Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Chinese Newspaper Launched in Africa

More interesting developments in the continuing mass migration from China to Africa:

The Oriental Post, a Chinese-language newspaper, was launched in Gaborone, Botswana on Friday, making it the first paper to serve the Southern African Development Community's Chinese population.

Miles Nan, president of the Oriental Post, said he hopes the newspaper will enable better communication between service providers and product developers wanting to reach the Chinese community in Botswana. Nan said the fact that "most of the Chinese do not understand English and speak very little Setswana" has created a large information and communication barrier for the Chinese population in Botswana. Botswana receives important contributions to both its rural and urban populations from Chinese services.

Dr. Jeff Ramsay, the coordinator of the Botswana Government Communications and Information System, lauded the launch of The Oriental Post as significant achievement in the growth of the Botswana media, Mmegi reported.

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