By PATRICK MWANZA
ZAMBIA and China have for the past 50 years enjoyed cordial relations that were cultivated by the two countries’ founding fathers. Relations between the two countries date back to 1964 when Zambia independence from British rule.
By CHARLES MUSONDA and CHRISTINE CHISHA
AFTER a three-day fruitful visit to Zambia, Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao yesterday left the country for Tanzania, where he will continue his tour of duty.
And Dr Li on Friday handed over 30 computers and two buses worth US$100,000 to the National Project for Poverty Reduction (NPPR) on behalf of the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD).
By ALVIN CHIINGA
IT WILL always remain a puzzle to David Kaunda Secondary School teacher January Mkandawire how he was picked to be honoured with a visit by a high ranking Chinese government official.
By DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO
CONSTRUCTION of access roads at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka is scheduled to begin by July 1 this year.
Musunka Silungwe, a technocrat at the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, said, when Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao toured the facility on Thursday, that preparations for the construction of access roads are on course.
By YANDE SYAMPEYO, JIMMY CHIBUYE and ALVIN CHIINGA
PRESIDENT Sata has said “anyone who wants to kill China must kill him first”, describing Zambia and China as “Siamese twins”.
By LI YUANCHAO (Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China)
THIS year marks the 50th anniversary of the independence of Zambia and also the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Zambia.
By JIMMY CHIBUYE
VISITING Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao yesterday said the reduction in labour disputes in Chinese firms will encourage more companies from China to invest in Zambia.
By DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO
CHINESE Vice-President Li Yuanchao says safety of people should be a top priority at the newly-constructed National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
By JIMMY CHIBUYE and Alvin CHIINGA
Zambia and China yesterday signed eight agreements on Chinese loans and grants on bilateral and economic relations.
The agreements include an economic and technical cooperation accord for a grant of US$32 million and an economic and technical cooperation of US$32 million of interest-free loan.