Connecting Africa to China
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...
China’s ambitious, transnational infrastructure plan
China’s One Belt One Road initiative is an ambitious infrastructure plan across 68 countries in Central Asia and Russia....
Renewed confidence in “World’s Biggest Dam” in DRC
Africa’s Grand Inga Dam has hit multiple road blocks and development has been slow A new DRC president and Chinese funding may see the building of the dam power ahead The Congo River is home to the Inga Falls with an annual flow rate of about 42 000 cubic metres... Read more
China has the power to light up Africa
China is leading the global race in solar power There are ongoing discussions between African countries and China on sustainable energy products African countries make up 57% of the world’s population still in the dark, so the need to power up the continent is essential for further economic growth.... Read more
Flights between China and Africa up 630%
There was only one direct flight between China and Africa in 2010 Now there are about eight direct flights between the two Flights between Africa and China have grown by 630% in the past decade. Chinese people flying home from their workplace in African countries previously had to make... Read more
China to invest R900bn into African infrastructure
China has set up a R900 billion fund for investment into in Africa Ten large infrastructure projects are in the works thanks to the fund During the 2019 China-Africa Forum for Cooperation summit in Beijing, China announced it has set up a R900 billion fund for investment into development... Read more
China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: What’s in it for Africa?
Chinese President Xi Jinping launched his grand vision in 2013 The plan incorporates two physical routes linking China to a network of countries in Europe, Asia and Africa Africa falls into the Maritime Silk Road route that begins in China and passes along the Ocean littoral to East Africa... Read more
Should we fear Chinese investment into Africa?
China has pledged $60 billion to finance projects in Africa Eskom has secured a loan with the China Development Bank of $33.4 billion. South Africans fear China is ‘taking over’ Africa The outcry by South Africans that China is trying to recolonise Africa are based on a number of... Read more
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 highway is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and battery chargers to power cars as they drive As an intelligent transport system, the solar-super highway fits into three of the... Read more
China’s ambitious, transnational infrastructure plan
China’s One Belt One Road initiative is an ambitious infrastructure plan across 68 countries in Central Asia and Russia. Global Finance has devoted a supplement to exploring the financial impact of the massive project, including its effect on China’s currency, the renminbi. China has pledged over $100 billion to the... Read more