China promises Africa debt relief as Xi counters aid criticism

2018-09-04 06:45

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged debt relief to some poorer African nations, attempting to push back against a major criticism of his signature Belt and Road Initiative.

Chinese are no new colonisers - Ramaphosa

2018-09-03 18:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa used his opening address at the FOCAC summit in Beijing on Monday to champion Africa's call for fair trade between the continent and the world's second-largest economy.

Ramaphosa to step up investment drive as he embarks on China state visit

2018-09-01 08:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa has departed for a State visit to the People’s Republic of China, to be hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

The real value of the Brics summit

2018-08-05 09:15

Leaders and analysts who still look at the world through a Cold War lens fail to appreciate the possibilities presented by belonging to such a powerful group, writes Khulu Mbatha.

China, Brics push to shift world order amid trade threats

2018-07-28 10:15

After a three-day summit in Johannesburg, the Brics nations say they want a fairer, more representative global order in diplomacy and trade.

READ: Ramaphosa's remarks at meeting of Brics leaders

2018-07-26 14:41

The president argued that 'quantum leaps in technology and innovation' could create new global fautlines if not confronted by Brics member countries as a bloc.

READ: Ramaphosa's remarks at the Brics Business Forum

2018-07-26 06:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the benefits of a multilateral trading system and cooperation between Brics member states when he welcomed attendees to the Brics Business Forum in Sandton.

Ramaphosa and Xi condemn unilateral trade measures, protectionism

2018-07-25 16:31

At the start of the 10th Brics business Forum in Johannesburg the presidents of China and South Africa criticised countries that act unilaterally in trade.

BAIC Group announces R11-billion SA plant set to go live in 2018 Q4 - Job boost for locals, vehicle production to begin

2018-07-24 15:00

Automaker BAIC Group today announced the completion of the critical construction and equipment installation milestones for Phase 1 of the historic R11billion investment which was announced in 2016.

China's Xi visits Rwanda, 2nd stop on his Africa tour

2018-07-23 08:29

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rwanda, the second stop in his latest tour of Africa.

 

China-Africa cooperation to focus on youth - Xi Jinping

2018-09-03 20:57

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said future Sino-African cooperation should focus on young people.

China's Xi looks to Africa to counter criticism of aid efforts

2018-09-02 12:35

President Xi Jinping is expected to use a gathering of dozens of African leaders in Beijing to push back against criticism that China’s vast development initiatives risked saddling emerging economies with debt.

Trump says China no longer on quick path to be bigger than US

2018-08-23 07:18

President Donald Trump said China’s economy is no longer on a swift pace to be larger than the US, a comment likely to stoke concerns in Beijing.

WATCH: China to hit US with $60bn tariffs as tit-for-tat becomes norm in trade war

2018-08-04 10:35

The trade war between the world’s two biggest economies is taking on a life of its own.

READ: The Johannesburg declaration signed at the Brics Summit

2018-07-26 15:19

The declaration was signed by the heads of state of the five Brics members nations in Sandton.

OVERVIEW: Vladimir Putin says Mandela's legacy reflected in Brics

2018-07-26 11:09

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, India and China each gave a short address after a closed session meeting on the second day of the 2018 Brics Summit in Johannesburg.

SA needs more than just China

2018-07-25 22:41

South Africa shouldn't get carried away by the immense power, deep pockets and ideologically compatible message from Beijing, says Daniel Silke.

South Africa gives China platform on trade as Brics meet

2018-07-25 10:22

South Africa is likely this week to provide a platform for a Chinese-led fightback against Donald Trump’s protectionist agenda as it hosts counterparts of the so-called BRICS group of nations.

Trade war risk to dominate Brics summit in SA

2018-07-24 10:35

Leaders of the Brics emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will meet in Johannesburg this week, with the threat of a worsening global trade war topping the agenda.

Chinese President Xi to visit South Africa ahead of Brics Summit

2018-07-20 06:45

The visit comes as the Chinese Foreign Ministry says leaders of the Brics nations will work to oppose 'unilateralism and protectionism' in international trade.

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