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JAPAN - AFRICA
Japan competing with China for Africa trade
In 2011, China's trade with Africa reached 138.9 billion dollars, five times Japan's. Tokyo needs oil, rare earths and markets for its vehicles and high tech. Its aid includes agricultural projects, technical training, and maritime security off the coast of Somalia.
04/11/2006 CHINA - AFRICA
China, Africa should talk human rights, not just trade
As the summit between China and African countries unfolds, Human Rights Watch has called attention to human rights and warned that mutual trade links should not inflict harm on the rights of entire peoples.
03/06/2008 JAPAN - AFRICA
From TICAD IV, a new model for fostering African development
The international forum was attended by 51 African nations and 17 African organisations, 12 Asian nations, 22 donor nations, and 55 international organisations.
06/11/2006 CHInA AFRICA
Pledges and money underpin Sino-African economic and political alliance
New contracts are signed and strategies are laid out as the Chinese giant and the world's poorest continent concluded their summit yesterday in Beijing. In addition to establishing 'neo-colonial' relations, China wants to establish the diplomatic ties with the last five African states that still recognise Taiwan.
22/04/2005 JAPAN - ASIA
Tensions between Beijing and Tokyo start to let up
Koizumi apologises to Asia for the past crimes of the Japanese army. Hu Jintao bans anti-Japanese demonstrations.
13/04/2007 CHINA – JAPAN
Applause and sympathy for Wen, talks focus on the economy and the military
China’s premier meets ordinary people today. He highlights the need for concrete co-operation between the two countries to renew a shared history that spans 2,000 years. The two countries have many common interests. Military co-operation starts again.
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