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Trade Deficit Tops China-Africa Summit In Beijing

Chinese tourists in South Africa. Pix/LBB

The continent is an important part of Xi’s Belt and Road initiative – a plan to bolster a network of infrastructure connecting China by land and sea to Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. China has pledged $126bn for the plan, which has been praised by its supporters as a source of vital financing for the developing world. Critics say Africa is loading itself up on Chinese debt that countries may struggle to repay, with estimates ranging in the tens of billions of dollars.

Read Here – Al Jazeera

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Dodgy Report Disturbs Sino-Indian Ties

The report poked a sensitive spot in Sino-Indian ties but severely lacked factual evidence. The article was coarse, but was soon responded to by Indian media which were extremely excited to see such a topic. Thus it created a hotspot event almost instantaneously.

Read Here – The Global Times

How Chinese Mining In The Himalayas May Create A New Military Flashpoint With India

China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the disputed border with India in the Himalayas, where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals – valued at nearly US$60 billion by Chinese state geologists – has been found.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

How Will China’s Sweeping Pollution Crackdown Affect Its Economy?

An unprecedented campaign against environmental pollution has led to 18,000 companies being punished across the country since last summer and more plant shutdowns. But the crackdown’s economic implications are just beginning to unfold.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Pakistan’s CPEC Master Plan Revealed

The plan envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan’s economy as well as its society by Chinese enterprises and culture. Its scope has no precedent in Pakistan’s history in terms of how far it opens up the domestic economy to participation by foreign enterprises. In some areas the plan seeks to build on a market presence already established by Chinese enterprises, eg Haier in household appliances, ChinaMobile and Huawei in telecommunications and China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) in mining and minerals.

Read Here – Dawn

China’s Interest In Afghanistan

China’s role in Afghanistan is gradually evolving towards more engagement in various areas. This increasing engagement reflects both China’s concerns about the deterioration of security in Afghanistan since large numbers of international security forces withdrew from the country in 2014, and its interest in benefiting from a reconstructed Afghanistan.

Read Here – China Policy Institute

China’s Hunger For Raw Materials

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China’s Big Dip In South America

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Brazil’s Fear Of Colonisation

Brazil and China can’t seem to agree on what either country is getting out of their economic ties

Read Here – Quartz

The Looming Rare Earth Battle

A dozen Chinese rare earth companies have formed an industrial alliance to sue Japan’s Hitachi Metals for holding invalid patents and infringing patent rights of Chinese companies. The legal process could start in early September in the United States and China. At the center of the dispute is something called a neodymium iron boron magnet, a major product that accounts for half of rare earth consumption.

Read Here – China Daily

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