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....
Buffet’s belief in Chinese company BYD pays off
Warren Buffet made a bet on BYD in September of 2008 – his investment has grown more than 500% in a decade BYD focuses on manufacturing alternative energy vehicles and rechargeable batteries You know a business has great potential if it catches the eye of one of the world’s... 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 revising its “Made in China 2025” plans
China is considering to postpone its “Made in China 2025” technology plan that aims to develop local expertise and skills and reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign technology. According to sources that spoke to Bloomberg, the country is revising its plans to become an advanced manufacturing leader within a... Read more
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 the Chinese government lifted restrictions on foreign companies producing vehicles in China. The American firm, owned by South African expatriate, Elon Musk, opened the assembly plant in July, after China... Read more
China’s electric vehicle market hotting up
China is putting massive effort into building its electric vehicle market. In the first seven months of 2018 China delivered 382 000 electric vehicles – mainly local brands such as BYD, Geely and BAIC. This was an over 80% increase from the same period the previous year, according to... 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
DJI becomes first consumer drones to feature obstacle-detecting sensors on all sides of their bodies.
The Chinese company’s new Mavic 2 aircraft use 10 sensors to prevent collisions with objects above and below them, the BBC reported. The drone will also be able to detect threats in front or behind and to their left or right. The foldable aircraft, which is already available on... Read more
Eskom signs a R33 billion loan agreement with the China Development Bank
Eskom signed a US$2.5 billion (approximately R33 billion) loan agreement with the China Development Bank, the Utility said on Tuesday. The deal was announced at a signing ceremony held in Pretoria. Eskom said in a statement the facility will form part of the funding of Eskom’s build programme and... Read more
Chinese-made minibus taxi vehicles to help renew South Africa’s ageing minibus taxi fleet
Two hundred new minibus taxi vehicles that will play a role in the ongoing effort to renew South Africa’s ageing minibus taxi fleet have arrived at the Durban Port from China over the past three weeks. The vehicles, imported from three different manufacturers in China, are part of a... Read more
Two shipments of taxis arrive in Durban from China