Matthew Boesler, Business InsiderAugust 16, 2012 15:42
Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold producer, announced today that they are in talks to sell the 74 percent stake in its African mining business to China National Gold Group Corporation, a state-owned enterprise in China, via a statement on its website.
China, long the biggest ally for the North Korea, has announced plans to help firms invest in the isolated country. Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Chen Jian gave a statement today that called for more investment in two key economic zones, in Rason on North Korea's east coast, and Hwanggumphyong on the border with China.
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou gestures during a mass rally held in Taipei on November 21, 2010. (PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Taiwanese flag has been pulled from an Olympic games display in Central London due to Chinese complain, reported the Evening Standard - the latest diplomatic snafu for a Games that has yet to officially begin.