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China’s 500 Borehole Project Tapped Its Final Well in Zimbabwe

It took almost ten years to drill 500 boreholes in a China Aid-funded project to deliver badly-needed water to communities throughout Zimbabwe. The project drilled its final borehole in the southern Gwanda Township on Saturday marking the end of ...

China Slams Vaccine Competition With West and Then Turns Around to Tell Everyone How It’s Outdoing the West

When China largely had the global vaccine market to itself, Beijing often rejected the idea that there is a competition over the distribution of COVID-19 jabs to developing countries. But now that the U.S. is ramping up its vaccine deliveries around the world, that message ...

Week in Review: Ore, Oil & Oranges

China's major oil suppliers in Africa and the Middle East are bracing for a downturn in prices after Beijing ordered the country's largest refiner, Sinopec, to scale back operations. Sinopec will reportedly reduce refining of road and aviation fuels by up to 10% in response to the slowdown ...

Temporary Closure of China’s Ningbo Port Will Only Add to African Traders’ Headaches

Container ships are stacking up off the coast of eastern China today after authorities closed the massive Ningbo-Zhoushan port following the confirmation that several employees there tested positive for COVID-19. 28 vessels were idling ...

MENA Countries Are Receiving the Bulk of Chinese Vaccines in Africa

Chinese vaccine deliveries to Africa increased by 5 million doses over the past week to 50.8 million jabs, according to the latest data from Beijing-based health consultancy Bridge Consulting's Chinese Vaccine Tracker report. But the distribution of those ...

Rwandan Trade Industry Leaders Urges Businesses To Look Beyond China To Source Imports

Severe shipping disruptions brought on the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in much higher import costs in Rwanda, especially from China, prompting one industry official to urge businesses to find alternate suppliers. The 10% increase in Chinese imported goods is brought on ...

China Calls For Equitable Vaccine Distribution Even as Belt & Road Countries Are Benefitting More Than Others

China has repeatedly called for fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world but it appears that its own vaccine distributions favor Belt and Road member countries. 60% of China's total global vaccine distributions, or 350 million ...

China Claims It Doesn’t Play Politics With Vaccine Distributions, But What Happened in Paraguay This Weekend Says Otherwise

The China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, the company that manufactures the Sinpharm vaccine, informed Paraguayan Health Minister Julio Borba on Saturday without warning that it will cancel its contract to supply the South American country with 1 million jabs. The company ...

Five Countries in Africa Account for 80% of All Chinese Vaccine Deliveries

Chinese vaccine shipments to Africa increased by 4 million doses over the past week highlighted by a large delivery to Mozambique and the first delivery to Uganda, according to the latest figures from Bridge Consulting's latest Vaccine Tracker Report.

The Fact That Someone From Zim VP Chiwenga’s Team Became Infected With COVID in Beijing is an Embarrassment For Both China and Zimbabwe

New details are emerging about the controversy surrounding a member of Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's delegation who was confirmed last week to be infected with COVID while on a visit to Beijing. The revelation that someone thought to be a ...
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