The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ambassador's death was believed to be from natural causes. Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served … Continue reading CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL FOUND DEAD
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus. The Lombardy region said in a statement on Monday that the contagion concerns Alessandro Mattinzoli, 60, who serves as Commissioner for Economic Development. The region said the entire 17-member Lombardy regional government would undergo … Continue reading ITAY’S MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS
Olatoye Babatunde, a student in China, has reportedly volunteered to partake in ongoing efforts towards combating the coronavirus in the Asian country. Coronavirus has killed at least 2,224, infected a staggering 76,775 people, and spread to about 28 countries across the globe, ever since the zoonotic disease broke out in Wuhan. Babatunde, 24, was said … Continue reading NIGERIAN STUDENT WHO VOLUNTEERED TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA (PHOTOS)
China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said Friday. Public and private researchers around the world have been working to develop treatments and vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus that first emerged in central China in December. More than 2,200 people have died and … Continue reading CHINA SAYS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIALS TO START AROUND LATE APRIL
UK-educated Wang Sicong, the only child of mega-rich property magnate Wang Jianlin, and the heir to his estimated $12.5 billion fortune has been banned enjoying ultra-rich lifestyle. This means he’s forbidden from flying first class, buying luxury goods, taking high-speed trains and going on holiday after refusing to pay debts, according to a district court … Continue reading Chinese billionaire’s son banned from flying first class after refusing to pay $21.6 million debt
A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, a hospital said Monday, with the parents claiming they are the country’s oldest couple to have a natural birth. The woman surnamed Tian, delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP. “The child was bestowed on … Continue reading 67-year-old becomes China’s ‘oldest new mother’
Chinese investment in Nigeria's oil and gas industry has reached $16 billion, according to Nigeria's state-run oil company. While Nigeria's oil industry welcomes China's interest, analysts worry about a lack of transparency in the sector and slow development of the country's renewable energy market. When a top official with China's third-largest national oil company paid … Continue reading China Invests $16 Billion in Nigeria’s Oil Sector
A total of 512 out of the 6,845 Nigerian students currently studying in China, are on Chinese government scholarship as at 2019, an official said. The Press Officer in the Embassy of China in Nigeria, Sun Saixiong, said this in a statement in Abuja. Mr Saixiong said the scholarships cover was students undergoing their masters and doctorate … Continue reading 512 Nigerian students studying on Chinese scholarship
Nigerians have suffered mass refusal of visa on a daily basis are regularly denied Chinese visas. Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has called for an effective visa issuance policy and trade relations between Nigeria and China. Senator Ubah made this known when he visited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. … Continue reading Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah calls for improved visa issuance policy between Nigeria & China
Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperilling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn.
The Confucius Institute in Nigeria on Thursday said that there has being an overwhelming increase in demands from Nigerians willing to learn the Chinese Mandarin language.
Prof Wang Yongjing told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there was a growing interest of different categories of Nigerians in learning to speak the language.
It's unclear if Chinese regulators have issued a specific directive barring men from being shown wearing earrings, or whether TV stations are reacting to a shift in what is considered culturally appropriate. Last year, China's media regulator banned TV stations from featuring actors with tattoos. Depictions of "hip hop culture, sub-culture and immoral culture," were also banned according to Chinese state media...
The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new report on the geopolitical implications of the changing energy landscape.
With a leading position in renewable energy output as well as in related technologies such as electric vehicles, Beijing now finds itself in an influential position which other countries may struggle to counter.