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
Huawei announces rival operating system to iOS and Android
HarmonyOS set to be launched later this year The operating system will be launched on Huawei smartphones and later be available on multiple smart devices such as wearable technology Amid the ongoing trade war between China and the US, Huawei could soon lose access to Google’s Android operating system.... Read more
China is home to the world’s largest radio telescope
The 500m Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope is still in commissioning phase but is performing well The telescope has been in operation for 3 years and already identified 86 pulsars The Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, named FAST, has identified 86 pulsars, in partial achievement of its scientific goal. FAST, currently... Read more
China begins second HIV vaccine trial
Chinese scientists are developing a HIV vaccine – the first such vaccine to begin the second phase of clinical trial This is the first time a HIV vaccine has been given the green light for a second-phase human trial Scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more
China and Africa collaborate to eliminate hunger
One of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the eradication of hunger An initiative launched in June sees China and Africa cooperating in the rice value chain Rice is a staple food item or an alternative food crop for many Africans. But many African... Read more
China welcomes the launch of AfCFTA
Sunday 7 July saw leaders from 54 African nations meet to agree on the pan-continental free trade zone China is said to have played a part in the trade agreement The African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, is a continental free trade zone that, if successful, will connect 1.3... Read more
China helps fight malaria in Africa
Malaria is an ongoing pandemic on the continent China is helping to ease this burden using mass drug administration Chinese scientists started working on a solution for malaria in 2007. New South, owned by a Chinese philanthropist, led this work and reduced the presence of malaria in Comoros, a... Read more
China and Africa collaborate on education
Strengthening of ties between Chinese and African universities China-Africa meet opens in Uganda for vocational education China and Africa are increasingly working together on educational initiatives. Scholars from various African universities recently visited institutions and cultural centres in China, where they agreed to collaborate with the Chinese on joint... Read more
Inaugural China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo a hit
Deals totalling $20.8 billion concluded at first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo 1 600 delegates attended from 53 African countries Trade between Africa and China grew by US$20.8 billion following the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo held in Hunan province, China, from 27-29 June. The conference, with the theme... Read more
China supports Tanzania’s women and people with disabilities
China donates 330 sewing machines to women’s groups in Tanzania China also handed over 370 additional assistive devices for people with disabilities The Chinese Embassy in Tanzania handed over 330 sewing machines and 370 assistive devices for people with disabilities at a ceremony in Dodoma, home to the Chinese... Read more