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Nigeria, China trade hits $9.5bn in 2016

Trade between Nigeria and China stood at 9.5 billion dollars in 2016, according to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Mr Zhao Linxiang. Linxiang gave the figure at a dinner to host participants of different training courses

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China:The next football destination

By Dirisu Yakubu The leading technology nation on earth is firing from all cylinders. From the production of cheap mobile phones a few years ago to a place at the summit amongst the top-producers of mobile devices; the world most

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Smog in northern China shuts highways, causes canceled flights

Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the New Year holiday. Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December, leading

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China installs weapons systems on artificial islands – U.S. think tank

China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery. The Asia Maritime

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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, a transition official said on Wednesday, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world’s second-largest economy by speaking to Taiwan’s president. The

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1,500 workers risk job loss as Erisco quits Nigeria for China, Kenya

Erisco Foods, one of Africa’s top tomato paste maker, owned by Eric Umeofia, says it is quitting Nigeria for Kenya, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia. Umeofia, who confirmed the development in an interview with NAN  in Lagos on Sunday said that

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China set to free last Tiananmen prisoner

China is set to release the last known prisoner of the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, according to Dui Hua, a San Francisco-based human rights organization. Miao Deshun was one of more than 1,600 people charged during the bloody crackdown on

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Father’s last embrace saves girl in China building collapse

A little girl protected by the embrace of her dead father was the last survivor pulled out of the rubble of collapsed multi-storey buildings in China, reports said Tuesday. She was found deep in the debris of four six-storey residential

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China blockades streets around military building as hundreds protest in capital

Police in the Chinese capital on Tuesday blocked off streets near a major military building, as hundreds of people wearing green camouflage uniforms chanted and waved national flags to protest against the loss of their posts. China last year announced

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Johanna Konta into world top 10 after reaching China Open final

British number one Johanna Konta moved into the world top 10 after reaching the final of the China Open by beating Madison Keys 7-6 (7-1) 4-6 6-4. The 25-year-old took the first set after a tie-break before American eighth seed

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