COVID-19 pandemic to transform China-Africa relations
08 June 2020 | 2:22 pm
The coronavirus outbreak has revealed cracks in the China-Africa dynamic. Gone are the days of Chinese big loans and major borrowing. Beijing's relationship with its African partners is changing, experts say.
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Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
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Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
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Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has called China a "savior." The people around the Bor copper mine, however, fear for their future, as Bor is part of the strategic investments around China's New Silk Road to Europe.
German academic Adrian Zenz tells DW how new documents show that speeches made by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders link the government to the crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is in a Chinese prison for reporting from Wuhan during the height of the city's coronavirus outbreak in 2020. Her family says she is on hunger strike and could be near death. All calls for her release have gone unheeded.
The Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has announced plans to shift its shares from the New York Stock Exchange to Hong Kong. It's among the first in what could be a series of delistings due to new regulations in both the US and China. Some 200 Chinese firms could be affected, with huge consequences for investors. Also on the show: Europe's tourism sector hopes the latest Covid-19 surge won't throw off their end-of-year bookings.
The Chinese property giant Evergrande has missed a key debt deadline and is inching closer to a possible restructuring. Financial Analyst Danni Hewson explains why the meltdown isn't sparking turmoil on global stock markets. Also in the show: the Carbon Disclosure Project releases its 2021 ranking of sustainable business practices.
Shares in the Chinese property company Kaisa have been suspended from trading in Hong Kong, as fears mount that the firm may be unable to make a $400 million debt payment due on Thursday. Kaisa is a much smaller player than the troubled giant Evergrande, but also has high levels of foreign debt. Also today, we look at how the United Arab Emirates has changed its working week to Monday-Friday to align with other international business hubs.
Since China imposed a security law on Hong Kong, more than 100,000 people have left. The UK has offered a special visa to its former colony, and 70% of Hong Kong's population is eligible. But for those who've fled, it's difficult to leave home behind.
The US Commerce Department sanctioned Chinese surveillance and biotechnology companies over rights abuses. The Biden administration expressed concern that US technology could be used in abusing Uyghur people.
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