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Lucy Hornby

Lucy Hornby

    China tries to wean Africa investors off state loans
    China tries to wean Africa investors off state loans
    Chinese investors in Africa, long used to low-interest policy loans, are being reluctantly pushed towards commercial lending as Chinese investment...
    Han Chinese protests flare in far-west city
    Han Chinese protests flare in far-west city
    Security forces in far-west China's strife-hit city of Urumqi used tear gas to break up fresh protests on Friday, as thousands of Han Chinese...
    China blocks Twitter ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
    China blocks Twitter ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
    Access to popular social networking service Twitter and email service Hotmail was blocked across mainland China late on Tuesday afternoon, two days...
    China turns to Buddhism to calm Tibet tensions
    China turns to Buddhism to calm Tibet tensions
    The Beijing-backed Panchen Lama addressed an international Buddhist audience in English on Saturday, as officially atheist China turned to Buddhism...
    For Chinese migrants, village is no longer home
    For Chinese migrants, village is no longer home
    Bundled in city clothes, Zhao Yongfeng slumped in front of a television set and tried to ignore the red-cheeked children in padded jackets who...
    North Korea nuclear talks limp on
    North Korea nuclear talks limp on
    Talks pressing North Korea to abandon its nuclear-arms ambitions limped into a fourth day on Thursday, with dim hope of progress in a disarmament...
    China's rural migrants are new front in Aids fight
    China's rural migrants are new front in Aids fight
    The new face of Aids in China is a shy man with a heavy provincial accent, a weathered face and the rough hands of a manual worker.
    Climate change may cut SA maize crop sharply
    Climate change may cut SA maize crop sharply
    Climate change could cut South Africa's maize crop by 20% within 15 to 20 years as the west of the country dries out while the east is afflicted...
    Overwhelmed by death, Sichuan disinfects
    Overwhelmed by death, Sichuan disinfects
    On a hillside above a collapsed middle school in Sichuan, biohazard workers in white suits scattered lime and sprayed disinfectant on hundreds of...
    China finds radiation sources after quake
    China finds radiation sources after quake
    China has found what it termed 50 "hazardous sources of radiation" due to last week's earthquake, a senior official said on Friday, though he...
    China mourns earthquake victims
    China mourns earthquake victims
    From tent cities in stricken Sichuan province to Beijing's Tiananmen Square, sirens wailed and millions of Chinese stood for three minutes on...
    China wakes up to global clout of small firms
    China wakes up to global clout of small firms
    Xing Houyuan's advice to investors who seek her out is patient and practical: do due diligence on any potential partner, clarify its ties to the...