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Chinese Companies In The Cultural Sector Record Remarkable Expansion

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the 73,000 companies surveyed generated total revenue of…

New Mega Energy Base Propels Transformation of Kubuqi Desert Into Source of Economic Growth

Dalad Banner in Ordos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China, is characterised by a…

China and Rwanda Strengthen Collaboration To Improve Vocational Skills

In a significant stride towards fostering international collaboration in education, China has reaffirmed its commitment…

China and Vietnam Scholars Share Experience In Ancient Books Restoration

The restoration program for historical manuscripts took place in Vietnam from 22 to 28 October,…

China’s Economic Performance In 2023 Laid Solid Foundation For Growth In 2024

The Chinese economy continued to rebound and made solid progress in 2023, despite the complex international situation and numerous risks and challenges. The accelerated economic structural transformation and upgrade, coupled with increasing economic resilience, has resulted in various highlights.  The Chinese government, through a series of proactive macroeconomic policies, including moderately expansionary fiscal policies and prudent monetary policies, created a conducive environment for stabilising and advancing economic development.  The quality and resilience of the economy continued to improve in 2023…

Sudan Eyes Closer Economic Partnership With China

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Sudan. The two countries have enjoyed friendly cooperation throughout these years, and have broadened engagements in various fields in recent years. In an interview with ChinAfrica, Sudan’s Ambassador to China Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig talks about the need to lift the relationship to a new high. Edited excerpts of the interview follow:   ChinAfrica: How has the China-Sudan relationship progressed since the establishment of the diplomatic relations 65…

China Has Discovered A New Mineral

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, experts discovered the mineral in Taiping city in the central province of Henan. They named it Piedra Ni Pei in honour of a prominent Chinese geologist. The mineral varies in colour from light red to reddish-brown and holds the record for cerium content among silicate minerals found in nature. This is reported by Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS. Silicates are a class of the most common minerals, natural chemical compounds with…

Kenya’s Camel Industry Finds New Market

Abdul Khalifa, 62, owns a large herd of camels in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.  Based in the rural outskirts of Garissa, a town located 367 km northeast of the nation’s capital Nairobi, a five-and-a-half-hour bus ride, Khalifa has been breeding camels for more years than he can remember.  Most of the land in the area is communal land, meaning it is wholly owned or shared by the community. Khalifa’s almost 600 camels make him one of the wealthiest herders in…

Reflections On The second Forum On China-Africa Cooperation In Agriculture

The second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Agriculture (FOCACA) held in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, from 13 to 15 November 2023 has emerged as a catalyst for enhanced food cooperation between China and Africa. The outcomes of this pivotal event deepened the commitment of the two sides to cooperation, focusing on mutual benefit, sustainable development, and common prosperity. China’s exemplary development journey, marked by lifting millions out of poverty through a people-centred approach, serves as a beacon for Africa’s…

Planting a Business: How One Couple’s Rural Business Put The Roses Back In Their Cheeks

In their hometown of Hengxi Village, Xinxing Town, Songyang County, Lishui, Zhejiang Province in east China, young entrepreneurs Ye Jianhua and Fang Jing have a greenhouse estate. The couple described the 1.3-hectare area as their main battleground for entrepreneurship.  Since 2018, through artificial pollination, hybridisation and other technologies, they have cultivated and planted more than 45 rose succulents, a fascinating succulent variety. These roses with unique colours and shapes can generate over 1 million yuan ($137,000) in output value annually. …

Creativity Is A Force For Social Change In The Rural Areas

In April 2018, Songyang County in Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, launched the “Hundred Artists Settlement in Songyang Villages Plan,” which invites artists from all over the country, to help with the protection and inheritance of local culture. It is aimed at boosting the development of traditional villages through art.  “Artists bring art to the village. Some use art to beautify the place and raise their popularity; some help villagers to create artworks as a method of poverty alleviation; some promote…

Chinese Railway Project To Provide Jobs, Reduce Travel Costs In Malawi

Malawi is expected to generate hundreds of jobs, thanks to the railway project China Railway Signal and Communication Corp. International will undertake in the country.  Malawi’s Minister of Transport and Public Works Jacob Hara made the comment after returning from the third Road and Belt Forum for International Cooperation that took place in Beijing in October 2023.   The Belt and Road Initiative is a global infrastructure development strategy proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, aiming to promote policy…

China-South Africa Agreement on Citrus Trade Thrills Farmers

In the heart of South Africa’s rugged Swartberg and Koue Bokkeveld mountains lies the alps towering majestically above fertile citrus farmland, forming a wall that sustains enough rainfall to attract farmers to the south.  Siabonga Mbete, 34, grows tangerine – a small seedless fruit of the citrus family that is turning South African farmers into millionaires.  As trucks veer off the dusty road into farmlands to collect some tangerines and lemons at Mbete’s smallholder farm located in Eastern Cape Province…

Uganda and China Launch AEO-MRA Initiative to Facilitate Trade and Promote Security of International Supply Chains

June this year marked a significant milestone in strengthening bilateral trade ties and facilitating smoother customs procedures between Uganda and China.  The first day of June is the date on which China and Uganda officially launched Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) in Uganda at a ceremony held in the country’s capital Kampala.  The two countries on that day activated the mutual recognition agreement, signed in 2021, to recognise each other’s AEOs. Due to the outbreak of the…

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