Archive for July 21st, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Deutsche Welle: New Head for Chinese Service

Adrienne Woltersdorf, currently the Tageszeitung‘s (TAZ) Washington correspondent, will become head of the Voice of Germany‘s Chinese Service on December 1, both for the station’s radio and internet contents, reports the station. Born in 1966, she studied Politics and Sinology. After a stay of several years in China, she worked for Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Rundschau, and TAZ.

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Related:
Deutsche Welle Chinese Department Acquitted, March 27, 2009
Voice of Germany Chinese Dept in Translation, January 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Namibian: China Loans Suspended

The Export-Import Bank of China (Exim) is the main financer of the controversial multi-million dollar scanner deal between Nuctech and Namibia. The Namibian reports that Namibia will no longer make use of the US$100 million in preferential export buyers credit Exim has been offering. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance Calle Schlettwein said the terms of a US-$ 100 million credit line were unfavorable and it had been suspended by Namibia’s government late last year. The scanner deal which is now under investigation is not affected by this decision, according to the report.

Three suspects, Teckla Lameck (a Public Service Commissioner), Kongo Mokaxwa, and Yang Fan (a Chinese national)  are currently under arrest, reports The Namibian. Its report also contains some details of the scope of the Exim Bank, and the backgrounds and history of the current investigation.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shit Not Happens

Come on, Net Nanny, don’t panic. This is just an investigation! No need to ban the keywords

Hu Haifeng, Namibia, Namibia bribery investigation, Yang Fan bribery investigation, Nuctech bribery investigation, southern Africa bribery investigation.

But then, the concept of an investigation on your mind may have Chinese characteristics.

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