Angola obtained additional funding of US$2 billion from China, less than the US$11 billion sought, as China became more prudent in its lending to the African nation.
For centuries, one of China’s most coveted ceramics hailed from Shiwan, a district in Foshan, Guangdong province. The ware – developed in the region during the 16th century, when skilled Ming dynasty craftsmen from central China brought their expertise to Shiwan, weaving it with local artisan culture – came to be recognised as its own style, fashioned in heavily glazed colours and initially designed mainly for practical purposes.
Economic relations with Africa have been losing importance for Brazil's governments, which ignore the continent's potential, unlike China and other emerging economies, according to the Brazil-Africa Institute.
Imagine: a chip that harnesses energy from thin air. Another that uses body motion and temperature to recharge itself or a third that allows energy transfer among different devices wirelessly. Researchers at the State Key Lab at the University of Macau are making it a reality, and their work may prove pivotal in China's bid to challenge the technological superiority of the United States.