US-China ties sour as Xi, Trump friendship fades
For more than a year, Chinese leader Xi Jinping could count on one thing even as his government clashed with the United States over trade and other tiffs: US President Donald Trump calling him "friend".
China denies meddling in US midterm elections
China on Wednesday denied US President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base in their escalating trade war.
China’s suspicious interest in Africa’s internet networks
Early September 2018, over 50 African presidents and heads of state were in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). In addition to getting its share of the new US$60 billion for development projects in Africa that President Xi Jinping.....
Africa-China’s debt diplomacy
Loans have been used as weapon of underdevelopment of Africa by IMF and World Bank. Loans from China are irresistible because they come with less strings attached on matters such as governance...
FOCAC Beijing summit, a new milestone in China-Africa relations
The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) were held in Beijing, China from 3 to 4 September, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari and 49 heads of State and Government, the Chairperson of the African Union ...
Africa’s constructive engagement with China
A remarkable group photograph of the President of China, Xi Jinping, with African Heads of State or Government the other day was an indelible image at the just-concluded 2018 Forum...
North Korea in focus as Putin to meet Asian leaders
Nuclear-armed North Korea will be in the spotlight as Russia's Vladimir Putin begins meetings with Asian leaders Monday, aiming to drive regional diplomacy as a push backed by Donald Trump appears to stall.
FG, Chinese, Edo partner on Benin River Port, Industrial Park, others
Edo State looks set to secure the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s $60 billion financial support for Africa, which was announced at the 2018 Beijing Summit under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in China.
Nigeria, China to sign $328m agreement on ICT as Buhari arrives Beijing
President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Beijing yesterday to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) holding on Monday and Tuesday.During the 6-day official visit of the Nigerian President, he is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping...
China’s 40 years of reform: What lessons for Africa
The successful practice of the Chinese people is a proof that there is more than one path leading to modernisation. With the right direction and with unremitting efforts, all roads will take us to Rome.”- President Xi Jinping At the turn of the 21st century,...