Aviation: Chinese Airlines Losing Billions On International Flights

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I assumed Chinese airlines were mostly losing money on international flying, though I think I didn’t fully appreciate just how much money they’ve been losing. Finally we have some insights about that, and the numbers are shocking. Chinese Airlines Have Been Capacity Dumping If you’ve looked at booking a ticket to or from Asia anytime in the past few years, […]

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News: Chinese Are Coming While Africans Are Fleeing in Droves. Why?

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Since the collapse of the ancient and post classical African civilisations, the intrepid explorer and bounty hunter has always eyed Africa as a game prize. The early ‘exploration’ and exploitation of Africa began with the wars inspired to procure slaves for export of labour to the Middle East, Europe and Americas. According to historical records, for the price of a […]

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Tourism: Why Chinese are traveling to Africa, and why Africans are traveling to China

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Direct airline flights between Africa and China have jumped over 600% in the past decade. Planes today are not only full of workers and traders seeking prosperity, but also short-term tourists and students, seeking leisure and knowledge. Some are in it for the money China’s “Go Out” policy, implemented in 1999, sent employees of Chinese state-run companies to Africa, as […]

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News: Beijing is using Chinese tourists to inflict economic pain – but does it work?

With more middle-class Chinese travelling to destinations all over the world, their valuable tourist dollars have become a means for Beijing to exert pressure on other governments, like Taipei. But while travel restrictions on mainland citizens can have a big economic impact, observers say they may not be an effective way to help Beijing achieve its aims. Taiwan was caught […]

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Tourism: Chinese martial arts legend’s hometown attracts visitors from Africa

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The latest martial arts training class in the Xiqing District of north China’s Tianjin, also known as the hometown of legendary martial arts master Huo Yuanjia, kicked off in Tianjin Huo Yuanjia Civil and Military School on July 24, according to the publicity department with Xiqing District, Tianjin. Eighteen students from six African countries including Zambia, Sao Tome and Principe, […]

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Africa: Chinese investor plans 300-room hotel

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Karatu District in Arusha Region could soon be home to a 300-room luxury hotel if an agreement is reached between the government and a Chinese investor. If the envisaged project is executed, the giant five-star hotel will be by far the largest in Tanzania, and one of the biggest in eastern, central and southern Africa. Officials of the Chinese firm […]

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Aviation: A Look At Chinese Investments In African Airports

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As part of the wider trend of increasing Sino-African aviation ties, Chinese entities have invested heavily in African airport infrastructure. In part two of our three part series, we focus on the importance of infrastructure for development, the African airport infrastructure deficit, and China’s role in reforming the African aerodrome landscape. Infrastructure – the road to development According to Nemat […]

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Africa: We don’t serve, admit Nigerians, says racist Chinese restaurant in the heart of Lagos

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Nigerians are not allowed to enter or order food at a racist Chinese restaurant called Shi Shi in Lagos, The PUNCH has reported. The PUNCH reporter visited the restaurant to find out the claims made by some Nigerians on social media. The restaurant is located on 21B, Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. Respondents on a social media post […]

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News: Chinese supermarkets shun local goods – traders

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When Dorothy Kimuli started her company Kims Natural Chilli Sauce some years back, her dream was to capture the local market. Her first target was supermarkets whose shelves were full of imported chilli. “I started with high hopes. I believed that since I was dealing in organic chilli, my goods would be quickly taken up by local supermarkets, something that […]

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Tourism: More Chinese tourists heading to South Africa with over 77,000 visit in 2018

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South Africa, along with other countries of Africa, has become a new popular overseas travel destination for Chinese tourists, driven by their increasing spending power and demand of unique and in-depth travel experiences. From April to September last year, 72,882 Chinese travelers visited South Africa, and the percent of visitors added was 8.6 percent year-on-year, according to figures provided by […]

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