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The Chinese imports scourge

Govt, manufacturers tussle as cheap Chinese imports supplant local content at big infrastructure projects Abid Alam, the proprietor of Steel Rolling Mills, knows who is responsible for the predicament facing the manufacturing sector – the government, which has failed to enforce guidelines that contractors undertaking the ongoing big infrastructural projects …

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Standard Gauge Railway taking shape

Funding deal with Exim Bank to be signed in October, DR Congo also joins Standard Gauge Railway Roofings Ltd, a steel manufacturer based at Lubowa near Kampala, imports almost all its raw materials from abroad through Mombasa Port. To transport a tonne of raw materials by road for one kilometer, …

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Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

China’s homegrown regional jet made its first commercial flight Tuesday, operator Chengdu Airlines said, after years of delays raised questions about the country’s ambitious plans for domestically-produced planes. Chengdu Airlines flew the ARJ21 from its eponymous home base, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, to the commercial hub …

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China, Uganda yet to fully deliver promises to UN

United Nations, UNITED STATES | AFP | Of the 46 countries that pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed completely or only partially kept their promises. In a United States-led initiative organized at a summit in September, dozens of countries vowed to contribute more …

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Hiroshima bombing ‘of Japan’s own making’

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese state media said that the “atomic bombings of Japan were of its own making”, ahead of a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday by US President Barack Obama. The trip is the first visit to the city by a sitting American President since the …

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China, India face huge mental health burden: study

Paris, France | AFP | China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, neurological …

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