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...
Northern China to get a ‘forest city’
China’s first forest city will have more than 40 000 trees It will be self-sufficient with a host of environmental benefits China is to get its first forest city — 175 hectares of trees, shrubs, and plants that cover the buildings and form vertical forests – in Liuzhou, in Guangxi,... Read more
China builds world’s largest air purifier
China has built an air purifier in Xian in Shaanxi province said to be the world’s biggest In experimental phase, the tower is performing well so far A 100m tall air purifier tower in the northern city of Xian in Shaanxi province, has been designed and built by scientists... Read more
Beijing sets its sights on an AI deep-sea base
China plans to build a deep-sea base for unmanned submarine science and defence operations The first of its kind sea base is planned in the South China sea China plans to build an unmanned deep-sea base in the South China sea that will be the first artificial intelligence colony... Read more
China to open the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant
A waste-to-energy plant is set to open in Shenzhen in 2020 This waste-to-energy plant will be the biggest of its kind worldwide Modern metropolis, Shenzhen, that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland, produces over 15 000 tons of waste a day. This major city, home to 20 million people, expects... Read more
Ethiopia and China work together on US$300m project
Construction on an industrial park is set to commence in Adama City by the end of 2019 China is fitting 85% of the bill; Ethiopia is covering the remaining 15% Joint efforts between China and Ethiopia to position Ethiopia as a leading manufacturing hub by 2025 are going ahead... Read more
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