydro power plant
4. Ethiopia seeks more investment from China
5. China’s April inflation eases but higher than expected

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 6 May 2011

1. Zimbabwe bans chrome exports, affecting China and SA
2. Chinese language newspaper published in West Africa
3. China faces headwinds on uranium mining deal in Namibia
4. US worries about China’s state-backed companies
5. Kenyan minister praises Chinese workmanship

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 April, 2011

1. China publishes white paper on its foreign aid
2. Chinese Communist Party delegation signs cooperation deals with Mozambique
3. Africa seek more Chinese investment for development
4. IMF: Chinese economy to surpass U.S. by 2016
5. SAA to begin direct service to Beijing

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 April 2011

1. Chinese Yuan set to be international currency, say analysts
2. AusChina energy plans US$6.3 billion of renewable projects
3. China to increase African student scholarships
4. South Africa looks for new investment opportunities in China
5. Huawei reports sharp rise in profit and reveals new details

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 April 2011

1. BRICS issues Sanya Declaration
2. Dangote, Sinoma in US$ 3.9 billion African cement deal
3. Chinese manufacturers go local in battle for Kenya’s consumers
4. Chinese firm elates Zambian mine suppliers
5. China’s imports from emerging markets surge

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 08 April 2011

1. Zambian study: Chinese investments boost nation’s economy
2. Chinese bid for uranium shares in Namibia
3. Nigeria-China trade hits US$7.76 billion
4. Rise in fuel prices in China after crude climbs to 30-month high
5. Ecobank opens ‘China desk’ to manage Africa loanse

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 April 2011

1. China and Africa to deepen cooperation on intellectual property
2. Sudan secures US$360 million loan to build new dams and airport
3. Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries totals US$14.96 billion
4. WTO official: China imports threaten Brazilian industry as bilateral trade grows
5. China may double solar goal after Japan nuclear leak

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 March 2011

1. China’s overseas investments “set to grow” despite setbacks  
2. China tipped to partner Sundance in ore in Central Africa
3. Investment safe in Zambia despite the elections, says Chinese envoy
4. Chinese vice-prime minister ends visit to Angola
5. China vows to further tighten public spending

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 March 2011

1. Chinese firm lands US$7 billion Chad railway building contract
2. SA Zandvliet ‘goes to China’
3. China’s Xinjiang Goldwind targets African growth
4. SPDC Joint Venture sponsors China – Nigeria business summit
5. China’s Wen offers Japan further aid after quake

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 March 2011

1. China, Russia lead UN bid to stabilize Somalia, combat piracy
2. China lends Angola US$15 billion but creates few jobs
3. Wesizwe shareholders give Chinese-funded transaction the thumbs up
4. BRICS not a competitor to developed countries: China
5. Doubt cast on US$ 5 billion China-Sasol deal
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 4 March 2011

1. Libya: China’s leading construction company halts projects amid unrest
2. Africa, China to reshape oil markets
3. BASIC nations eye next climate meeting
4. Chinese reforms aspire to growth based on domestic consumption
5. Bui Project in Ghana needs additional US$ 168 million funding

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 25 February 2011

1. China’s investment in Africa to increase to US$ 50 billion by 2015
2. India, Brazil to press China on Yuan
3. China Mobile, Xinhua launch Chinese search engine
4. China’s Anhui to upgrade Mozambique airport
5. Groups protest, seeking China’s pullout from controversial Ethiopian dam
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 18 February 2011

1. China calls on UN to pay more attention to Africa
2. China to build new Sudan airport in Khartoum
3. China to invest more in Ghana’s infrastructure development  
4. Gabon, China eye closer cooperation in trade and infrastructure  
5. China launching body to screen foreign investment

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 11 February 2011

1. Angola envisages strengthening of cooperation with China
2. Chinese and Nigerian leaders exchange congratulations on anniversary of diplomatic ties  
3. Standard Bank predicts massive copper demand
4. China lifts farm subsidies
5. China says 2010 gold production hit record high
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 4 February 2011

1. China evacuates nationals from Egypt mid rising tensions
2. China poised to invest heavily into Zimbabwe’s ailing economy
3. Trade between China and Zambia soars to US$2.2 billion
4. China praises Sudan over referendum
5. China reports robust trade growth with emerging markets in 2010
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 28 January 2011

1. Japan, China battle for African telecom investments
2. Zambia and China sign media cooperation
3. South Africa Ambassador: China, Africa good partners
4. China to invest US$ 121.5 billion on building 10 more mega nuclear reactors
5. China increases clout at World Economic Forum
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 21 January 2011

1. China pledges to help Angola in diversifying exports in bilateral trade 
2. China ahead of World Bank in loans to developing nations
3. China’s Hu says ‘a lot to be done’ on human rights
4. China to Finance US$ 293.5 million of Ethiopian Nine Vessels
5. China hands over Zimpeto National Stadium to Mozambique

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 14 January 2011

1. Beijing: Still partner of Sudan north and south post referendum
2. Nigeria adds Chinese Yuan Renminbi to tradeable currencies
3. Vodafone Ghana and Huawei ink five-year managed service deal
4. China to invest in national energy supply in its Western Provinces
5. Gates seeks more stable China relations as Pentagon hedges bets

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 17 December 2010

1. China-Africa Trade and Economic Relationship Report 2010 launched
2. China and Namibia stress commitment to stronger relationship
3. Ethiopia and China projects financed by China
4. Chinese firm offers US$ 100 million deal for Aurora
5. China and India to sign trade deals amid Wen’s visit
6. Portugal seeks to sell government debt to China

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 December 2010

1. Obama urges China ‘get tough’ on North Korea
2. China tightens Nobel Prize security clampdown
3. Leaked US cable says China has ‘no morals’ in Africa
4. Sudanese Foreign Minister visits China
5. Dependence on commodities hurts COMESA countries
6. China trade growth rebounds in November

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 03 December 2010

1. AU receives financial donation from China
2. Largest ever ‘Greater China products exhibition’ opens in South Africa
3. Chinese company wins Mozambique water tender
4. Ghana signs railway contract
5. Standard Bank urges SA wine to look to China
6. China eyes closer business ties with Europe

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 26 November, 2010

1. Chinese company due to deliver Mozambique road in December
2. China Exim Bank eyes Africa loans, commodity focus
3. Chinese vice president touring Southern Africa
4. South Africa invites China investments for its mining projects
5. China to invest more than US$570 million in Ghana
6. China wins 100 orders for first jetliner

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 19 November 2010

1. SA, China sign trade, energy deals
2. US$1.75 billion contracts signed at China Mining Expo
3. Luanshya copper mine to invest US$4 million in Baluba facility
4. Botswana opposition leader calls for state mining company       
5. Africa infrastructure next big move for China firms
6. China pledges continued support for Mozambique

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 12 November 2010

1. Big boost for China as IMF ‘catches up’
2. China Merchants to buy stake in Nigeria port operator
3. China to spend US$ 350 million building Ugandan road
4. Beijing environmental conference underway
5. UNDP and China to boost their African partnership
6. UK Prime Minister seeks China contribution on rebalancing

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 05 November 2010

1. China said to seek changes to local government loans
2. Hong Kong stocks rise as China manufacturing expands
3. Africa – China Conference opens in Ethiopia
4. Rand strengthens after surge in China’s manufacturing
5. Ghana taps China loan for US$ 2.85 billion road project
6. Leather factory will become the latest Chinese investment in Ethiopia

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 29 October 2010

1. India, US plan to join hands to counter Chinese influence in Africa
2. Multi-billion US$ Dollar projects in pipeline for Zimbabwe
3. India asks Chinese navy to assert in Indian Ocean rim
4. Conditional loans raise China’s telecom sales to Africa
5. Congo defends US$6 billion China deal
6. CNOOC beats Exxon bid for African oil

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 22 October, 2010

1. Archaeological discovery reveals China’s link to Africa
2. Khartoum refinery to start main repairs in February
3. Chinese firm secures US$ 5 million Tazara wagons deal
4. Standard Bank offers Yuan bank accounts to Africa
5. Rare earth prices soar even as China pledges supply
6. World Bank makes case for stronger Yuan
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 15 October 2010

1. China’s leaders meet to plan economic future
2. China says Yuan not scapegoat for US economic problems
3. China-Africa trade set to achieve record high
4. China calls for commitment to Africa ODA
5. First China-Africa cross-border cash platform starts operation
6. China pledges to boost Southern Sudan ties after January vote

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 8 October, 2010

1. China-Africa 2010 trade ‘to top US$ 100 billion’
2. Angolan government buys Chinese ships to combat illegal fishing
3. Nigeria’s Chinese investment reaches US$ 7 billion
4. South Africa sends leaders to study in China
5. China launches lunar probe as NASA turns its back on the moon
6. National Day celebrations held at Chinese embassies around the world
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CCS Weekly Briefing – 01 October, 2010

1. U.S. business fears “downward spiral” in China trade
2. Yuan climbs to strongest level since 1993 before U.S. Vote
3. China, Ghana sign US$15 billion deal for infrastructure, oil and gas
4. Bidvest trades in Yuan notes
5. Sudan works with CNPC, Petronas on oil extraction
6. South Africa’s Wesizwe in funding talks with the Chinese

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 23 September 2010

1.  China plans US$ 20 billion investment in Nigeria’s infrastructure
2.  China to aid transformation of Nairobi city  
3.  Ghana’s President Mills signs US$ 3 billion agreement with China
4.  China Union Pay enlists Equity Bank
5.  China enforces new regulations for new energy projects
6.  FOCAC Legal Forum opens in Beijing

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CCS weekly China Briefing – 17 September 2010

1. Chinese Vice Premier calls for international cooperation
2. Yuan surges to highest level since 1993 before U.S. hearing
3. China to hike SEZ spending in Africa
4. Zambia sees key power plant way ahead of plan
5. CPC delegation to visit three African countries
6. CNPC’s oil service subsidiary gets US$ 30 million deal in Sudan

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 10 September 2010

1. China and Nigeria to build free trade zone in Lagos
2. China puts SA rail plans on track  
3. Ghana and China sign an agreement on traditional medicines
4. Standard Bank ‘disappointed’ by ICBC deal
5. China to push forward WTO talks
6. China strikes positive note in talks with United States

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 3 September 2010

1. EU firms urge China to drop barriers to business
2. Spain reaches out to China on government debt
3. China to invest US$13 billion in Mozambique
4. China’s Suntech signs pact to build South Africa solar plants
5. Zambia: Banda’s trips to yield 2,000 jobs
6. World Investment Forum to meet in Xiamen, China

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 27 August 2010

1. Air China profit jumps 60% on travel rebound, hedging gains
2. China shares mixed on energy sector losses
3. China invests in Zambia hydropower projects
4. China backs fight against Somali piracy in light of international law
5. South Africa’s Standard Bank to work with China Rail
6. South Africa and China sign comprehensive strategic partnership

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 20 August, 2010

1. China opens research centre on Sino-African Economic Cooperation
2. Zambia and Chinese firms to build US$ 1.5 billion power plant
3. South Africa suspends wool and mohair exports to China
4. Will Ghana choose China over ExxonMobil?
5. China passes Japan as second-largest economy
6. Foreign diplomats hail Chinese six-decade international aid

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 13 August 2010

1.  China unveils agricultural cooperation proposals
2.  Zambia secures loan for mobile hospitals  
3.  Zuma to charm China
4.  Mugabe thanks China for steadfast support
5.  China stress tests help banks as bubble risks grow
6.  China will keep rapidly urbanizing for “some time yet”

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 06 August, 2010

1. China and Rio Tinto complete Guinea mining deal
2. South Africa signs police agreement with China
3. Ecobank signs pact with Bank of China
4. Brazil and China to finance core projects in Nigeria
5. China’s Geely completes Volvo purchase  
6. China plans “Straddling Bus”

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Weekly China Briefing – 30 July 2010

1. Angola was China’s largest oil supplier in the first half of 2010
2. Trade between Ghana and China exceeds US$1.6b
3. China jails writer for 15 years for endangering state security
4. China will open wider to foreign business
5. China’s “barefoot doctors” inspiration to Africa: WHO
6. Chinese archaeologists’ African quest

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Weekly China Briefing – 23 July 2010

1. Chinese aid key to African development
2. Ghana & China celebrate fifty years of diplomatic relations
3. China`s biggest gold producer causes environmental catastrophe
4. Chinese premier reassures foreign investors
5. China stocks decline on concern export growth will slow
6. China and Angola vow to advance military ties

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CCS Weekly Briefing – 16 July, 2010

1. China renews Google`s internet licence
2. China hopes social safety net will push its citizens to consume more, save less
3. China’s Sinopec reports oil discovery in Nigeria
4. President Mugabe invites Chinese businesses to invest in infrastructure
5. African Minerals in US$1.5 billion deal with Shandong
6. China Export-Import bank lends Angola US$ 500 million

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Weekly China Briefing – 09 July 2010

1. China raises estimate of economic growth in 2009 to 9.1%
2. China warns on currency moves
3. Mozambique requests US$130 million from China to rebuild road  
4. Chinese special envoy to Darfur concludes visit to Sudan
5. Ghana & China congratulate each other for strengthened relationship
6. Nigeria & China sign agreement to build US$8 billion refinery
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Weekly China Briefing – 2 July 2010

1. China remains strong supporter of South-South cooperation
2. China: yuan policy change not due to foreign pressure
3. Oil falls a fourth day on concern China, U.S. growth is slowing
4. Africa is the next China says Puma CEO
5. Nigeria, China bilateral trade hits US$7 billion
6. TIME’s Global Forum day 2: China and Africa’s deepening ties

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Weekly China Briefing – 25 June 2010

1. First Bank of Nigeria eyes equity relationship with Chinese bank
2. Chinese banks agreed to finance three projects in Mozambique totalling US$165 million
3. Renaissance Capital channels China funds to Africa
4. Ghana and China sign culture agreement
5. China to eliminate tax rebates on certain export goods
6. BP and Chevron agree on deal for China offshore block

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Weekly China Briefing – 18 June 2010

1. Sierra Leone president welcomes Chinese investors
2. Egypt offer opportunities to China Sovereign Fund
3. China opens markets to African goods
4. China urged to explore investment opportunities in COMESA
5. IMF’s top Chinese official seeks revamp of Asia growth model
6. China to ensure emission reduction success

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Weekly China Briefing – 11 June 2010

1. China becomes Zambia’s largest investor
2. China donates logistics to Ghana Armed Forces
3. African Minerals in funding talks with Chinese companies
4. Uganda Cranes Coffe paves way for Sino-African coffee venture
5. China vows no let-up to state control of Internet
6. World’s largest IPO from Agriculture Bank of China gets nod

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Weekly China Briefing – 04 June 2010

1. China favours diplomatic approach in Korean boat crisis
2. Chinese industries dip into commodity reserve
3. Chinese company to build US$1billion Nigeria railway
4. South African tourism office opens in China
5. Zambian mine to create an extra 1000 jobs
6. South African clothing industry seeks level playing field with China

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Weekly China Briefing – 28 May 2010

1. Mulilo set for South African wind farm’s first phase
2. China’s mergers and acquisitions likely to hit new highs in 2010
3. China maintains stimulus thanks to Europe
4. Chinese buy control of Wesizwe
5. Angola & China strengthen military cooperation
6. Teshie to get US$10 million general hospital in October 2010

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Weekly China Briefing – 21 May 2010

1. Nigeria and China: The sunshine deal
2. China Development Bank to offer loans to Zambia
3. China and South Africa in US$ 217 million cement deal
4. FirstRand and China Construction Bank complete deals
5. China Mobile seeks acquisitions in emerging markets
6. China to build strategic reserve for rare earth metals

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CCS Weekly China Briefing – 14 May 2010

1. China plans exhibition to increase Africa imports
2. South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry stresses need to build new Africa-China strategic relationship
3. China Longyan to spend US$13 billion to lead wind power league
4. China to invest US$2.6 billion in Liberian mine 
5. SA opens pavilion at shanghai expo
6. OPEC increases 2010 oil demand forecast on outlook for China

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Weekly China Briefing – 07 May 2010

1. China’s stocks drop to 7-month low as banks increase reserves
2. China celebrates opening of World Expo in Shanghai
3. China joins contest to fund second port in Lamu, Kenya
4. China overtakes US to become biggest purchaser of Angolan diamonds
5. Go China, Museveni tells EAC technocrats
6. Somali pirates hijack China-bound oil tanker

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Weekly China Briefing – 30 April 2010

1. China’s Liberian investments reaches US$ 9.9 billion
2. World Bank gives first loan to a Chinese firm in Africa
3. China to build 150-bed Abuja hospital
4. China carries out poverty alleviation with Sudanese NGOs
5. China gains clout in World Bank vote shift
6. China drops ban on HIV – positive visitors

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Weekly China Briefing – 23 April 2010

1. Chinese & South African presidents discuss bilateral ties
2. China`s AgBank picks underwriters for US$20 billion IPO
3. China sells US$11.5 billion worth of U.S. Treasury Bonds
4. South African coal supplies to China on steep growth path
5. 42-member Chinese delegation visits Liberia
6. Chinese mining firm keen to work with Zambian citizens

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Weekly China Briefing – 16 April 2010

1. Chinese earthquake kills 300, injures 8,000 in Qinghai
2. China sees first trade deficit in years
3. China visit inspires South African high-speed rail link plan
4. China signs US$838 million hydro junction contract with Sudan
5. China hands over revamped stadium to Zimbabwe
6. China to invest US$600-million in Zambian copper mining

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Weekly China Briefing – 09 April 2010

1. ‘Goodwill Visit’ with serious business intent
2. Ghana Investment Promotion Centre plans on China and Middle East business mission
3. African Minerals and China Railway sign iron-ore accord
4. China-African Development Fund opens office in Addis Ababa
5. China hopes for accord on securing nuke material
6. China to crack down on mine safety violations

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Weekly China Briefing – 01 April 2010

1. Chinese political advisor meets South African President
2. Business leaders in China call for Yuan to appreciate
3. China to cement grand African research plans
4. Sinopec to acquire Angolan oil assets
5. East African oil boom centers on Uganda
6. Geely to buy Volvo for US$1.8 billion

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Weekly China Briefing – 26 March 2010

1. China expects first trade deficit in six years
2. Google shuts China site in dispute over censorship
3. Chinese automaker likely to produce vehicles in South Africa
4. Nigeria cabinet sacking delays Nitel sale
5. Zambia turns to China for loans
6. Shanghai Expo provides platform for South Africa

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Weekly China Briefing – 19 March 2010

1. Chinese consortium gets lion’s share of Morupule
2. Rio Tinto and Chinalco in talks to develop Guinean iron mine
3. Chinese firm receive land deal in Sudan
4. Additional US$ 1 million needed to repair earthquake damage in Malawi
5. CNOOC in US$ 3 billion Latin American deal
6. China explores rail routes to Europe

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Weekly China Briefing – 12 March 2010

1. EIBC to continue to invest in Africa despite the risks
2. Textile industry in some African countries overwhelmed by Chinese imports
3. South African transport minister impressed with China`s rail transport
4. Standard Chartered launches SME China Africa network
5. China trade surplus falls as imports surge assists world
6. Hong Kong`s economy overtaken by Shanghai in 2009

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Weekly China Briefing – 05 March 2010

1. South Africa to become a strategic partner
2. China reaffirms support to Zimbabwe
3. China in talks to help build economic zone in Egypt
4. Chinese envoy reiterates China’s support to Darfur peace efforts
5. China’s parliamentary sessions to draw global attention
6. South Korea to enhance aviation safety with China

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Weekly China Briefing – 26 February 2010

1. China warns Zimbabwe on loan repayments
2. Namibia seeks to regulate Chinese investments
3. Court ruling hits Beijing’s Congo hopes
4. South Africa asks China to back inclusion in BRIC
5. China’s African oil purchases on the rise, Middle East decline
6. China’s new credit rules slow banks’ lending binge 

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Weekly China Briefing – 19 February 2010

1. China overtakes Germany as world’s top exporter
2. China moves to tighten lending
3. Indian and Chinese investors making a play for Africa
4. Zambian President Banda to visit China
5. Africa-China-U.S. trilateral conference planned
6. Chinese in Nigeria hold gala to celebrate Lunar New Year

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Weekly China Briefing – 12 February 2010

1. China-Africa co-operation committee founded
2. Ghana blocks Exxon oil-field deal 
3. Asian giants taking a renewed interest in African ICT prospects
4. Standard Chartered Bank/Unionpay enter alliance
5. Bolton’s Fidelity China Fund to Raise US$ 984 Million
6. Chinese FM highlights role of “a changing China in a changing world” 

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Weekly China Briefing – 05 February 2010

1. Bank group President on official visit to China
2. Angola seeking future for football stadia 
3. Africa-China partnership yields profitable outcomes says AU
4. World Bank may ‘co-invest’ with China in Africa
5. China sets up energy agency headed by Premier
6. The West accepts India and China as equals at WEF in Davos 

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Weekly China Briefing – 29 January 2010

1. Sudan underscores importance of China-Arab energy co-op conference 
2. CNNC buys stake in Niger uranium mine
3. Chinese vehicles gain popularity in Namibia
4. Somaliland aviation minister visits China
5. India and China won’t sign Copenhagen Accord
6. Challenges facing metals & mining ETFs

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Weekly China Briefing – 22 January 2010

1. Chinese Foreign Minister declares his African & Asian trip successful 
2. China promises technical and financial help to Tanzania and Zambia
3. Zambia’s Patriotic Front: We are not against Chinese Investment
4. China may send observers for Sudan’s April election
5. Senior Chinese party official meets Central African President on ties
6. U.S. to rebuke Chinese government over Google incident

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Weekly China Briefing – 15th January 2010

1. China to implement “eight new measures” to help Africa 
2. China injects US$39 million into Zambia TAZARA operations
3. China recommends Ghana as safe tourist destination
4. China to double trade & investment levels with Ethiopia
5. Kusile Mining in US$134.5 million deal to sell Chinese equipment 
6. As China rises, fears grow on whether boom can endure

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Weekly China Briefing – 08 January 2010

1. Ghana 92nd best country to live in, tied with China
2. Chinese Jiangxi to construct Zambian road network
3. African Minerals inks iron ore deal with China Railway Materials
4. China pledges funds for Kenya infrastructure 
5. Sudanese minister highly praises Sino-Sudanese ties 
6. China aims to transform a nation of savers into spenders

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Weekly China Briefing – 24 December 2009

1. Ghana Institute of Languages to introduce Swahili, Portuguese and Chinese languages
2. Nigeria collaborates with China to curb sub-standard product imports 
3. Total aims to boost China ties
4. Chinese companies start construction of Angolan housing project 
5. Chinese, African jurists discuss cooperation in first FOCAC legal forum 
6. Salt to earn Ghana US$2 billion annually 

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Weekly China Briefing – 18 December 2009

1. China & World Bank plan industrial development zones for Africa
2. Chinese to pump US$ 150 million into Luanshya copper mine
3. Africa’s chief negotiator to Copenhagen says China pledges support
4. Chinese company extends Angolan airport runway
5. China races ahead of US to invest in green energy
6. Oil rises after report shows record runs at Chinese refineries

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Weekly China Briefing – 11 December 2009

1. China & Liberia sign US$ 8 million agreement 
2. China’s Africa trade to benefit UAE
3. Africas biggest banks stake some future on China ties
4. Chinese bank says it will finance Ghana oil projects 
5. Chinese banks to lend US$ 730 billion – US$ 1 trillion in 2010
6. Hu Jintao unveils major foreign policy initiative

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Weekly China Briefing – 04 December 2009

1. South Africa’s Discovery buys stakes in China’s Ping An subsidiary
2. Nigerian firm in US$ 38.8 million Asian deal
3. China opens centre for agricultural technology in Mozambique
4. China donates malaria center to Tanzania
5. Chinese premier addresses fifth China-EU Business Summit
6. China to maintain economic course in 2010

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Weekly China Briefing – 27 November 2009

1. Zim, China signs US$ 8 billion investment deals
2. Oil majors to seal deals in Nigeria
3. China-Africa Science and Tech Partnership Program launched
4. CNPC signs new agreements with Sudan
5. Senior CPC official meets Seychelles leaders  
6. China Mobile striving for voice in world 4G standard

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Weekly China Briefing – 20 November 2009

1. CDB opens first Egypt office
2. Chinese to boost agriculture in Mozambique
3. China not allowed to bid for Ghana Jubilee field
4. Angola: Concern over violence against Chinese nationals
5. China takes leading role in global recovery
6. China’s international search and rescue team attains IEC certificate

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Weekly China Briefing – 13 November 2009

1. 4th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC concludes in Egypt
2. China grants US$ 349 million for Ethiopian road construction
3. China seeks PPP ventures in Africa
4. China to build & manage toll road in Ugandan capital
5. China to offer Africa US$ 10 Billion in preferred loans
6. First Chinese–Sudanese air route to begin operation

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Weekly Briefing – 06 November 2009

1. China and Africa to strengthen cooperation
2. China tries to wean Africa investors off state loans
3. Kenya asked to work closely with trade negotiators
4. China to build new foreign ministry for Ghana
5. China ‘boosts East Asian growth’
6. CNPC starts construction of controversial Myanmar oil line

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Weekly Briefing – 30 October 2009

1. China assists Ghana’s health sector       
2. Chinese International School opened in Lusaka
3. Chinese investments in Nigeria tops US$ 6 billion
4. Chinese-Zimbabwe ties reach new levels
5. Sino-African business leaders explore ways of deepening cooperation 

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Weekly Briefing – 23 October 2009

1. Chinese auto manufacturer investigates sourcing catalytic converters from SA
2. South Africa: State aid sought in new China trade row
3. China may stumble in race with rivals for African oil
4. China and DRC seek to further military ties
5. Chinese company is near first deal to buy stake in oil drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico
6. China becomes a player in Afghanistan’s future

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Weekly Briefing – 16 October 2009

1. Guinea signs mining deal with China
2. China foreign investment & power usage figures rise
3. Kenya, China mull massive corridor for Sudan oil
4. China’s CNMC gets approval for Zambia mine purchase
5. Sinopec Facing ‘Intense’ Rivalry for Energy Assets

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Weekly Briefing – 9 October 2009

1. Chinese Companies Amend US$9 Billion Congo Agreement
2. China’s Sinoma International inks deals with Nigeria’s Dangote Group
3. CNOOC to Strengthen oil and gas cooperation with Ghana
4. Chinese language class starts in Liberia’s capital
5. Exxon is the world’s biggest firm again
6. GHACHIFA to establish a Cultural Centre in Ghana

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Weekly Briefing – 2 October 2009

1. China, Africa ever closer 60 years on
2. Angola becomes China’s largest trade partner in Africa
3. Nigeria feels pull from East and West
4. Chinese groups mull ‘catalytic’ Gauteng transformer investment
5. China celebrates 60 years of PRC’s founding
6. ICBC to Offer Up to US$ 544 million for Thailand’s ACL

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Weekly Briefing – 25 September 2009

1. Ghana, China collaborate to explore oil
2. China invests US$ 750 million in Mauritius
3. Chinese, South African leaders agree to deepen bilateral relations
4. Chinese to buy Super Group truck assembly plant
5. China appeals WTO ruling against media restrictions
6. Venezuela and China agree US$ 16 billion oil deal

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Weekly Briefing – 18 September 2009

1. Chinese President proposes improving ties with Central Africa
2. China’s Huawei Technologies Chosen For Kenya’s WiMAX Project
3. Ghana to export Palm Oil to China
4. New US$ 50 million steel tube mill inaugurated in Mozambique
5. Standard Bank sees Chinese returning to Africa
6. China says no renewal of South African textile curbs

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Weekly Briefing – 11 September 2009

1. China sets US$ 100 billion trade goal with EAC
2. China seeks stable tax policies in Zambia
3. Chinese Premier meets African Union leader
4. World Bank Chief wants CIC in Africa
5. China’s CNPC gets US$ 30 billion loan for overseas buy
6. Beijing marks first with US$ 880 million bond sale in Hong Kong

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Weekly Briefing – 4 September 2009

1. China puts US$ 768m in Zambian Mines’ copper belt
2. China hungry for Africa projects
3. China’s Sinohydro has deal for Cameroon dam project
4. Chinese company to expand operations in Liberia
5. China to buy up US$ 50bn of first-ever IMF bonds 

6. CNPC subsidiaries took bribes from US firm

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