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Ethiopian train drivers finish training in central China

34 young Ethiopians have received railway operation training in central China's Zhengzhou City. After training, they will work as train drivers at the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. The 756-km railway connects landlocked Ethiopia to the Red Sea nation Djibouti. It's the...

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China-US rivalry in Africa fuelled by coronavirus

China-US rivalry in Africa fuelled by coronavirus

As Africa braces itself for a surge of coronavirus infections, both China and the US are claiming to be Africa's greatest supporter, but there is more at stake in this escalating rivalry than simply tackling the virus, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding....

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China’s Health Silk Road Is a Dead-End Street

China’s Health Silk Road Is a Dead-End Street

With little fanfare, the National People’s Congress—the annual convening of China’s top legislature and the country’s premier political event—rubber-stamped a $1.4 trillion infrastructure six-year spending plan on May 28, with fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks...

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E-commerce extends reach to Africa

E-commerce extends reach to Africa

Uwizeyimana Herman poses beside the sign of the "Africa Hema Village" in Gashora, Rwanda. [Photo/provided to China Daily] Uwizeyimana Herman planted the first habanero pepper sprout in his five-hectare plot in the town of Gashora, an hour's drive from Rwanda's...

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Kenya should represent Africa on Security Council

Kenya should represent Africa on Security Council

COVETED SEAT: The UN Securtiy Council. Image: COURTESY: United Nations member states will vote today to select four new non-permanent members of the Security Council. The two African candidates today are Kenya and Djibouti. In August 2019, the African Union voted...

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Angola Cuts Oil-For-Debt Exports To China

Angola Cuts Oil-For-Debt Exports To China

Angola is reducing oil shipments to China with which it pays part of its debt to its biggest creditor as the African OPEC member looks for debt relief from its international partners, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting sources with knowledge of the plans. The world’s...

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China’s bear hug for the blockchain

China’s bear hug for the blockchain

As the world confronts the profound social, economic and political challenges that have emerged in the wake of Covid-19, Beijing has unleashed digital innovations that hold profound implications for the future of international trade, global governance, and...

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Coronavirus death toll hits 400,000 worldwide

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has claimed 400,000 lives globally since it surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and went on to ravage countries across the world that are now attempting to revive economies battered by the lockdowns imposed...

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