Tag Archives: China

Watch your words, China to Trump


China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media says. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint. A White House statement ...

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‘It costs more calling Nigeria from Ghana than USA’

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It has emerged that Ghanaians and other nationals in Ghana who call family, friends and business associates in Nigeria pay more compared to calls to the United States of America, China, and Canada. Whereas the telecommunication companies charge between GHp0.21 to GHc0.96 every minute for calls to Nigeria, they charge comparatively lower [between GHp0.12 to GHc0.21] for calls to the ...

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China urges North Korea to stop missile tests


China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri Yong-ho to abide by UN resolutions in a meeting on Sunday in the Philippines. He did not say how Mr Ri replied. Saturday’s ...

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China holds drill to shut down ‘harmful’ websites


China has carried out an internet drill to practise closing down websites the authorities consider to be harmful. State run media said Thursday’s exercise was also aimed at forcing internet data centres to hand over contact details of website owners. China already operates a strict internet censorship regime. Analysts say it appears to be tightening controls ahead of an important ...

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Not all Chinese miners are illegal – Okyenhene


Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged the Chinese government to advice its nationals in the country to abide by the rules and laws in the Ghana. Speaking to the Chinese ambassador to Ghana and her entourage who paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Kyebi, the head of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council stated that the country ...

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Apple defends complying with China over VPNs


Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use. The company has been heavily criticised for removing several VPN apps, and was accused of “aiding Chinese ...

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Trump ‘disappointed’ with China after North Korea missile test


US President Donald Trump says he is “very disappointed” with China for not doing enough to stop North Korea’s weapons programme. Writing on Twitter, he said he would not allow China to “do nothing” about the reclusive state. His comments came a day after Pyongyang test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a month. It later claimed the test ...

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China supports ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ with processing equipment


The government of the Peoples Republic of China through the Chinese Embassy in Ghana has donated some agro processing equipment worth  $217,400 to the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). The machines include thirteen sets of maize milling machines, two sets of soya milling machines and one set of millet milling machine with a capacity of processing one tonne per hour. ...

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China rejects foreign criticism over Liu Xiaobo death


China has rejected international criticism for not allowing its most prominent critic, Liu Xiaobo, to be treated abroad for liver cancer. It said the case was an internal affair and that other countries were “in no position to make improper remarks”. The activist, who had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion”, died in a hospital in China aged ...

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Nobel laureate, Liu Xiaobo dies at 61


China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, has died at the age of 61. The Chinese intellectual and activist, who championed non-violent resistance as a way of overcoming “forceful tyranny”, is the first Nobel peace prize winner to die in custody since German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky, the 1935 recipient, who died under surveillance after years confined to ...

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