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China livid about Botswana stance on Dalai Lama
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China livid about Botswana stance on Dalai Lama

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana and China are headed for a diplomatic showdown with Beijing warning Gaborone not to allow the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,…

Namibia, China relations still intact
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Namibia, China relations still intact

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – The Namibian government has said that the country’s relations with China are still sound despite government agencies issuing warnings about Chinese nationals, especially…

Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not
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Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Haley J. Swedlund In keeping with a two decades long diplomatic tradition, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chose Africa for his first overseas visit of…

China disturbed by EU tariffs on steel products
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China disturbed by EU tariffs on steel products

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

BEIJING – China has expressed doubts about exorbitant tariffs imposed by the European Union (EU) on steel products from China, calling for an end to such unfair…

Nam wants China action on poachers
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Nam wants China action on poachers

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

>Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK-CHINESE nationals involved in criminal activities in Namibia are straining diplomatic relations between the two countries, The Southern Times has learnt. Namibia and the East…

China’s ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn’t won
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China’s ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn’t won

Staff Reporter - Jan 17, 2017

Ross Harvey CHINA HAS published a notice that the processing and sale of ivory and ivory products “will be stopped by December 31, 2017”. China’s credible commitment to this…

UN Security Council seats taken by arms exporters
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UN Security Council seats taken by arms exporters

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS - NINE of the world’s top 10 arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018. The nine…

Africans approve of China’s influence
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Africans approve of China’s influence

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE-CHINA’S popularity in Africa and influence in the continent is very strong, a report released by Afro barometer revealed this week. The report states that…

Kaiyamo to further strengthen relationship with China
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Kaiyamo to further strengthen relationship with China

Staff Reporter - Oct 02, 2016

By  Andreas Thomas Windhoek – Namibia and China have enjoyed a healthy diplomatic relationship for many years. This relationship dates back to early 1960 when China provided political…

China and the new scramble for Africa
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China and the new scramble for Africa

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire DECADES after European imperialists parcelled out Africa for their own imperial needs, the continent is once again at the centre of a struggle for…

Bots urged to look East
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Bots urged to look East

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Former Permanent Secretary to the President and High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador Molosiwa Selepeng has urged Botswana to engage with Eastern countries like…

Asia’s scramble for Africa – India, China and Japan battle for influence
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Asia’s scramble for Africa – India, China and Japan battle for influence

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

IF THERE is a modern gateway from the east to Africa, it is arguably Addis Ababa’s airport. Passengers passing through its dusty terminals on their way to…

China snaps up Zimbabwe tobacco
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China snaps up Zimbabwe tobacco

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE - CHINA has remained the top importer of Zimbabwe’s tobacco in 2016, figures out this week showed. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB)…

African migrants are returning from China and telling their compatriots not to go
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African migrants are returning from China and telling their compatriots not to go

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Lily Kuo When Lamin Ceesay, an energetic 25-year-old from Gambia, arrived in China last year, he thought his life had made a turn for the better. As…

China to cement ties with Europe, Central Asia during Xi’s visits
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China to cement ties with Europe, Central Asia during Xi’s visits

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

Beijing – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan, will significantly boost China’s relationship with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Central Asia,…

Aluminium hits six-month peak as investors become more upbeat on China
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Aluminium hits six-month peak as investors become more upbeat on China

Staff Reporter - Apr 25, 2016

LONDON – Aluminium hit a six-month peak on Wednesday as the appetite for risk increased among investors who took a more upbeat view on the Chinese economy…

A world drowning in oil
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A world drowning in oil

Staff Reporter - Apr 25, 2016

By Chandra N Mohan Thanks to tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, major oil producers could not come to an agreement in Doha to freeze their output…

US dollar loses ground to yen, yuan as traders continue to react to Yellen’s dovish outlook
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US dollar loses ground to yen, yuan as traders continue to react to Yellen’s dovish outlook

Staff Reporter - Apr 05, 2016

The US dollar traded mixed early Wednesday after the previous day’s sharp decline. The AUD/USD and NZD/USD had trouble following through to the upside after posting strong…

Regional integration and monetary unions
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Regional integration and monetary unions

Staff Reporter - Apr 04, 2016

By Carlos Lopes With a land mass of over 30 million square kilometres, Africa is as big as India, China, the US and most of Europe combined.…

Botswana applies to benefit from China’s $60 billion Africa development package
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Botswana applies to benefit from China’s $60 billion Africa development package

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Botswana has revealed that it has applied to benefit from China’s US$60 billion development package earmarked for Africa over the next one year. Responding…