Connecting Africa to China
China overtakes world in the adoption of electric buses
China owns and operates 99% of the 385 000 electric buses in the world.  9 500 cutting-edge electric buses are...
China builds a highway that charges your car while you drive
A ‘solar-super highway’ between Hangzhou and Ningbo is expected to be open to the public in 2022 This new...
Tesla opens first ever factory in China
The American electrical vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, has opened up its first ever wholly-owned assembly plant in Shanghai, China, after...
Chinese engineers use body’s uncrackable code to encrypt data
Chinese engineers have developed a new method of encryption: using infrared radiation from the human body to decrypt sensitive data and create uncrackable passwords. The Chinese engineers from Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University published their findings on using body heat to gain access to, or secure, data in the Proceedings... Read more
China opens world’s largest telescope to scientists
After listening intently to the sounds of the universe for 15 months, the world’s largest filled-aperture radio telescope is now available to all scientists who wish to use it. The colossal structure, roughly the size of 30 football fields, is capable of spotting objects 13.7 billion light years away... Read more
Chinese ride hailer, Didi, enters South African market
China’s largest vehicle for hire company, DiDi Chuxing, plans to expand into South Africa, starting with Cape Town. The SoftBank-backed giant is expected to compete with the global ride-hailing giant Uber, according to Reuters. Founded in 2012, the Beijing-based firm has services in more than 400 cities in China... Read more
Chinese nanotech to help brain disease
Chinese scientists have found a way to deliver life-saving drugs closer to the source of the affliction than ever before, which is a significant breakthrough in the new field of nanomedicine. The method using new microbot technologies is so effective that scientists believe it may even revolutionise treatments for... Read more
South African table grapes steal the show in China
The table grape season has officially begun in China and with that, the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has launched a market development campaign in China This is the first of its kind and a new opportunity for South African horticulturalists to showcase their premium grape varieties. SATI... Read more
China stuns with massive wind rollout
China continues to roll out wind farm installations worldwide at an unprecedented rate. In a year ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the globe’s second-largest economy accounted for more than half of 2020’s total installations. The significant increase in wind farm installations in 2020 comes after Chinese President, Xi Jinping... Read more
New Chinese laser technology can see through walls
A team of Chinese scientists have developed a laser capable of seeing through walls from a kilometre away. Once relegated to the realm of science fiction, the significant advancement in quantum electronics may have applications in everything from defence to autonomous driving. Developed by a group of University of... Read more
China turns to radiation to protect cold food chain
China’s National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is attempting to use radiation treatment – a method used to clean medical supplies since the 1960s – to kill Covid-19 in the cold food chain. The research was first conducted in December last year when evidence suggested several Covid-19 cases in China were the... Read more
China and Russia join forces to build moon base
China and Russia will jointly build an international lunar base station that will orbit the moon’s surface, according to Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. The ‘International Lunar Space Station’ will be a complex of facilities on the lunar surface and in a close orbit dedicated to lunar research and designed... Read more
China’s new single-aisle aircraft set for take off
China’s COMAC C919 single-aisle aircraft is nearly ready to take to the skies as it nears certification, said chief designer, Wu Guanghui. Wu said the C919 narrow-body airliner would be certified by the end of the year, according to the South China Morning Post. The C919 is China’s and... Read more