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Kim Jong Un visits China for the third time, showing ties with Beijing are stronger than ever

Kim Jong Un visits China for the third time, showing ties with Beijing are stronger than ever

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing, Chinese state media reported Tuesday, a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump. The outing comes as China has sought to strengthen its role as a mediator between the US and North Korea, where Beijing claims compelling security and […]

Top-secret report uncovers high-level Chinese interference in Australian politics

Top-secret report uncovers high-level Chinese interference in Australian politics

A top-secret Government report has uncovered a decade-long attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to compromise Australia’s major political parties. 9NEWS has confirmed the report says the CCP’s operations are aimed at all levels of government and designed to gain access and influence over policy making. Malcolm Turnbull commissioned the joint investigation in August 2016, […]

Chinese want more access to Chiadzwa diamond fields – Mnangwagwa bows to pressure

Chinese want more access to Chiadzwa diamond fields – Mnangwagwa bows to pressure

THE Zimbabwean government has bowed to Chinese pressure and will restore Anjin Investment’s operating licence after finalisation of the new diamond policy, nearly three years after the entity was stopped from mining in Chiadzwa, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal. Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa hinted that government would consider roping in new players in Chiadzwa […]

Ivanka Trump Sat In for Her Father at the G-20 Leaders’ Table

Ivanka Trump Sat In for Her Father at the G-20 Leaders’ Table

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, took his seat at a Group of 20 meeting table in Hamburg, sitting in for the president when he stepped away for one-on-one discussions with other world leaders. A photo on Twitter showed Ivanka Trump, 35, sitting in her father’s seat between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa […]

Pope Francis gave Donald Trump a 192-page letter he wrote on climate change

Pope Francis gave Donald Trump a 192-page letter he wrote on climate change

Donald Trump was given a gift during his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican: a papal letter detailing why the world should fight against climate change. Pope Francis issued the encyclical in 2015, just months before nearly 200 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement is considered a large part […]

President Rodrigo Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

President Rodrigo Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday Chinese counterpart China Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea. In remarks that could infuriate China, Duterte hit back at domestic critics who said he […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe – When and where did the wheels fall off?

National Railways of Zimbabwe – When and where did the wheels fall off?

SPEAKING in Beitbridge on June 1 1965, Ian Smith, then Prime Minister of Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, said: “The main argument at the moment for linking the Rhodesian railway system to the Beitbridge was a strategic one, not an economic one. “As regards the Rutenga-Beitbridge link,” he went on, “we have evaluated the pros and cons […]

China stops coal trade with North Korea, sends shipment back

China stops coal trade with North Korea, sends shipment back

A fleet of North Korean cargo ships is heading home to the port of Nampo, the majority of it fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal from the isolated country, shipping data shows. Following repeated missile tests that drew international criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on Feb. […]

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

China and Saudi Arabia will increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China, the two countries said in a joint communique issued today at the end of Saudi Arabian King Salman’s visit to Beijing. The world’s largest oil exporter has been looking to cement ties with the world’s second-largest […]

Gambia Recognises ‘One-China Policy’

Gambia Recognises ‘One-China Policy’

The new government of The Gambia has said it “fully endorses the One-China policy” and it only recognises Taiwan as “an inherent part of China”. In a statement issued yesterday, the Gambia government said it undertakes not to establish any official relations or engage in any official contacts with Taiwan. Below is the full statement: […]

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