Not even Black Monday's woes could shake the buddy-buddy ties between the two economies.
Journalist António Capalandanda cast aspersions on Luanda's Beijing ties and has now fled to Durban, seeking refuge.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” – Mandela
Economic and political notions gleaned from the East Asian giant are filtering into South Africa.
The local steel industry is vanishing and about 190 000 people face losing their jobs.
If we are concerned about aspects of China, it is there that we should concentrate our efforts.
South Africa is in the crosshairs of a weakening yuan and a strong dollar as China devalues its currency.
China has banned 120 singalong songs that are deemed immoral, to mixed responses from the public.
Government has informed education authorities that Mandarin will be taught in schools from January, amid claims of Chinese "imperialism" by Sadtu.
Intervention in the market rout leaves the country's commitment to economic reform in question.
Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.
The remaining five of the ten South Africans arrested in China will be released, Dirco has said.
Policymakers have gone to unprecedented lengths to prop up stocks struggling after the biggest sell-off in two decades.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has intervened to secure the release of the remaining five detainees while in China on an official visit.
Five of the 11 detainees China has agreed to release are South Africans, according to the NGO Gift of the Givers. The other six are British.
Ten South Africans were detained, along with nine Britons and one Indian, says local charity Gift of the Givers.
The steepest rally since 2009 on Thursday showed the markets are finally responding to the government's multipronged effort to halt the slide.
Global investors fear that China's market turmoil will destabilise the financial system, and be a bigger risk than the crisis in Greece.
China's tumbling stock market showed signs of seizing up on Wednesday, as companies scrambled to escape the rout.