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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News: Chinese Entrepreneurs launch the next Caribbean Invasion

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Tall and well-groomed, Brian Rochester has eyes that smile when he talks about the fellowship he says exists between Chinese immigrants and Trinidadians of African or Indian descent at the Grace Chapel church in the heart of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Richards, in his mid-30s, has for the past three years been pastor of the […]

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Africa: Ethiopia eyes on more Chinese tourist arrivals as ties with neighbouring Eritrea improve

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Han Guanming, an owner of Chinese online travel agency based in east China’s Hangzhou city, admits he was a little anxious when he first planned to visit Adi-Grat city, located in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state, about 40km south of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border. As part of his first ever visit to Ethiopia, Han was in Adi-Grat city to observe the […]

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Africa: Record number of Chinese tourists visit Botswana

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The number of Chinese tourists who visited Botswana in 2016 was more than six times the 2015 record, the latest figures from the country’s statistical agency show. Figures released Thursday by Statistics Botswana (SB) recorded at least 7,447 Chinese tourists visiting the country in 2016 while 1,138 visited the landlocked country in the previous year. According to the 2016 report, […]

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News: More Chinese Tourists are visiting Africa now as Nairobi is Favourite

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Africa is attracting an increasing number of Chinese tourists, which is injecting new impetus into Africa’s economy. The number of Chinese tourists travelling to Africa witnessed annual growth of 30 percent since 2012, according to latest data by global ratings agency Moody’s. Kenya, with the highest temperature of its capital Nairobi staying below 30 degrees centigrade all year round, saw […]

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News: South Africa Looks to Diplomacy after tough 2017 for Chinese Tourism

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South Africa has honed in on the recent BRICS summit as a means of attracting more international tourists, something that Chinese state media has also been keen to emphasize. The BRICS organization consists of the five emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Among the BRICS partners, China is by far the most important global tourism source […]

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Tourism: With about 500,000 Chinese Immigrants in South Africa more Tourists from China are expected

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Many Chinese companies operating in South Africa are geared towards the rising number of Chinese tourists who visit the country each year. South Africa is also home to a large number of Chinese immigrants: Yoon Jung Park, a researcher on Chinese migrants in South Africa, estimates that the numbers are between 350 000 and 500 000. But due to irregular […]

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Aviation: Chinese are investing in over 30 Airlines all over the world including Africa World Airlines

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Despite a progressive shift toward deregulation and an influx of airline reforms, several Chinese investors are moving beyond their home turf and establishing new entrants on foreign soil. Cambodia State Secretariat of Civil Aviation spokesman Sinn Chanserey Vutha told AIN that four Chinese-backed carriers—KC International Airlines, Cambodia Airways, Domrey Angkor Airlines, and MJ Airlines—have reached various stages of applying for […]

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