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Africa Weekly

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More from more of the same

China's foreign Minister Wang Yi has just concluded a four-nation trip to sub-Sahara Africa, a trip that followed a ritual set in place by his predecessors in the job over the past 21 years: visiting the continent at the start of every year. Being faithful to that long tradition in itself speaks volumes about China's long-time commitment to consolidating the Sino-African friendship.

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Business

Quotable

"Traditional PC vendors are no longer our top rivals. Our next step is to challenge Apple and Samsung in the portable consumer electronics sector."

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Life

Migrants feel pain of separation

Long-term separation from family members has become a top reason for migrant workers to consider quitting their jobs, a survey shows. This poses many problems for companies in maintaining an efficient and stable workforce, it says.

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People

She is the one

Having probably done more for the image of African women in China than anyone previously, Debucada Sanca is now putting her newfound fame to good use by promoting cultural and business ties between nations.

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Spotlight

New world opens for all investors

China will introduce a new, fairer and more efficient administrative model for foreign investment, according to the Commerce Ministry.

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Last Word

Building Brand South Africa

A new national marketing strategy is promoting the country as a vibrant destination for tourists and culture buffs as well as investors.

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X - Ray

When the crowd bays for blood

Renowned filmmaker Zhang Yimou has found himself in deep water. Not only has he been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.24 million; 907,000 euros) for violating the family planning policy, but many Chinese want even harsher punishment. The tidal wave of malignancy as displayed online is nothing short of unsettling. It's like a virtual lynching.

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Envoy's Eye

Abe's policies will backfire, says diplomat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nationalistic policies will "not go far", as his country's economic interests are intertwined with the world's, especially in Asia, a veteran diplomat says.

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