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Senegal reports first COVID-19 case

Senegal on Monday reported its first case of COVID-19, becoming the fourth country in Africa – after Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria – to confirm the virus, as deadly outbreak’s global death toll climbs above 3,000, mainly in China where it originated end last year. The case in...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:43am

China deaths from COVID-19 now over 2,500 as Africa steps up preparedness

China's death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 2,592 on Monday, after the National Health Commission there reported 150 more fatalities, all but one in the epicentre of Hubei province. In addition, many countries in Africa are stepping up their preparedness to detect and cope with COVID...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:34pm

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,000 as WHO convenes emergency meet

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 on Tuesday as the World Health Organisation convened a global research and innovation forum to mobilize international action in response to the deadly outbreak. The forum, being held Tuesday and Wednesday in Geneva, is organised in...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:51pm

China to ban bags and other single-use plastic

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:03am

Rwandan coffee gains foothold in China

Cathy is a Chinese consumer whose love for Rwandan coffee has grown significantly within just a month. Rwandan coffee has become her daily consumption since last month after she had tasted it from her hometown, she says. The coffee enthusiast, who only prefers to be identified by her first...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:27am

Rwanda to use Chinese experts for minerals exploration

China has dispatched mining experts to Rwanda to implement a three-year cooperative project to carry out geochemical survey to determine the full mineral potential across the country by using satellite remote sensing technology. The project dubbed “Geological Survey and Mineral Assessment...

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:21am

Chinese doctors offer training to South Sudanese students on traditional medicine

The seventh batch of the China medical team in South Sudan organized a lecture about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for medical students at the Upper Nile University. About 100 students of medicine and nursing turned up for the day-long lecture given by TCM expert Tang Youbin on Friday....

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:46am

Xi and Putin -- at helm of China-Russia relations

"For a big ship, a big voyage," Xi Jinping said, quoting a Russian proverb during his first visit to Russia as president of China in 2013. Xi was calling for concerted efforts by China and Russia to build their relationship into a vessel big and strong enough to cleave its way through...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:46am

Facial recognition piloted in Beijing's public rental housing

A facial recognition system has been piloted to prevent subletting in public rental housing projects in Beijing since the end of last year. The facial recognition technology can prevent beneficiaries of the government-funded housing from renting their apartments to others for profit, and ensure...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:18am

Commentary: Chinese democracy puts Western illusion in dust

Every year, just before China's annual two sessions, there are voices in the West declaring that China's democracy cannot truly represent the people. But the Chinese people disagree. Nearly 3,000 lawmakers and more than 2,000 political advisors are gathering in Beijing to forge consensus...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:04am

China to run driverless maglev trains at 200 kph in 2020

China will roll off a new generation of self-developed driverless maglev trains with a designed speed of 200 km per hour in early 2020, according to its lead developer. Once put into operation, they will be the fastest maglev trains for commercial use in China. CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co.,Ltd....

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:38am

China donates anti-malaria drugs to South Sudan

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan has donated anti-malarial drugs worth over five million yuan (744,000 U.S dollars) to strengthen the country's ability to respond to tropical disease. He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said the drugs will strengthen South Sudan's capacity to...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:53pm

Rwanda named most distinctive tourist destination at Chinese travel fair

Rwanda has won the most distinctive tourist award at Guangzhou International Travel Fair, one of the most popular travel events in China. Founded in 1993, the annual fair brings together domestic and foreign exhibitors to introduce and promote their products. It is organised by Guangzhou...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:30am

Chinese language to be introduced in Saudi schools

Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language in the curriculum at all stages of education in Saudi schools and universities. The decision was made on Friday during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to the Chinese capital Beijing, said a report...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:08am

China pitches peace and security cooperation framework to Africa

Following the decision by African and Chinese leaders to cooperate on matters of peace and security last year at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China has showcased its strategic approach to strengthening its relations with Africa. Last year, China’s President Xi Jinping...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:39am

China takes action as Africa struggles for solutions to forced displacement

China has joined the international community to provide material aid and technical support to tackle Africa's growing refugee problem and forced internal displacements, winning accolades from the continent's leaders and people. Recently, China stepped up assistance to support the growing...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:26pm

China sends congratulatory message to 32nd AU summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message on the holding of the 32nd African Union (AU) summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Calling the AU a banner of unity and strength, Xi said that since last year, under the leadership of AU, African integration process...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

10 Rwandan coffee brands to be cupped in China

Ten coffee brands from Rwanda will be cupped and tasted today in the Chinese city of Xian. Organised by AfriCo, a Chinese firm with interest in Africa, the event will feature Gorilla Coffee, Bourbon Coffee, Cafe de Maraba, Three African sisters Coffee and Question Coffee among others. The event...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:17pm

Spring Festival travel rush sends festive vibes across globe

The Spring Festival travel rush, originating from a long-held tradition for Chinese people to reunite with their families during the Chinese New Year, has now embraced numerous international elements. In addition to homebound trips, imported gifts and overseas holidays have helped redefine the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:51am

China keen to learn Rwanda’s best practices, says diplomat

A team of Chinese diplomats yesterday participated in Umuganda, a monthly community activity, in Rwesero village, Kigali sector in Nyarugenge district. The diplomatic corps collaborated with community members to remove tree stumps and clear an area where Nyarugenge district is currently building a...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:43am