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UNAIDS participates in China-Africa Children Summer Camp

Chinese version of award-winning book is launched at the Opening Ceremony. The China-Africa Children Summer Camp opened today under the theme of “Love in the Sunshine”, bringing together 60 young people living with or affected by HIV from China, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Held on the grounds of the Forbidden City, in attendance at the event were the First …

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China applauded at the 2016 African Year of Human Rights Summit

It has been an important week in Rwanda as they held the summit for the “2016, African Year of Human Rights” in the capital, Kigali; With a particular focus on human rights for women. At the summit China’s economic engagement did not go un-recognized. They were praised by multiple top officials of the African Union (AU) in Kigali whom stated …

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What will it take to meet global housing needs?

By Anita Makri – SciDev.Net Disaster zones and cities fuel the crisis. They are also hotbeds for knowledge and innovations to break through it. Shelter is a basic human need. Having a safe and healthy home is a fundamental aspiration for us all: in cities or villages, in poor or rich countries. But too many people struggle to fulfil this …

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China Pledges $60bn In African Aid At FOCAC Summit

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he had done for Africa “what we expected from colonisers in history” by giving Africa a $60 billion aid package. “To ensure the successful implementation of [new development projects], China has made a decision to provide a total of $60 billion of funding support”, Mr. Xi told the summit of …

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World Prematurity Day 2015

World prematurity Day which is commemorated today is a key moment to generate global attention on the leading cause of deaths of children under 5. Globally complications from preterm birth accounted for more than 1 million child deaths in 2015. World Prematurity Day offers an opportunity to focus on cost-effective solutions for prevention and care of preterm births, but also …

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AmCham South China Kicks off its 2015 Charity Fundraising Effort with RMB400,000 from Mead Johnson

AmCham Effort to Save Lives of Orphaned Children in Need of Immediate Life Saving Surgery, Help Raise Changyuan Village and Impoverished Villages around above the Poverty Line. The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today announced details of its annual charity fundraising effort. This year’s program is co-organized by the Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with …

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Green Super Rice Project Funded by the Chinese Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Selects Affymetrix Axiom® Genotyping Platform for Developing New Rice Varieties

Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX) announced today that it has been selected as the genotyping supplier by the Green Super Rice project coordinated by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences as part of their effort to develop, within the next three years, at least fifteen new rice varieties and deliver them to small-hold farmers in 16 countries in Africa and Asia, including …

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Hope for Elephants: China Announces Plan to Phase-Out Commercial Ivory Sales

Yesterday, Chinese officials announced a new plan to phase-out commercial ivory manufacturing and sales. This action is expected to reduce demand for ivory in China, the world’s largest ivory market, which will help curb the ongoing slaughter of African elephants for their tusks. Between 2010 and 2012, more than 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers. Poaching rates are so high …

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Pee-powered toilet designed to keep refugees safe

By SciDev.Net- Andy Extance A prototype toilet that can generate power from urine was launched last week. The urinal, which is being trialled at the University of the West of England (UWE) in the United Kingdom, is designed to improve security in refugee camps by providing lighting in and around toilets. UK anti-poverty charity Oxfam, whose researchers are working with …

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METRO China Continues to Deliver Love and Care

Today, staff from METRO headquarters and Putuo store delivered colorfully decorated “Boxes of Love” full of candies and snacks to the children at Shanghai Children’s Welfare House, as part of “Boxes of Love” charitable initiative held by METRO China. Drawing on its 81 stores nationwide, METRO China raised over 16,600 “Boxes of Love” worth over RMB 664,000 this year. The …

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