Solar power now cheaper than grid in hundreds of Chinese cities (KoamNewsNow)

Solar energy in hundreds of Chinese cities is now cheaper than electricity supplied by the national grid, and it can even compete with coal-fired power in 75 of them, a new study has found. Some 344 Chinese cities were found…

China’s investment in Nigeria’s oil sector hits $16bn (ThisDay)

China has invested up to $16 billion in Nigeria’s oil industry, mostly upstream, over the last 14 years through its state oil firm, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the Executive Vice President of the company, Mr. Lu Yan…

2019 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers arrives Lagos for final camping

Nigeria’s national senior men basketball team, D’Tigers, on Tuesday arrived in Lagos for the next and final phase of their preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. The team arrived in Lagos after their training tour which followed…

Versace apologises after T-shirt draws China ire (BBC)

Luxury brand Versace has apologised after an image on one of its T-shirts appeared to imply Hong Kong and Macau were independent territories. After fierce criticism on social media in China, Versace said it had made a mistake and had…

US-China trade war likely to be a marathon (TheNational)

In the fable, the tortoise wins the race because the hare lies down to take a nap after bolting into the lead. Slow, dogged persistence triumphs over flighty arrogance. If this were the story of the US-China trade war, it’s…

China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast (BBC)

Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast. Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China’s Zhejiang province on…

China condemns Australian MP’s Nazi Germany parallel (BBC)

China has sharply rebuked an Australian government MP for comparing the West’s approach to China to what he called the “catastrophic” failure to hold back Nazi Germany. Andrew Hastie, the head of a parliamentary security committee, said on Thursday that…

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to ‘play with fire’ (BBC)

China has issued a strong warning to Hong Kong’s protesters, saying their attempts “to play with fire will only backfire”. A spokesman for China’s top policy office in Hong Kong told protesters not to “underestimate the firm resolve [of] the…

Hong Kong protests: Chinese army releases anti-riot video seen as warning (BBC)

China’s army in Hong Kong has released a three-minute video showing troops carrying out “anti-riot” exercises, in what is being seen as a thinly-veiled warning to pro-democracy protesters. The video, posted to social media, begins with a soldier shouting: “All…

Hong Kong protests: China condemns ‘horrendous incidents’ (BBC)

China has condemned the recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong as “horrendous incidents” that have caused “serious damage to the rule of law”. A spokeswoman for China’s top policy office on Hong Kong insisted that the territory’s “top priority” was…

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