Chinese diplomats instructed by telegram to buck up their media ideas
Until now little bothered by its tarnished image in Africa, China has decided to launch a major diplomatic charm offensive.
Abidjan - France's traditional market place - is increasingly turning towards China, which has several important local figures lobbying on its behalf. An investigation. Infrastructure - Currently neck and neck with Beijing in its commercial stronghold south of the Sahara, [.
Forced to lie low while Burkina Faso maintained official relations with Taiwan, Chinese companies have gone onto the offensive since Ouagadougou re-established ties with Beijing in late May (WAN 777) and China opened an embassy on 12 July, which for [.