Xi visits Philippines to cosy up to historical US ally
Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit Tuesday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects.
Cambodian Prime Minister says no China naval base being built
Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site near hotly contested seas.
US, China in fiery APEC clash on trade, influence
China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region. In back-to-back speeches at a pre-APEC business forum, Xi Jinping and US Vice-President Mike Pence pulled few punches, laying the ground for…
Xi arrives in Papua New Guinea ahead of APEC summit
President Xi Jinping arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday for a much-vaunted state visit ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit he is expected to dominate.
African swine fever spreads in China
African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China's provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under control had become "very serious."
Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rots away in NEMA stores’
Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), according to an online medium,…
China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call
China said on Wednesday that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "European army" to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and even the US.
Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks
Zambia's government accused the opposition on Friday of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its businesses.
Archeologists Unearth 2,000-Year-Old Wine
Archeologists in central China Tuesday believe they have unearthed a 2,000-year-old pot of wine that had been sealed and buried in a tomb. About 3.5 litres (118 ounces) of the yellow liquid, which officials said smelled strongly of Chinese wine when they poured it out, was discovered in a bronze pot in Henan province, the…
Xi pledges to open China's markets wider to an impatient world
President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to widen access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to Trumpism, as he kicked off an import expo amid foreign accusations that he has backtracked on promises to play fair on trade.
China’s New Interest in Africa: A wake-up call to reexamine African leadership philosophy
China is gradually becoming the most attractive source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa. According to a Washington Post publication dated January 7, 2018, China’s FDI to Africa between 2000-2014 was $30 billion with an average of $2 billion flow each year. In a recent gathering of African leaders, China promised to make an…