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China’s Xi to prioritize Belt and Road initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that his administration will inject significant resources to the One Belt One Road Initiative in his second term in office. According to the Chinese leader, the 21st century...

Gobi Agricultural Park, a remarkable phenomenon in China

In every desert of calamity, there lies an oasis of comfort. This saying is true to the people of Gansu Province, the northwestern part of China. Deep into the Gobi desert, a prominent feature...
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Xi to use new status to spur development in Africa

President Xi Jinping now says he will use his new status in the Chinese society to positively influence lives in developing countries. Xi says his thoughts present an alternative approach to challenges facing many...

Bitcoin hits $17,000 as fears mount

Bitcoin briefly crossed through the $17,000 (£12,615) mark in volatile Asian trading, extending its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency has soared about 70% this week according to Coindesk.com, despite fresh warnings of a dangerous bubble. Its dramatic...

US launches China trade policy inquiry

The US has formally launched an investigation into China's policies regarding intellectual property. The top US trade official, Robert Lighthizer, said his office had "determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation". The move was...

China to help boost security in developing countries

China has announced extra financial resources to support the international fight against mounting security challenges around the world. This undertaking comes amid rising cases of widespread terrorism, cyber crime and organized crime, which all...

China increasingly reduces dependency on coal power energy

By Eric Biegon in Inner Mongolia, China China is increasingly reducing its dependency on coal power energy, instead, growing its renewable energy sources. Construction of wind turbines and solar panels is becoming a norm in...
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South Africa considering $1 billion bailout for national carrier SAA

South Africa's Treasury is considering a 13 billion rand ($972 million) bailout to keep South African Airways (SAA) going as it battles a mounting cash crunch, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. The national...

Standoff between Burundi, EU delays signing of EPA

A standoff between Burundi and the European Union (EU) over political sanctions is set to further delay the signing and ratification of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the East African...

Mugabe calls for closer cooperation with private sectors

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for closer cooperation between the government and private sector to turn around the Southern African country's economy. President Mugabe says such cooperation is largely responsible for the phenomenal success...
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