news by category: China

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  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Loans for oil

Multibillion dollar Chinese loans less than two years before the elections raise commercial and political questions

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Red flag over Africa

'Unbreakable friendship’ was the slogan for the tour by China’s Premier. ‘Unending salesmanship’ would have served just as well

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Wasting assets

Recent forays in search of investment have failed but there is a lack of urgency in government efforts to revive the economy

  • Vol 53 No 23
  •  16th November 2012

Sanctions bypass

China has quietly joined countries implementing sanctions against Khartoum, we hear. This may not reduce Beijing’s substantial arms exports to Khartoum but it is making life difficult for business people, Sudanese and others.

  • Vol 51 No 23
  •  19th November 2010

Mining for votes

Firebrand politician Michael Sata’s anti-Chinese rhetoric is helping the opposition’s campaign ahead of next year’s elections

  • Vol 50 No 23
  •  20th November 2009

China's new bid for Nigerian oil

China has expressed interest in buying 49% stakes in 23 soon-to-expire oil block licences. The London Financial Times reported in September that the China National Offshore Oil Corporation was in talks to acquire stakes in fields with 6 billion barrels of...

  • Vol 49 No 9
  •  25th April 2008

Oceanic turnaround

The thwarted voyage of the An Yue Jiang – a Chinese freighter with a cargo of ammunition, mortars, mines and artillery bound for President Robert Mugabe’s government – marks a turning point for Zimbabwe’s regional relations. It also shows how trades union...

  • Vol 49 No 5
  •  29th February 2008

Lifting the bamboo curtain

Beijing is changing its policy on Khartoum but on its own terms

  • Vol 49 No 5
  •  29th February 2008

Selective divestment

Britain’s Conservative Party, which has been campaigning against the Sudan government’s Darfur policy, faces charges of hypocrisy after it accepted more than US$800,000 in contributions from a United States’ mutual fund with massive indirect investments i...

  • Vol 48 No 22
  •  2nd November 2007

Digging Belinga

Gabonese are outraged at the terms of a US$3 billion iron ore project at Bélinga and the likely damage to the country’s national parks. We hear that the recently founded Compagnie Minière de Bélinga (Comibel), jointly owned by C...

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