US-Africa summit: Why China controls African economies

December 19, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

China has taken firm control of African economies in a rather menacing manner that is disgusting to the United States of America (USA). The U.S., the world’s largest economy, is deeply troubled by China’s Greek gift to Africa’s corrupt leaders. China is everywhere in Africa. Even South Africa, the most industrialised economy on the Dark Continent, has sheepishly swallowed China’s Read More

Think tanks release report on China’s outlook on human rights

December 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

A report examining contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights was released Monday. Jointly released by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the New China Research under Xinhua News Agency, the report said China’s outlook on human rights has been continuously enriched and improved in practice, with its own cognitive perspective and ideological connotation based on the actual conditions Read More

The myth of ‘debt trap’ in China-Africa cooperation

November 17, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

FORMER US Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson who was sacked mid-air by his principal, formal President Donald Trump while returning from a visit to Africa in 2018, orchestrated the hype, on a visit to the Africa Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He said that “Chinese investment does have the potential to address Africa’s infrastructure gap,” but added a Read More

Crude price falls on fears of global recession, China COVID surge

Oil prices fell about 2% on Tuesday, extending the previous session’s almost 2% decline, as recession fears and a flare-up in COVID-19 cases in China raised concerns over global demand. World Bank President David Malpass and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned on Monday of a growing risk of global recession and said inflation remains a continuing problem. Read More

Nigeria and the China’s Taiwan question

September 19, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

In early 2017, the federal government of Nigeria took a definitive stand in response to the Taiwan question of the People’s Republic of China and reaffirmed her long standing “One China policy” which leaves no ambiguity that there is only but One China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. Speaking at a joint press conference Read More

China-Africa relations beyond waxing and waning of financial lending

September 14, 2022 Prof. Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

The veritable pedigree of China-Africa relations incepted not on the principles of financial lending, but the principle of mutual respect, solidarity and rejection of global imperialism, colonialism and domination of all kinds against humanity. This was developed at the Bandung Conference where the legendary Chairman Mao made this clear that the developing countries of Africa and Asia have the same Read More

China’s armed forces and global peace keeping

September 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

It has been 32 years since the China armed forces, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) first participated in the United Nations peacekeeping operations. The distinct characteristic of China’s development has been its peaceful trajectories. Not only is peace cherished by the Chinese in their long history but they generally considered peace in the modern times as the prerequisite and guarantee Read More

The Taiwan question and China’s peaceful reunification

September 7, 2022 Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

It is inherently created by universal natural law the composition of people of common history, language, identity and geography to be one people except divided by war, colonialism or Western influence. The Chinese are one people in all ramifications only historical obstructions that brought about the divide in geographical settling. Albeit in such obstructions, the Chinese government spares no efforts Read More

VIDEO: China celebrates 77th independence anniversary amidst nostalgia

September 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

September 3, 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. On this very day, the official website of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) releases a promotional video to demonstrate to the world that the Chinese PLA has always been a staunch force in protecting Read More

China announces plans to forgive loans to 17 African countries

August 25, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The Chinese government has announced its plans to absolve 23 interest-free loans to 17 African countries. Though China has failed to mention the countries in its waiver list, it revealed also its plan to provide food assistance to struggling nations. The Debt Management Office (DMO) revealed recently that Nigeria’s borrowing from China as of September 2021 accumulated to 89.94 per Read More

Taiwan and why China cannot brook external interference

August 10, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

The whirlwind visit of the U.S House speaker, 82 year-old Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan despite protestations from Beijing have raised fresh concerns about how the world’s most important bilateral relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America is managed. In the maniacal visit, the United States undermined the foundations of its diplomatic relations with China, Read More

Air Peace: Nigerian Ambassador seeks China’s relaxation of travel limitations

July 27, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, has commended the governments of China and Nigeria for deepening bilateral ties between both countries through the approval of Air Peace’s scheduled, commercial flights to Guangzhou-China, which commenced July 13, 2022. The diplomat also called on the Chinese government to relax the travel restrictions for Nigerians willing to Read More

Assistance: Chinese envoy interacts with Bauchi govt, business community

July 22, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun, on Friday engaged with the Bauchi state government and the business community including local and national investors for bilateral assistance from the Republic of China to Bauchi state. Speaking during the bilateral discussions held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Bauchi, Mr. Jianchun said the Chinese government was ready to assist Nigeria Read More

Air Peace lands in China’s main trading hub, Guangzhou

July 15, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

China’s main transport and trading hub, Guangzhou has received the inaugural flight by any Nigeria airline, an Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft with 240 passengers onboard to connect the two countries in continuation of their bilateral trade and travel relation. The flight from the new international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos was heralded by fun fair by Read More

Sovereign debt relief in North-South relations and China as salvation partner

June 1, 2022 Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

The dependency conceptual debate and African underdevelopment historiography cannot be punditry dealt with without discourses on third world’s debt, debt crisis and debt relief. If there was any major factor that instigated stunted growth for Africa it was first the issue of debt and debt crisis. It suffices to recall the imposition of $59 billion external debt contracted by the Read More

Interrogating China’s global security initiative

May 17, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

Escalating pockets of regional tensions and their impacts beyond the immediate center of conflict is generating and inflaming security threats across countries. For example, the immediate consequences of the collapse of the Colonel Muammar Ghadaffi government in Libya is the flow of light weapons and military instructors which has feed insurgencies in the Sahel in West Africa, with Nigeria as Read More

China’s fiber cement board debuts in Abuja

May 12, 2022 David Agba 0

New Material Nigeria Company Limited a member of the China National Building Materials Group (CNBM) has introduced a new product known as Fiber Cement Board into the Nigerian market with its factory situated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Briefing reporters on the new material in their office in Kuje, the Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Jackie Daiyui, disclosed Read More

China’s Fiber Cement Board debuts in Abuja

May 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

New Material Nigeria Company Limited a member of the China National Building Materials Group (CNBM) has introduced a new product known as Fiber Cement Board into the Nigerian market with its factory situated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Briefing reporters on the new material in their office in Kuje, the Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Jackie Daiyui, disclosed Read More

Ukraine invasion: China declares cyber war against Russians

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Chinese affiliated hacker group is targeting Russians using malware disguised as legitimate documents and downloads, cyber security experts have claimed. China’s alleged actions against Russia is another twist in the complex relationship between the two countries. Presently, China has not condemned Russia for its military actions in Ukraine – but they are reportedly altering their cyber position in response Read More

Chinese lending to Africa down to 16-year low due to Covid-19

Chinese lending to African governments fell to a 16-year low in 2020 as the impact of the coronavirus deterred countries on the continent from borrowing. Lending in 2020 fell 78% from a year earlier to $1.9 billion, the lowest since 2004, according to a report by Boston University Global Development Policy Center. “The Covid-19 pandemic significantly constrained the fiscal discretion Read More

Understanding China’s position on Ukraine conflict

April 20, 2022 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

Recent history indicates that China abhors war or violence of any kind. Since its brief war against Vietnam in 1979 and border dispute with India for the first time in more than four decades, China has not been at a full-scale war with anyone. Instead, China builds and not bombs. It is building bridges across the multipolar and multicultural world. Read More

Oil prices drop as China initiates biggest Covid lockdown in 2 years

March 29, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Crude oil prices started the week with a decline in response to the start of a lockdown in Shanghai due to the high number of Covid infections, rekindling concern about the loss of oil demand in the world’s largest importer. Yesterday morning, Brent crude had slipped to $112 per barrel, Reuters reported earlier today, before rebounding somewhat. On the other Read More