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Trump admin designates more Chinese media outlets as ‘foreign missions’

The Trump administration on Wednesday designated more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions. In a statement, the State Department said the U.S. operations of Yicai Global, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing Review, and...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong persons for ‘supporting Iran’

The United States on Monday announced that it had imposed sanctions on some Chinese and Hong Kong Persons for "Activities Related to Supporting the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines." "The international community has long recognized that the Iranian regime...

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable. "We urge the international community to continue to raise its opposition to this unacceptable and dangerous behavior, and to make clear to the...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23, 2020, still do not have access to family members, their own lawyers and physicians, Human Rights Watch said...

How two Chinese tried to bribe Nigeria’s anti-corruption staff with N50 million

The Sokoto Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  Abdullahi Lawal,  on Wednesday,  July 15,  2020, told a Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto, northern Nigeria, that two Chinese:  Meng Wei Kun and Xu...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic outlook for 2020 in Asia has deteriorated since the International Monetary Fund's April forecasts, and the deterioration is...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection of zero growth. While Asia’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 was better than projected in the April...

Full text: Xi Jinping’s speech at Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday June 17, 2020 delivered a speech at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 via video conference. Speaking from Beijing Mr. Xi in his speech titled "Defeating COVID-19 with Solidarity and Cooperation" called...

Africa – China summit on COVID-19 ends with two words – “cooperation” and “solidarity “

The Africa - China virtual summit on COVID-19 has ended with an emphasis on two words - "cooperation" and "solidarity ". The "spirit of cooperation and solidarity has made it possible for the people of China and Africa to come...

Nigerian President calls for global support for Africa at China-Africa summit on COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged the international community to support collaborations and initiatives aimed at sharing knowledge from research and science to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The President spoke at a virtual Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against...

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Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises,...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...
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