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CHINA – AFRICA
Chinese thrown out of Sierra Leone for destroying local forests
The authorities in Sierra Leone complain that foreign (mostly Chinese) companies have plundered the country’s timber, cutting it down indiscriminately, and exporting it without any benefit for local communities. Experts note that issue revolves around the extent to which Chinese aid can compensate for what the mainland extracts and takes out in terms of precious resources.
17/05/2007 CHINA – AFRICA
China and Africa to develop together without neo-colonial relations
For the first time Beijing is concerned about Africa’s crises and the Darfur genocide. But trade remains its main focus. African states want to improve trade relations with China and Asia but do not want to be exploited.
19/03/2010 CHINA – AFRICA
African stories: where the Chinese put their life at risk to enrich Beijing
Two men convicted of murdering Chinese workers are executed in Sudan. Seven Chinese fishermen are released after they were abducted in Cameroon. Through its companies, China is increasingly raising its profile in Africa, to exploit the continent’s natural and human resources. However, more and more, the local population views this presence as a “foreign invasion” and turning against it.
23/11/2010 CHINA – AFRICA
China’s road to Africa through financial aid, economic control and political support
Chinese companies are a law onto themselves in poverty-stricken Zambia. In South Africa, Chinese banks are investing in local financial institutions as Beijing provides Pretoria with capital and political support.
17/07/2008 CHINA - SOUTH AFRICA
Animal rights activists on war footing against ivory market in China
The organisation that deals with trade in endangered species has approved exchange between China and South Africa, allowing the Asian country to import 51 tonnes. In Kenya, three Chinese are arrested under the accusation of "illegal trafficking" of ivory.
06/06/2017 09:36:00 CHINA - ZAMBIA
Beijing protests arrest of 31 Chinese workers with Zambia
The detention took place over the weekend for (alleged) illegal mining activities and exploitation of child labor. Chinese diplomat replies: there is no evidence of "illegal" activities justifying arrests. The African country hosts a growing Chinese community.
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