China loans: Demand for cancellation, expunge of anti-sovereignty clauses — Lawyer urges Nigerians

Ogunlana, further stated that statistics have shown that Nigeria has obtained 17 different Chinese loans to fund different categories of capital projects, and Nigeria will still be servicing the Chinese loans till around 2038, which is the maturity date for the last loans obtain in 2018.

Pakistan approves most expensive China-aided project to date

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s top economic body on Wednesday approved its costliest project to date as part of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement, giving the go-ahead for a $6.8 billion project to upgrade its railway lines, the government said.

Dystopian Deeds: How China’s top-notch mass surveillance system threatens global freedoms

“China is using a variety of tech tools to carry out its mass surveillance – everything from sophisticated DNA mapping to advanced social media monitoring and cyber-surveillance tools such as facial recognition – all tools more commonly used in a military or law enforcement context,” she told Fox News. “Much of the funding for the […]

Xinhua Headlines: China improves business environment to spur economy

Local authorities have also taken a slew of measures to help businesses tide over the uncertainties caused by the epidemic. According to the Tianjin Golden Wheel Bicycle Group Co., Ltd, as 10 customs authorities have piloted cross-border B2B e-commerce exports nationwide, the company received approval for doing business within a day, thereby buying it more […]

Isoko youths urge IGP to investigate murder of Ozoro youth by police

“I believe firmly that there are professional ways to quell civil protest and engage protesters without resort to arms and gunshots. The action of men of the Nigeria Police (the Eagle Net Squad) in the incident is to say the least unprofessional and it is strongly condemned.

Otuaro assures Delta will continue dialogue with communities

Amb. Jude Ebitimi Ukori, who spoke to newsmen on behalf of the delegation, commended Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for taking the lead in projecting the interest of the marginalised people of the Niger-Delta on the issue of the marginal fields and other similar issues.

Sri Lankan people want good governance, transparency: Ranil

Wickremesinghe: The existing Constitution is based on the executive Presidency. That was interpreted in a way different from the original intentions. [This means that] the Presidency must remain stronger at the expense of parliament. As we agreed to limit the powers of the President, we find that head is of one type and the body […]

Gareth Bale: Wales forward at crossroads at Real Madrid after Champions League absence

“If you play for this club, you need to know immediately about Alfredo Di Stefano, Raul Gonzalez and La Cibeles – the fountain in the city where Madrid celebrate their titles. It seems that Bale has been a little bit disrespectful, and this is what the fans feel.”

‘There is no such thing as a pro-India policy’

Acknowledging that the new Sri Lankan government is imploring the United Nations Human Rights Commission to postpone the release of its reportedly scathing indictment of gross human rights abuses against the minority Tamil popultion during the latter stages of the war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Samaraweera said the delay would give […]

Chinese interest leads to uptick in gold M&A deals

Zhu Yi, a senior analyst for the metals and mining sector at Bloomberg Intelligence, believes that the deal momentum would offer good opportunities for Chinese companies looking to buy high-ore-grade overseas mines to increase output. The need to replace mines with exhausted reserves, together with the higher gold prices will act as catalysts for more […]