Japan scrambles fighters as Chinese plane flies over disputed islands

Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15

Tokyo scrambled F-15 fighter jets on Thursday after a Chinese state-owned plane entered airspace over islands disputed by the two countries. A Chinese maritime aircraft ventured over the Senkaku islands, called the Diaoyu Islands in … Read the rest

The race for resources

The year 2030 will see an increasingly chaotic world where China is the top economy and demand soars for resources, a US intelligence report said Monday.

The National Intelligence Council, in its first assessment in four years aimed at shaping … Read the rest

Russia, China wrestle US on Internet governance, freedom

A Russia-led proposal calling for sweeping new governmental powers to regulate cyberspace could enable countries to block some Web locations and wrest control of allotting Internet addresses from a U.S.-based body.

The proposal, co-signed by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, … Read the rest

Ten reasons why Chinese are despised in Africa

Living in the Rainbow Nation

Codrin Arsene writes from a black man’s perspective. About one hundred Algerian and Chinese residents clashed in Algeria’s capital a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated phenomenon. Violent clashes between Chinese … Read the rest

New colonists in Africa

A truly South African vuvuzela, made in China
A truly South African vuvuzela. Or not

The new colonials have arrived.

Without as much as a whisper the South African government allowed at least 400 000 Chinese to swamp the country … Read the rest

Zuma made honorary professor

President Jacob Zuma was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of International Relations by the Peking University in Beijing, China, on Friday, the presidency said.

Zuma was in the country attending the fifth Forum of China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) meeting, the … Read the rest

Apple’s iPhone loses market share in China

Apple iPhone 4
White Apple iPhone 4S

Apple Inc’s share of China’s booming smartphone market slipped for a second straight quarter in October-December, as it lost ground to cheaper local brands and as some shoppers held off until after the iPhone 4S launch … Read the rest