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...
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...
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....
China uses 5G to boost tomato crops
China has turned to 5G technology to increase productivity of its tomato crops A new smart greenhouse facilitates this revolutionary technology A new greenhouse at Wuzhen International Internet Agriculture Expo Park will boost China’s tomato production through the use of newly launched 5G technology. 5G technology is expected to... Read more
China is working on an electric helicopter
Chinese researchers are developing an electric helicopter The goal is to develop a prototype for demonstration purposes Chinese researchers are developing an electric helicopter, starting with the tail rotor, according to the China Helicopter Research and Development Institute in Jiangxi Province in China. Researchers and engineers at the institute... Read more
Incubation zone for China-Africa trade
An incubation zone will facilitate trade between Africa and China The China-Africa Economic and Trade Incubation Zone will be located in Changsha, China An incubation zone to provide a single point to facilitate trade between China and Africa is being set up in Gaoqiao Grand Market in the capital... Read more
Underground autonomous delivery system for Xiongan
A magnetic-suspension delivery loop is in the works in Xiongan The autonomous system will be constructed in the next two to three years An intelligent delivery system that connects logistic centres, supermarkets, warehouses and industrial parks is to be built underground in Hebei Province, north of China. The system... Read more
China launches 5G
Three state telecoms rolled out 5G services on 1 November 5G, or fifth generation internet, will have super fast speeds and wider coverage China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom made 5G plans available in stores and online from Friday,1 November. 5G promises to reduce lag while increasing speed,... Read more
China breeds Unicorns
A unicorn company is typically a privately-owned startup that reaches a $1 billion market value China has the highest concentration of unicorns in the world At the beginning of 2019, there were almost 500 unicornsin the world. The term unicorn was coined to emphasise the rarity of a startup... Read more
Jack Ma Foundation backs African entrepreneurs
The Jack Ma Foundation, founded by co-founder of the Alibaba Group, launched the African Netpreneur Prize Initiative The program has called for applications to identify an African entrepreneur hero who will inspire Recently retired Jack Ma formed the Jack Ma Foundation in 2014 to promote human development while making... Read more
China steps up the game in surveillance
Chinese researchers have designed a 500-megapixel facial recognition camera The camera can identify faces in massive crowds The development of a 500-megapixel facial recognition camera by scientists at the Fudan University and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has changed the... Read more
Drone delivery an option in China
Chinese company JD.com has been using drones as a delivery option in four pilot regions in China since 2016 JD.com will soon launch 150 drone facilities to expand this offering JD.com, China’s biggest online retailer and e-commerce giant, started piloting delivery of parcels by drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles,... Read more
Chinese grow jobs in Kenya
Chinese firms in Kenya have created around 130 000 jobs for Kenyans 50 000 local jobs created in 2018 Over 400 Chinese operated businesses in Kenya have collectively created about 130 000 jobs for local residents, according to the 2018/19 Social Responsibility Report by the Kenya China Economic and Trade Association. In... Read more