Xi Jinping

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

Kagame: A stronger Africa is an opportunity, not a threat

President Paul Kagame has described the existing relationship between China and Africa as one based on equality, mutual respect and “a commitment to a shared wellbeing.” The Head of State was addressing leaders from across Africa and China at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:51am

Chinese president Xi Jinping says ‘trade war will have no winner’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told leaders at the BRICS summit in South Africa, that there would be no winner in a global trade war that is being championed by U.S. President, Donald Trump. Xi urged leaders of emerging economies to reject unilateralism in the wake of tariff threats that are being...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:17am

Xi arrives as Rwanda, China seek stronger ties

President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived in Rwanda yesterday evening at 8:30 p.m to begin a two-day state visit. The visiting president was received by his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by top government officials....

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:26am

China and Rwanda: A friendship higher than mountains

At the invitation of President Paul Kagame, I will pay a state visit to Rwanda from July 22-23. It will be not only my first visit to Rwanda but also the very first visit to Rwanda by any Chinese President. I am full of expectation for this visit. Known as the “land of a thousand hills...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:36am

Xi outlines priority areas in Rwanda-China ties

President Xi Jinping of China has said his upcoming visit to Rwanda will serve to inject new impetus to the “traditional friendship and all-round cooperation” between the two countries. In an OpEd piece sent to The New Times on the eve of the highly-awaited visit, President Xi, whose...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 3:18am

Reflections on President Xi Jinping’s book on ‘Up and Out of Poverty’

In his 29 - article book, the author outlines “the hows” of transforming a poverty stricken (Ningde Prefecture) into a prosperous region through change of mindset, economic development and management, and leadership. Having read the book, we are of the feeling that there are a lot of...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:07pm

All set for Chinese President Xi’s visit

The Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, Rao Hongwei, has confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Rwanda for a two-day state visit on July 22-23, highlighting that everything is in place to ensure the visit is a success. This is the first time that a Chinese president will be visiting...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:17pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Rwanda next month

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the country next month for a 2-day state visit. According to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe, the highly anticipated visit will see the two countries further strengthen their relations. Xi Jinping will be the first...

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:14am