Global News Journal

from Africa News blog:

Was South Africa right to deny Dalai Lama a visa?

October 4, 2011

By Isaac Esipisu

Given that China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner and given the close relationship between Beijing and the ruling African National Congress, it didn’t come as a huge surprise that South Africa was in no hurry to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama.

Panda-mania rocks Taiwan

December 23, 2008

By Ralph Jennings

Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan arrived in a city gripped by panda-mania today. You would think David Beckham or Tom Cruise had just flown into Taipei.

Remembering Beijing’s cramped housing

December 12, 2008

By Niu Shuping

China’s economic reforms have made a huge difference in the availability of affordable and spacious housing.