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“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea
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“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea

North Korea says South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to peace in the Korean peninsula. The two Koreas are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire following huge involvement from the US and China. Since the war ended with a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty, war can still break out between both sides at anytime with the US pledging to defend South Korea while China sides with North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, September 21, made a call for a formal end to the Korean War in an address to the UN General Assembly and proposed that the two Koreas with the United States, or with the US and China, make such a declaration. But North Korea h...
Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job
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Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job

German ambassador to China Jan Hecker has died, barely two weeks into the job. Hecker, 54, a foreign policy advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, had just taken up his post on Aug. 24, the embassy in the Chinese capital said in a posting on its social media Wechat account. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. “It is with deep sadness and dismay that we learned of the sudden death of the German ambassador to China,” Germany’s Federal Foreign Office said on its website. An embassy spokesman declined further comment to Reuters. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin offered condolences when asked about Hecker's death during a regular media briefing. "We are shocked to learn about the sudden death of Ambassador Hecker, who had been working actively to promote...
Taliban declare China their Closest ally
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Taliban declare China their Closest ally

Taliban officials have declared China as their closest ally in the international community. The militants say Beijing is “ready to invest in and reconstruct” Afghanistan and describe the nation as their “principal partner". Zabihulla Mujahid, the spokesman for the group,  stated the Chinese would help to revive Afghan copper mining. He also praised the Chinese for their One Belt One Road investment project which has forged forward despite criticism from western countries. China is one of the few countries which did not evacuate staff from their Kabul embassy in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover. It was also been reported that a Taliban delegation visited China in July for talks with the foreign minister Wang Yi, in Tianjin. Mr. Mujahid told the Italian newspaper La Repubbli...
Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President
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Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President

US Vice President, Kamala Harris has blasted China during a speech made in Singapore on the first leg of a South East Asian tour, her very first trip to Asia since becoming VP. Harris accused China of coercing and intimidating other countries in the South China Sea, which has been a regional flashpoint for years. Ms Harris criticised China's claims "to the vast majority of the South China Sea," which she said were based on "intimidation and coercion" "These unlawful claims have been rejected by the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision and Beijing's actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations," she said. Harris was talking about a landmark legal victory the Philippines won over China, concerning territorial incursions in the South C...
Tokyo 2020: Serbia beat China to make women’s Olympic basketball semis
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Tokyo 2020: Serbia beat China to make women’s Olympic basketball semis

Towering forward Jelena Brooks drilled 18 points as Serbia swept past China Wednesday and into an Olympic women’s basketball semi-final against either the United States or Australia. The teams were neck-and-neck with two minutes to go before a series of personal fouls by the undisciplined Chinese allowed European champions Serbia to race clear for a 77-70 victory. Sonja Vasic added 16 points for the Serbs and Ana Dabovic chipped in 13 to book their second Olympic semi-final in only their second appearance. They qualified for their debut Games at Rio in 2016 where they beat Australia by two points in the quarters but succumbed to Spain in the semis, before downing France to win bronze. Little separated the two teams in the early stages with Brook’s 14 points helping Serb...
Banda breaks Games record, scores another hat-trick for Zambia in China thriller
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Banda breaks Games record, scores another hat-trick for Zambia in China thriller

The Copper Queens were on their way to victory before they conceded a late penalty that made them share the points Zambia captain Barbra Banda broke an Olympic Games record after scoring her second hat-trick as the African nation drew 4-4 against China in a dramatic encounter at the Miyagi Stadium on Saturday. Banda's first hat-trick was scored in Zambia's opening game, the 3-10 defeat against the Netherlands on Wednesday, while China lost their opening fixture against Brazil. In Saturday's fixture, Wang Shuang scored all four of China's goals while the other goal for Zambia was scored by Rachael Kundananji.
Olympics Football: Zambia’s Banda ‘wants to become the best in the world’
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Olympics Football: Zambia’s Banda ‘wants to become the best in the world’

The 21-year-old reveals her target after another top display saw her score three goals against China at Miyagi Stadium Zambia captain Barbra Banda has set the target of becoming the best female footballer in the world after she grabbed her second hat-trick as Zambia drew 4-4 against China at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 21-year-old continued her fine run of form on Saturday after she scored her second hat-trick for the African nation at Miyagi Stadium, the first coming up in the 3-10 defeat against the Netherlands in their Group F opener three days ago. Banda, who features for Chinese club Shanghai Shengli, has said her main target is to make sure she writes history in the game and also make sure she becomes the best player in the world.
Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career
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Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career

  Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has picked his time in China with Changchun Yatai, as the high point of his career. Ighalo joined Yatai from Watford in a transfer worth around £20million. At the time, it was the biggest deal for the two clubs. During his two-and-a-half-year stint in China, the 32-year-old scored 46 goals in 72 appearances in the Chinese Super League and also won the Chinese FA Cup in 2019. “Well, I will say when I signed my deal with China. It was a good contract. And I was pleased with it. “I was bought from Watford to Changchun Yatai for £20 million and it was a huge transfer and the biggest transfer in the history of both clubs. “I went there and played for two years. I did so well with the team. I played about 50 or 52 games w...
Olympic Games: Israel-based keeper Nali headlines Zambia squad
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Olympic Games: Israel-based keeper Nali headlines Zambia squad

The Coppers Queens are drawn in Group F alongside Netherlands, Brazil and China and will play their opener on July 21 Israel-based goalkeeper Hazel Nali is one of the four foreign-based players named in the 22-member squad for Zambia ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. On Friday, coach Bruce Mwape named Hali, who turns out for Hapoel Be’er Sheva, in the squad alongside Barbara Banda (Shanghai Shengli - China), Hellen Mubanga (CFF Zaragoza - Spain), and Rachael Kundananji (BIIK Kazygurt - Kazakhstan) ahead of the tournament set to run between July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo. Zesco Girls’ N’gambo Musole and her Indeni Roses counterpart Catherine Musonda have also made the cut after impressing in the local league.
Fire at China martial arts centre kills 18, mostly children
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Fire at China martial arts centre kills 18, mostly children

At least 18 people were killed and 16 injured when a fire broke out at a martial arts school in central China in the early hours of Friday June 25. Local media reported that most of the victims were boarding pupils aged between seven and 16. The fire had been extinguished and authorities were investigating the cause of the blaze, the statement from Zhecheng county government said.   There were 34 boarding students on the premises when the fire broke out, according to local government staff quoted by Beijing Toutiao News. The manager of the centre in rural Zhecheng county, Henan province, was arrested by police, the statement said.   The injured, four of whom had severe injuries,  were rushed to a local hospital, where an unnamed doctor told local media they w...
Ex-Barcelona star Paulinho latest big name to leave China
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Ex-Barcelona star Paulinho latest big name to leave China

Brazilian star Paulinho has left Guangzhou FC by mutual consent after failing to return for the start of the Chinese Super League season. The former Barcelona midfielder, who has been described as the best foreign player in Chinese Super League history, leaves the Fabio Cannavaro-coached club having made 176 appearances and scored 74 goals across two successful stints at Guangzhou. He missed the season's kick-off in April unable to return because of China's strict coronavirus entry requirements and has remained stuck in Brazil. "After friendly negotiations, our club and Paulinho officially terminated the contract today in accordance with the deal," a Guangzhou FC statement said late Sunday. Paulinho, 32, joined Guangzhou from Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 and his displays in th...
China Denounces G7, Accuses the group of ‘political manipulation’
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China Denounces G7, Accuses the group of ‘political manipulation’

China has accused the G7 of "political manipulation" after it criticised Beijing over a range of issues. In a joint statement at the end of a three-day summit, leaders of the G7 countries made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, urged China to "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms" while also highlighting abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority group and the crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists. China has detained as many as a million Uyghurs and other Muslims and imprisoned hundreds of thousands more in its crackdown in Xinjiang, which began in 2017. There have been widespread reports of physical and psychological torture inside prisons and detention camps in the region. China denies the allegations. Reacting, China's embassy i...
China Scraps Law Banning Parents from Having over two Children, increases limit to three
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China Scraps Law Banning Parents from Having over two Children, increases limit to three

China has scrapped its controversial 'two child' policy and will now allow couples to have three kids. According to Chinese state media, the move was approved by President Xi Jinping in order to aid the country's ageing population. This comes after Beijing abolished its infamous 'one child' policy in 2016 which had been in place since the late-1970s. The government believed that the high cost of raising kids in Chinese cities deterred many couples from starting families so the two children policy wasn't helping with population growth . "To further optimise the birth policy, (China) will implement a one-married-couple-can-have-three-children policy," state news agency Xinhua said in a report on Monday, 31. The policy change will come with "supportive measures, which will be...
“I’m Sorry’ – Wrestler, John Cena Apologises to China for Referring to Taiwan as a ‘Country’
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“I’m Sorry’ – Wrestler, John Cena Apologises to China for Referring to Taiwan as a ‘Country’

Wrestler and actor, John Cena has apologized to China, professing his love for the country after calling Taiwan a "country" during an interview that generated a backlash among fans in China, Hollywood's most important international market. The controversy erupted after Cena who plays the brother of Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto in the ninth edition of the popular "Fast & Furious" franchise gave an interview to Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS promoting the film. "Taiwan is the first country that can watch F9," Cena spoke in Mandarin to TVBS. Taiwan is a self-governed democratic island, but China claims it as its sovereign territory despite the two sides being ruled separately since the end of a civil war over 70 years ago. China angrily frowns at any suggestion of Taiwan's indepen...
Box Office: ‘F9’ Drives to Mighty $162 Million Debut Overseas
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Box Office: ‘F9’ Drives to Mighty $162 Million Debut Overseas

The latest installment in Universal’s testosterone-fueled franchise kicked off with a massive $162.4 million in eight markets, including China, Korea and Hong Kong. Those ticket sales easily mark the best start for a Hollywood blockbuster since COVID-19 hit. It’s an encouraging start to summer movie season, particularly because revenues weren’t far off from what a “Fast” movie would have generated at the box office in non-pandemic times. “Moviegoers are eager to come back to theaters when the right movie is out there,” Universal’s president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said. “It’s a great movie for the China market,” she adds. “It has a strong fanbase.” Of this weekend’s $162 million bounty, $135 million came from China alone. That ranks as the second...
Nancy Pelosi Calls on World Leaders to Boycott China 2022 Olympics
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Nancy Pelosi Calls on World Leaders to Boycott China 2022 Olympics

US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has slammed China’s human rights violations against the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, calling for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying that global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US legislators have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, lashing out at American corporations for supporting China, arguing their silence about what the US State Department has deemed genocide against Uighur and other ethnic minorities in China was abetting the Chinese government. Pelosi, a Democrat, told a bipartisan congressional hearing on the issue on Tuesday, May 18, that heads of state around the world should shun the games, scheduled for February. Pelosi said she was proposing “a diplomat...
Elizabeth Addo: How Portia Boakye convinced me to sign for Djurgardens
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Elizabeth Addo: How Portia Boakye convinced me to sign for Djurgardens

The Ghanaian captain has revealed how her compatriot played a pivotal role in her decision to sign for the Swedish outfit Elizabeth Addo has revealed a chat with Portia Boakye that convinced her to sign for Djurgardens from North Carolina Courage. The Black Queens captain joined the Swedish club on a six-month deal with an option of a one-year extension, having parted ways with the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) outfit in April. The 27-year-old had initially enjoyed regular playing time at Swedish outfit Kvarnsvedens, where she starred by scoring seven goals in 29 Damallsvenskan appearances before moving to China.
Insecurity: FG To Partner With China To Secure Nigeria From Bandits, Terrorists
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Insecurity: FG To Partner With China To Secure Nigeria From Bandits, Terrorists

The federal government of Nigeria has reached out to China over the insecurity situation in the country. According to the minister of police Affairs, Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi, Nigeria is ready to partner with China to enhance the security of the country. He stated this during a courtesy visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Cui Jianchun to the Ministry Headquarters in Abuja. In a statement made available, the minister said as a result of Nigeria's security situation, there is a need to work with the Asian country. The minister said with the support of international communities, Nigeria should be able to solve these problems. Meanwhile, the minister lamented the poverty and unemployment situation facing the country. He said the FG is doing everything to ...
Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa
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Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa

Over Six decades since Independence, African countries should purposefully work together to confront & address their security challenges,while honorably seeking foreign technical assistance. The call for the US to relocate its @USAfricaCommand HQ to Africa is unconscionable. Once the US relocates their HQ to Africa, Russia, China, Iran, Saudia, Israel and co would follow suit with establishing their Commands HQs, and then Africa will be militarily Balkanized; then we either become like Korea or like Syria. The President call for World powers military HQ on African Soil is an open invitation for recolonization of Africa. Its easier to tell and get them to come and when they come,it’s impossible to tell and get them to go out. Senator Shehu Sani
China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao
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China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao

Beijing-born Chloe Zhao was scrubbed from Chinese social media on Monday as a nationalist backlash airbrushed out her remarkable achievement of becoming the first woman of colour to win the best director Oscar. Zhao on Sunday night became the second woman ever to win the coveted award at the LA ceremony, as her film Nomadland - about marginalised Americans roaming the west - bagged best picture and its lead, Frances McDormand, won best actress. But all recent posts containing her name and _Nomadland _were mysteriously wiped from the Twitter-like site Weibo by Monday noon, Beijing time. Her win was also met with silence by Chinese media. Initially hailed by state media for her film's success at the Golden Globes in March, Zhao became the target of a nationalist backlash afte...
Reps To Investigate Alleged Illicit Trade In Human Organs Between Nigeria, China
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Reps To Investigate Alleged Illicit Trade In Human Organs Between Nigeria, China

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged illicit trade on human organs between Nigeria and China. Reps to investigate alleged illicit trade in human organs between Nigeria and China. Moving the motion earlier, Kwewum said that about two weeks ago, Chinese authorities seized a cargo ship that sailed from Nigeria with 7,200 refrigerated penis’. According to him, they were found in 36 boxes labelled as plantain on the ship that harboured at the Shanghai port called Red Market. He said the Chinese General Administration of Customs had alerted that an increasingly large number of armed groups in Africa used organs which were harvested in unsanitary conditions to finance their nefarious activities. “The media was awash a few years ago with horrifying st...
Woman Beats Up Her Boss With A Mop Stick For Sending Inappropriate Texts
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Woman Beats Up Her Boss With A Mop Stick For Sending Inappropriate Texts

Suihua, Heilongjiang was beaten with a mop by a female subordinate for sending her and other female staff inappropriate sexual texts A government worker was caught on video beating up her boss after he allegedly harassed her. The woman from northeastern China, who has been identified only as Zhou, is seen throwing books at her boss' face and beating him with a mop while he tries to apologize. In the 14-minute video which has gone viral on Chinese social media Weibo, Zhou is also seen pouring water over her boss. She claims that she received unwanted text messages from him three times, and he reportedly sent similar ones to her co-workers. Zhou’s boss, who has been identified as Wang, was fired after the incident, according to The Independent. Zhou filed a police rep...
7,200 Joysticks Found In A Ship From Nigeria, Impounded In China – FFK
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7,200 Joysticks Found In A Ship From Nigeria, Impounded In China – FFK

Omo it's like we go begin get personal security for our joysticks or better still only me go go sell my own instead of someone else stealing it and sell it. But China sef, can any good thing come from China? Everything about them is today today there is no tomorrow or future Africa is finished. A ship from Nigeria has been impounded in China whilst trying to smuggle in 7,200 joysticks. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian joysticks are smuggled into China every year. Nigeria is the worlds largest exporter of joysticks & this is why kidnapping & ritual killings are rife here. What do the Chinese do with these joysticks & why are they obsessed with Nigerian ones in particular? This is not joke but a serious question. The Chinese should leave our joysticks alone & tho...
Woman Finds Out on her son’s Wedding Day That his Bride is Actually her Long-lost Daughter
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Woman Finds Out on her son’s Wedding Day That his Bride is Actually her Long-lost Daughter

A woman discovered at her son's wedding that the bride is her long-lost daughter. The woman was attending the wedding in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on Wednesday, March, 31, when she noticed the birthmark on the bride's hand and realised that's the daughter she abandoned at a roadside over 20 years ago. According to Chinese media reports, the woman approached the bride's parents to ask if they adopted their daughter over 20 years ago. The family were shocked by the question as it had been a secret for so many years but revealed they had found a baby girl by the roadside a long time ago and she had been with them ever since. When the bride heard the news, she burst into tears. She had been so desperate to know her biological family that she described the moment a...
World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia
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World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Wednesday accused world powers of trying to destroy the country. In today’s international system, the four great powers according to Wikipedia, include, United States (US), Russia, China and the European Union. However, while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, Mailafia opined that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst Nigeria has ever experienced. Comparing Buhari’s administration to Abacha’s, Mailafia averred: “This is totally unprecedented. This is the worst time ever in the history of Nigeria. You can’t even compare with Abacha’s time; Abacha’s time was a golden era compare with what is happening. You think Abacha would have tolerated all these? You c...
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder
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Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder

A court in China has upheld a lower court's ruling in favour of a textbook’s description of homosexuality as a mental disorder. The decision of the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu was called "random and baseless" by Ou Jiayong, also known as Xixi, who had filed the lawsuit. In 2016, Xixi had discovered a psychology textbook that described being gay as a mental disorder during her studies at the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. In 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder following which China followed suit and decriminalised homosexuality in 1997. Two years later, in 2001, China removed it from the official list of mental disorders. Despite this, a psychology...
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations
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Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations

President Xi Jinping People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China. 28th January, 2021 LETTER OF FELICITATIONS “It is now 50 years since the establishment of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations, and I am delighted that the bilateral ties have achieved far reaching and fruitful results, on the basis of close coordination and mutual trust, bringing great benefits to our countries and peoples. “As celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Ox by all Chinese across the world commence on February 12th this year, on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I use this opportunity to extend my warmest and most sincere greetings and wishes to you and the Chinese people for a promising and auspicious Lunar New Year. Nigeria is very satisfied with the progres...
FG Borrowing To Fix Rail Is A Wrong Priority – Taiwo Oyedele
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FG Borrowing To Fix Rail Is A Wrong Priority – Taiwo Oyedele

The Fiscal Policy Partner and West Africa Tax Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr Taiwo Oyedele, has said the Federal Government has no business taking loans to build rail lines as it has been doing. He said the government should instead put in place the right regulatory and policy environment for private sector players with the requisite capacity to invest, given the viability of rail transportation. The Federal Government had taken loans running into billions of dollars from China to build rail lines across the country, including the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, among others. Government had been heavily criticised over the loans, as there were concerns that the action was plunging the country into huge debt. While justifying the loans, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotim...
Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price
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Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world. In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies. “I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide said. “Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. “They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice Eide, who has previously nominated human rights activists from Russia and China for the prize, said one othe...
China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy
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China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy

China sent two large formations of warplanes close to the island of Taiwan, a self governing island, that Beijing claims belongs to mainland China. The muscle flexing by China's military over the weekend, presents a significant foreign policy challenge to new United States President Joe Biden just days into his new administration. According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, 13 Chinese planes entered the southwestern portion of the island's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday followed by 15 on Sunday, prompting Taipei to scramble fighter jets to monitor the Chinese planes.   The ADIZ is defined as "a designated area of airspace over land or water within which a country requires the immediate and positive identification, location, and air traffic control of ai...
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown
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Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown

A location has finally been confirmed for the all-British showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury later this year, according to the Gypsy King’s legendary promoter Bob Arum. There has been much clamour for information on the bout, which is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of British boxing – and the destination for the fight is being kept a closely-guarded secret for now. With Saudi Arabia leading the way, and Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China all staking their claims, Arum has revealed that a location has been decided, with both fighters set to earn a mammoth $100million (£73m) each, regardless of the result in the ring. “We have a location, that’s true,’ Arum told Barbershop Conversations. “We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we ...
COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari
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COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari

Nigerians have excoriated the Buhari administration for advancing moves to inoculate millions of citizens with the controversial Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. Foreign minister Geoffery Onyeama said Tuesday that Nigeria was in talks with Beijing to procure coronavirus vaccines to immunise millions of Nigerians against the viral infection, which had recorded 1342 fatalities as of Friday, January 8. The Nigerian government had notified citizens of an expected shipment of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, due to arrive in the country late January. A Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed that the awaited inoculation was facilitated by the global COVAX programme of the World Health Organisation, which provides vaccines to indigent countries. Coordinator of the...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
China goes online to mock ‘beautiful sight’ of US Capitol chaos
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China goes online to mock ‘beautiful sight’ of US Capitol chaos

China's internet erupted in mirth at America's troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city's Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday's Washington riots. The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat, taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building. "@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as 'a beautiful sight to behold'," the Global Times said in the tweet, referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's June 2019 comment about Ho...
China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos
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China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos

China’s internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city’s Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday’s Washington riots. The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat, taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building. “@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as ‘a beautiful sight to behold’,” the Global Times said in the tweet, referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s June 2019 comment about Ho...
We Are In Talks With China On COVID-19 Vaccine – Geoffery Onyeama
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We Are In Talks With China On COVID-19 Vaccine – Geoffery Onyeama

The Federal Government says it has opened talks with the People’s Republic of China to have access to COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday while briefing newsmen after a bilateral meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who was in Nigeria on a working visit. Onyeama recalled that China was of immense assistance to Nigeria at the advent of the pandemic, noting that the donation of protective equipment greatly affected the nation in the fight against COVID-19. The minister said that at this point when countries were discovering vaccines and China being one of them, Nigeria was engaging the country in the area of access to the vaccine. “We’ve received a lot of support from China in...
Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China
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Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China

Alibaba founder Jack Ma's absence from public view in the past two months, including missing the final episode of a TV show on which he was to appear as a judge, has fueled social media speculation over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire. China's highest-profile entrepreneur has not appeared in a public setting since a late October forum in Shanghai where he blasted China's regulatory system in a speech that put him on a collision course with officials, resulting in the suspension of a $37 billion IPO of Alibaba's Ant Group fintech arm. The Financial Times reported on Friday that Ma was replaced as a judge in the final episode in November of a game show for entrepreneurs called Africa's Business Heroes. An Alibaba spokeswoman...
China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S
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China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S

China has planted its flag on the Moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes there. The pictures from China's National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface. They were taken by a camera on the Chang'e-5 space probe before it left the Moon with rock samples on Thursday. Two previous Chinese lunar missions had flags on the crafts' coatings - so neither could be affixed to the moon. The US planted the first flag on the Moon during the manned Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Five further US flags were planted on the lunar surface during subsequent missions up until 1972. In 2012 Nasa cited satellite images as showing that five of the flags were still standing, but experts quoted in media repor...
Nigeria Resumes Petrol Import From China
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Nigeria Resumes Petrol Import From China

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer and exporter, has resumed importation of petrol from China, the world’s top crude oil importer.  The Asian country shipped 37,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nigeria in September for the first time since July 2019, data from General Administration of Customs showed, according to S&P Global Platts. China, a major exporter of transportation fuels, has extended exports to Africa in recent years. The first African country to receive Chinese petrol was Togo in April 2018 at 50,000 mt, followed by Nigeria in January 2019 at 51,000 mt, historical GAC data showed. The most recent diesel exports from China to Africa were in June, with Kenya and South Africa receiving 40,000 mt and 35,000 mt, respectively, according to the data. China’s an...
China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19
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China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19

The Chinese authorities have issued fresh travel restrictions into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. A public notice issued by the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria today November 5, states that the decision was based on the COVID19 concerns in Nigeria. Other countries placed on temporary travel restrictions include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines, and a few others The Chinese embassy says it will no longer issue certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country. It, however, said holders of diplomatic passports, courtesy, or C visas would not be affected by the regulation.   ‘Notice of temporary suspension of entry into China by non-Chinese nationals i...
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Pet Hen In China Eats Metal Screws Daily

A pet chicken has shot to fame in China for its love for a unique snack - iron screws. The picky eater was spotted gorging on the metal parts by its shocked owner, Song Zhenduo, who owns an electrical repair shop in north-eastern Chinese province Heilongjiang. Despite having strange taste buds, the bird is said to be in healthy condition and even heavier than its peers after enjoying the 'nutritious' meal. Mr Song, who lives in the town of Hailun in Heilongjiang, bought a brood of chicks in July and kept them on a front yard outside his store. While working at the shop one day, the chicken owner was stunned to see one of the birds picking up the iron screws on the floor before gobbling them down. 'I was saying to my customer 'shoot, the chicken is going to die tomorrow',' ...
Mutant Four-Legged Hen Seen In China With Two Limbs Protruding From Its Bum
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Mutant Four-Legged Hen Seen In China With Two Limbs Protruding From Its Bum

The helpless creature was filmed dangling off the edge of a cage, apparently struggling to move, in a farm in China. It has become a local celebrity thanks to its unusual appearance A mutant hen with two legs protruding from its bum has been filmed struggling to move in China. The poor creature was filmed by its owner in the city of Bayannur in Inner Mongolia. In the clip, the extra pair of legs can be seen coming out from the hen’s behind. It appears to be dangling off the edge of a cage, seemingly unable to stand up. According to news source The Paper, the chicken was otherwise normal except for the two additional legs but it did have problems balancing and moving around. The owner claimed that, when it was born, the hen looked no different to the other chickens. But after ...
Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching
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Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has announced his coaching retirement. Marcello Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria. He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China’s team. After a successful spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to clinched three Serie A titles and the club’s last Champions League trophy in 1995-96. Across two stints as Juve boss, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia. After leaving Juventus in 2004, L...
Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement
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Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has retired from coaching.   Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.   He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China's team.   After spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to three Serie A titles and the club's last Champions League trophy in 1995-96.   Across two stints as Juve coach, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia.   After leaving Juventus in 200...
Boxes Filled With 5,000 Dead Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Found At Courier Depot In China
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Boxes Filled With 5,000 Dead Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Found At Courier Depot In China

At least 5,000 pets have been found dead in cardboard boxes at a shipping facility in China after being dumped there for nearly a week. The animals, including rabbits, cats, dogs and guinea pigs, had been held in plastic or metal cages wrapped in boxes at the depot in Luohe, Henan province. Sister Hua, founder of animal welfare group Utopia, said the entire place "reeked of rotting bodies" when her team arrived to rescue the animals earlier this week. Hua and her 20 volunteers managed to save 870 rabbits, 99 hamsters, 70 dogs and 28 cats, but thousands had already perished by the time the team arrived at the Dongxing Logistics hub. "It was like a living hell," she told CBS News. "It was obvious they died of suffocation, dehydration and starvation." She said the site was "c...
Taiwan Accused Of Shooting Down China’s Crashed Fighter Jet
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Taiwan Accused Of Shooting Down China’s Crashed Fighter Jet

A Chinese military jet has crashed in Taiwan today amid speculation the plane was shot down by the island's defences forces. In videos, flames and smoke can be seen emanating from the landing sight of the Chinese military jet. The jet allegedly crashed in Guangxi after flying over the Taiwan Strait. In the video, the pilot is seen to be motionless on a stretcher as members of the public gather round him Although it is not sure as to why the jet crashed, tensions between China and Taiwan have risen soured rapidly. The autonomous island has repeatedly warned the Chinese airforce has repeatedly violated its airspace over the last few months. Located off China's coast, Taiwan is seen as part of the mainland, with the Communist Party vowing to one day reclaim the island. In order...

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