Hu Jintao

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 3rd, 2013
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I was on board the defunct Air Nigeria Airline to the Gambia for the Conference for African Ministers, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) in 2010 when I encountered another Nigerian (Ikechukwu), who was alighting in Sierra Leone. We both boarded the aircraft in Lagos and soon I began to chat to him ab...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Mar 25th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G. Mariam Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing “China’s Model” of authoritarian state capitalism as a governance mode...
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Mar 9th, 2013
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Babette Zoumara Contrary to the claims of critics, China’s partnership with Africa is based on sincere friendship, equality and mutual respect for the sovereignty through non-interference in domestic affairs and the offer of loans and grants The emergence of China onto the global economic arena has r...
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Robele Ababya,  The 18th Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC) opened in Beijing with a keynote speech by its General Secretary (GS) Hu Jintao on 07 November 2012. The GS articulated the stunning achievement in economic growth in the last decade. He vowed continuation of the “construction of ...
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Nov 12th, 2012
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AT LEAST with the Chinese decadal leadership change, the world will have to learn to spell new names. First Xi Jinping, the new and incoming party leader and President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Second Li Keqiang, the incoming deputy party leader and new Chinese Premier. Both repl...
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Sep 7th, 2012
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TANZANIA has secured a 1.2 billion US dollars loan to finance the construction of a 230-kms natural gas pipeline linking Mtwara gas fields and Dar es Salaam. The agreement to that effect was signed in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday and witnessed by Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda and the visiting Chines...
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Aug 14th, 2012
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China has outmaneuvered everybody else in the strategic calculations with respect to cultivating relationships with Africa. In the recently concluded, fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on China-Africa strategic partnership, the President Hu Jintao pledged $...
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In East Africa
Aug 13th, 2012
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NAIROBI — The countdown starts and the Kenyan news reader runs through the top headlines for the evening bulletin. In a few minutes he will go on air in Nairobi, broadcasting live for China state television. It’s 8:00 pm in the Kenyan capital and 1:00 am in Beijing, when China Central Televisio...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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By Cheng Guangjin US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has concluded an 11-day tour of Africa in which she promoted a new US strategy for the continent. The visit also stoked international debate about whether the US and China, the world’s two biggest economies, are competing for resources in ...
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Jul 31st, 2012
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by Abebe Gellaw ESAT’s decision to report that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is dead, according to reliable sources, has never been easy. It was two weeks ago that we received the news from highly credible sources in Brussels. Our sources that want to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to spe...