First African, Chinese Daily Newspaper!

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Tuesday, 14 July 2009
A Chinese-language daily newspaper is being published in Botswana. Chinese entrepreneur Miles Nan recently launched The Oriental Post - Africa's first paper in Chinese - to serve the 5,000-plus Chinese inhabitants living in Botswana, few of whom are able to read English.

"In launching the paper I wanted to improve relations between the Chinese and Botswanas. The Chinese could learn a lot about the culture and diversity in Africa. We also want to publish a few pages in English so that the Botswanans can find out about us too. Concerning Chinese politics, We shouldn't, and we don't, publish anything and everything. It's just like that."
Miles Nan

Nan, who has lived in Botswana for 10 years and is ceo of a construction company in the Botswana capital, Gaborone, is also secretary general of the Chinese chamber of commerce.

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