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Week in Review: Chinese Hostages Freed in Nigeria & China Cuts Oil Buys From African Suppliers


Chinese defense contractors are making further inroads into the Angolan market. The state-owned China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) signed an $85 million deal to provide the Angolan defense sector with a “supply of equipment, military means and assistance services.” CATIC is already a big player in Angola after selling the air force more than a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of jets and other equipment. (CHINA LUSOPHONE BRIEF)

A South African container ship with more than a thousand pallets of grapefruit is idling off the coast of Shanghai after it’s been repeatedly denied permission to berth. The vessel left Durban in late May for Japan where it dropped off some of its cargo and then headed for Shanghai where it’s been anchored for more than three weeks. Neither Chinese officials nor South Africa citrus industry representatives are commenting as to what’s going on. Two more cargo ships, also loaded with South African citrus, are on their way. (FRESH PLAZA)

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