Limpopo, South Africa – China deal

It was reported in Noseweek that Ramaphosa personally signed the deal on his visit to China in October 2019.    There was a thought or question, was this recklessness, a measure of the government’s desperation?  As standard practice, the labour to construct and run the multiple power stations and smelters (tax free) will be Chinese. … Continue reading Limpopo, South Africa – China deal

Mysterious seeds from China or … ?

  “Do not plant seeds from unknown origins,” the USDA urged in a statement.    The mysterious, unsolicited packages of seeds supposedly being sent from China to homes across America, Canada, UK, and other countries –  may be invasive species and could be tied to a fake product review scam, police and officials are saying.     *… Continue reading Mysterious seeds from China or … ?

Masks … and … – “made in China”

What a coincidence?   Many companies in China, including underwear and ship makers, have transformed their businesses to cater to the rising demand for masks amid the coronavirus epidemic. Now, a new participant has joined the list: China's leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD.   In BYD's Baolong industrial garden in the southern metropolis of Shenzhen, Guangdong… Continue reading Masks … and … – “made in China”

Repatriation of South Africans from Wuhan, Hubei, China

  Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the repatriation of South African citizens from Wuhan city in Hubei province, China. Cabinet has decided on this course of action after due consideration of the circumstances, and following several requests from the families of South Africans in the city.   Daar sal 'n poging van die regering aangewend word om… Continue reading Repatriation of South Africans from Wuhan, Hubei, China

Limpopo – China project – Energy Metallurgical Base

China kon nie wag om so groot hap uit die land te verkry nie - dit het net te maklik gebeur, en mens kan nie anders as om te wonder wat is in ruil hiervoor - ryk neerslae minerale kom hier voor?   Dit wil voorkom of die Chinese basies op die grens tussen Suid-Afrika en… Continue reading Limpopo – China project – Energy Metallurgical Base

Report warned of Coronavirus

  A-year-old report had warned China of a potential coronavirus outbreak. In the report, Chinese scientists called for urgent countermeasures to stop such an outbreak. Our Eum Ji-young has more. It turns out a Chinese research team warned the medical world last year of the potential for the outbreak of coronaviruses from bats. * Bat… Continue reading Report warned of Coronavirus

The Spy …

  A Chinese spy has risked his life to defect to Australia and is now offering a trove of unprecedented inside intelligence on how China conducts its interference operations abroad.   Wang “William” Liqiang is the first Chinese operative to ever blow his cover. He has revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in… Continue reading The Spy …

Coronavirus – China (2019-nCoV)

It is reported on 22 January 2020 that the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, officially called 2019-nCoV, has killed 17 people and infected at least 554 others in China as of Wednesday. The US confirmed its first case, a man in his 30s in Washington state who had visited China.    Scientists are still scrambling to fully understand… Continue reading Coronavirus – China (2019-nCoV)