The mega-project is officially launched - a modern railway line. It's the biggest infrastructure project since Kenya's independence. It's being built by the Chinese, but it doesn't come free.
At least 18 people were killed and scores injured after a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan. The accident took place on a coastal railway line popular among tourists.
Chinese money is cranking up Africa’s economy. However, the conduct of some Chinese people on the continent is causing displeasure among the locals. Does 'Chinafrica' have a racism problem?
Africa is groaning under its worst debt burden since 2001. On the continent where many countries faced bankruptcy in the 1990s, once again the outlook is grim. This time around, help is harder to find.
Exalted as a "mega-event," the Africa-China summit is expected to draw nearly all of Africa's leaders to Beijing. Barely a squeak of criticism has come out of China or Africa, even though there is plenty to be said.
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