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Xi Jinping: ” A Sincere Friend Of Serbia”

Situated by the scenic Danube River, the Smederevo Steelworks had long been hailed as the…

Xi And French Culture: “A Mind Broader Than The Sky”

Every time Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers New Year address, his office bookshelves inside the…

Economic Watch: Vibrant Q1 Consumption Mirrors China’s Economic Stamina

China’s economic outlook remains positive as the country’s consumer spending surged in the first quarter…

In Numbers: Highlights Of China’s New Quality Productive Forces Reveal Growth Momentum

China has sped up industrial upgrading by cultivating new quality productive forces, laying a solid…

China In Perspective: China’s High-Quality Development Will Present Opportunities For Enterprises

China’s ongoing drive to advance high-quality development will create new opportunities for enterprises, according to industry insiders who joined the fourth episode of the China Economic Roundtable, an all-media talk platform hosted by Xinhua News Agency “We started from scratch like many other small Chinese companies, but after reaching a certain size, we had to undergo a major transformation to extend the growth momentum,” said You Hongtao, chairman of Chongqing Pharscin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Today the company is listed on…

The Stable Growth Of China’s Economy Adds Certainty To Global Economic Landscape

China’s economic performance achieved a “good start” in the first quarter of 2024, bringing certainty to the volatile global economic landscape, according to a guest speaker at the fourth episode of the China Economic Roundtable, an all-media talk platform hosted by Xinhua News Agency. The global economic landscape will still see a year full of uncertainty, with complicated international environment, frequent geopolitical conflicts, and the trend of high inflation, high debt pressure, high interest rates and low economic growth remaining…

A Closer Look At China’s Economic Steadiness, Vitality And Potential

The Chinese economy has seen its recovery gather steam in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, displaying strength and resilience and bringing much-needed certainty to an otherwise uncertain global economic landscape. In the first three months of the year, China’s GDP expanded 5.3 percent from one year earlier, accelerating from 5.2 percent in the previous quarter, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. Acknowledging the performance as a “good start,” guest speakers at the fourth episode of the…

Feature: Kenya’s Railway Evolution Over A Century

“It is not uncommon for a country to create a railway, but it is uncommon for a railway to create a country,” Sir Charles Eliot, then commissioner of British East Africa, made the bold statement in 1903. Eliot, “who initiated the policy of white supremacy in the British East Africa Protectorate (now Kenya),” according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica website, was referring to the meter gauge railway built by British colonialists in East Africa between 1896 and 1901. The railway, emblematic…

The Drum Music Ritual is a Celebration of Burundi’s Cultural Heritage

At 5:30 p.m., the square in front of the Rohero courthouse comes alive. In the heart of Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, Tuesdays are transformed into a celebration of tradition. As they do every week, the drummers take out their instruments to begin the ritual rehearsals. As soon as the first beats are heard, a crowd gathers, attracted by the spectacle of the ritual dance. Passers-by, on their way home from work, stop to soak up the vibrant atmosphere for a few…

Tanzania Has Benefited Tremendously From BRI Projects – Ambassador

Tanzania is an important Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) hub in Africa. It signed a BRI cooperation memorandum with China in 2018. Bilateral exchanges have been on the rise since then.  On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the launch of the initiative, ChinAfrica sat down with Mbelwa Kairuki, Tanzanian ambassador to China, to hear his insights on the BRI, especially the changes brought by the BRI to the local people’s lives. Edited excerpts of the interview follow:  ChinAfrica: How did…

Senegal Eclipses Rivals In The African Football Scene

On 11 March, the Senegalese U20 National Team won the Africa Cup of Nations by defeating Gambia 2-0. Led by Malick Daf, the team performed impressively throughout the tournament, winning all of their matches, scoring 14 goals, and not conceding a single one. The Senegalese players also won the tournament’s best player, top scorer and best goalkeeper awards.  This continental triumph follows a dominant performance by Senegalese footballers in 2022, when the Senegalese National Team won the prestigious Africa Cup…

FEATURE: Zimbabweans Remember Departed Liberation Veterans On Heroes Day

HARARE, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Atop a hill about six km south of downtown Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, lies a revered shrine where Zimbabwe’s departed heroes are laid to rest. Every second Monday of August, Zimbabweans gather at the shrine overlooking Harare to pay tribute to liberation war fighters who took up arms and fought colonialism to deliver the country from the shackles of British colonial rule. The day comes as a reminder to Zimbabweans, particularly young people, that the freedom they…

De-Risking – I Want Your Market, But You Need To Slow Down Tech Development

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) — The talk of de-risking from China has been gaining ubiquity among Western politicians and business communities recently, while the de-coupling approach seems to be put away, at least in rhetoric. Don’t get fooled. The nature of the new De-word is in fact to re-define risk and decouple from China in selective fields like high-tech and other key areas where those Western powers want to maintain their global dominance. For those who carefully craft and embrace…

China’s Luban Workshops Introduce Technical And Vocational Training For Automotive Talents In Tanzania

Abdullahi Okelo in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania tries to fully concentrate as he holds his tool, keen to start his practical work on automobile engine assembly before his tutors’ final assessment. Okelo’s dedication is driven by his deep passion for mechanical engineering and years of struggle to develop his engineering skills in a bid to earn a living.  “I am thrilled to be a student at the Luban Workshop, especially to be taught by the best tutors. This is…

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