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Beijing (AFP) China’s complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing’s efforts to rein in what was once the world’s largest market for illegal ivory. “From today… the buying and selling of elephant ivory and goods by any market, shop or vendor is against the law!” the forestry ministry said on its official account on Chinese social media platform Weibo. “From now on, if a merchant tells you ‘this is a state-approved ivory dealer’… he is duping you and knowingly violatingRead More
Four Malians and a Togolese working for a Chinese telecoms firm were kidnapped and murdered while laying fibre-optic cables in central Mali, multiple sources told AFP on Sunday.Read More
Four Malians and a Togolese working for a Chinese telecoms firm were kidnapped and murdered while laying fibre-optic cables in central Mali, multiple sources told AFP on Sunday.Read More

Posted On December 9, 2017By AdminIn None

Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said.Read More
Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North African state. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the royal palace in the coastal city of Casablanca in the presence of King Mohammed VI and BYD’s chairman, Wang Chuanfu, whose company is backed by US investor Warren Buffett. The factory inRead More
China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say.Read More
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibouti's visiting leader Omar Ismail Guelleh, whose African nation is hosting China's first overseas military base, agreed on Thursday to elevate their nations' diplomatic relations.Read More
A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars.Read More
Beijing (AFP) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibouti’s visiting leader Omar Ismail Guelleh, whose African nation is hosting China’s first overseas military base, agreed on Thursday to elevate their nations’ diplomatic relations. The two countries agreed to form a “strategic partnership” as Guelleh held talks with Xi at the imposing Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China has described the base on the Horn of Africa, which opened in August, as “defensive in nature”, saying it will provide support for naval escorts, UN peacekeeping, anti-piracy and evacuating Chinese nationalsRead More
Beijing (AFP) A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars. Yantai Cash, a cobalt exporter based in eastern Shandong province, told AFP that it is looking into the supply chain following a request from the London Metal Exchange, which sets prices for the market. Amnesty International issued a report last week accusing leading technology and electric car companies of failing to ensure that minerals used for batteriesRead More