CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL FOUND DEAD

The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ambassador's death was believed to be from natural causes. Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served…

NIGERIAN STUDENT WHO VOLUNTEERED TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA (PHOTOS)

Olatoye Babatunde, a student in China, has reportedly volunteered to partake in ongoing efforts towards combating the coronavirus in the Asian country. Coronavirus has killed at least 2,224, infected a staggering 76,775 people, and spread to about 28 countries across the globe, ever since the zoonotic disease broke out in Wuhan. Babatunde, 24, was said…

CHINA SAYS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIALS TO START AROUND LATE APRIL

China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said Friday. Public and private researchers around the world have been working to develop treatments and vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus that first emerged in central China in December. More than 2,200 people have died and…

Chinese billionaire’s son banned from flying first class after refusing to pay $21.6 million debt

UK-educated Wang Sicong, the only child of mega-rich property magnate Wang Jianlin, and the heir to his estimated $12.5 billion fortune has been banned enjoying ultra-rich lifestyle. This means he’s forbidden from flying first class, buying luxury goods, taking high-speed trains and going on holiday after refusing to pay debts, according to a district court…

67-year-old becomes China’s ‘oldest new mother’

A 67-year-old woman has given birth in China, a hospital said Monday, with the parents claiming they are the country’s oldest couple to have a natural birth. The woman surnamed Tian, delivered a healthy girl by Caesarean section on Friday, Zaozhuang city’s Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital told AFP. “The child was bestowed on…

China Invests $16 Billion in Nigeria’s Oil Sector

Chinese investment in Nigeria's oil and gas industry has reached $16 billion, according to Nigeria's state-run oil company. While Nigeria's oil industry welcomes China's interest, analysts worry about a lack of transparency in the sector and slow development of the country's renewable energy market. When a top official with China's third-largest national oil company paid…

512 Nigerian students studying on Chinese scholarship

A total of 512 out of the 6,845 Nigerian students currently studying in China, are on Chinese government scholarship as at 2019, an official said. The Press Officer in the Embassy of China in Nigeria, Sun Saixiong, said this in a statement in Abuja. Mr Saixiong said the scholarships cover was students undergoing their masters and doctorate…

Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah calls for improved visa issuance policy between Nigeria & China

Nigerians have suffered mass refusal of visa on a daily basis are regularly denied Chinese visas. Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has called for an effective visa issuance policy and trade relations between Nigeria and China. Senator Ubah made this known when he visited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr.…

We are overwhelmed by increasing demands from Nigerians – China

The Confucius Institute in Nigeria on Thursday said that there has being an overwhelming increase in demands from Nigerians willing to learn the Chinese Mandarin language.
Prof Wang Yongjing told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there was a growing interest of different categories of Nigerians in learning to speak the language.

China is blurring men’s earrings on TV

It's unclear if Chinese regulators have issued a specific directive barring men from being shown wearing earrings, or whether TV stations are reacting to a shift in what is considered culturally appropriate. Last year, China's media regulator banned TV stations from featuring actors with tattoos. Depictions of "hip hop culture, sub-culture and immoral culture," were also banned according to Chinese state media...

Super Falcons beat Romania 4-1 to win 3rd place game at Meizhou’s Four Nation Tournament

Nigeria's national women's team finally recorded their first win of the year.
The Super Falcons suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to hosts China in their first game of the competition.
After starting 2019 with a loss, the Super Falcons aimed to bounce back against the Romanians.

Four-Nation Invitational Tournament: China Ladies Trash Super Falcons

The Super Falcons were thrashed 3-0 in the opening game of the four-Nation Invitational tournament currently going on in China.
They were roundly beaten by the host on Thursday.
China scored in the the 9th minute of the game through Zhang Rui.
The other goals for the Chinese Ladies came in the 65th minutes with a fine finish from Li Ying off an assist from Wu Shuiang.