China's Xi assumes more direct role over military

2016-04-21 19:58

Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country's powerful armed forces as head of its increasingly important joint operations.

8 reasons China and its president are off to a rocky 2016

2016-01-11 11:49

Barely more than a week into 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping is having a rough time of it, with challenges ranging from a plummeting stock market to new provocations from obstreperous ally North Korea.

Africa, China relationship at its highest level ever following summit - Zuma

2015-12-05 19:59

The Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation has taken the relationship between the two to its highest level ever, President Jacob Zuma says.

China will support Africa - Jinping

2015-12-04 16:02

Development holds the key to solving all problems and China will support Africa in dealing with its 'issues' says Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Econet Zim to get $300m from China

2015-12-04 15:44

Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is set to get at least $300m from China Development Bank and ZTE.

Prof John Stremlau: Ignore hype. China is favouring Africa’s authoritarians

2015-12-03 10:58

An analyst says while Beijing will continue to favour authoritarian regimes, it is also showing surprising support for a variety of African democratic experiments.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at Union Buildings

2015-12-02 16:43

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been given a warm welcome by President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings.

Sustainibility in focus at China-Africa summit

2015-12-01 16:12

With environmental degradation threatening Africa’s long-term economic growth, this week’s China-Africa summit provides a critical opportunity to promote sustainable development.

Zim wants 'hero's welcome' for Chinese president

2015-11-30 13:15

Zimbabwean state media says Chinese President Xi Jinping deserves a "hero’s welcome" when he jets into the country on a state visit, but the main opposition dismisses the visit as a mere public relations exercise.

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.


Obama, Xi vow to work closely

2016-03-31 23:16

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledge to co-operate to confront the North Korean nuclear threat while working to narrow persistent differences over cybersecurity, human rights and maritime conflicts.

Ivory price drop signals waning Chinese demand

2015-12-07 15:46

Illegal ivory has halved in value in China according to new research, leading to hopes that poaching in Africa might wane.

We need innovation during global financial crisis - Zuma

2015-12-04 17:08

There is still hope for Africa despite the global economic downturn, President Jacob Zuma says.

China the 'world's worst jailer of journalists'

2015-12-04 16:02

As Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the two-day Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, at least 44 journalists are behind bars in his country for charges including criticising the state.

Chinese leader caught on CCTV petting pangolin, elephants in Zim

2015-12-04 14:14

During a time-out from all the meetings and talk of politics, Chinese President Xi Jinping has gone for a little tour at a wildlife park in Zimbabwe.

China’s Xi pledges R94bn to support SA economy

2015-12-03 07:54

China has signed 26 agreements pledging to invest R94bn in South Africa as President Xi Jinping met with counterpart Jacob Zuma ahead of the China-Africa summit.

China's Xi signs 10 investment deals with Mugabe

2015-12-02 09:34

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed 10 investment deals with Zimbabwe as it pledges to continue cooperating with the investment-hungry country.

Investment-hungry Zim pulls out all stops for China's Xi Jinping

2015-12-01 13:49

Zimbabwe has pulled out all the stops to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping on his two-day state visit to the country as investment hopes ride high.

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate co-ordination

2015-11-30 12:38

President Barack Obama has touted close US co-operation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming.

Zuma’s value revisited: As a % of tax, 189 times more than China’s Xi Jinping

2015-11-13 06:19

As all fingers point to an overpaid SA president, statistics show Zuma's salary as a percentage of tax collected is 189 times more than that of China's Xi Jinping.

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