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....
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
Chinese smart-agriculture reaches Canadian vineyards
Canadian production of wine could see a boost in production thanks to Huawei Vineyards are exploring the application of wireless 5G to reach maximum efficiency Huawei Canada and partners – Global UAV, ARHT Media, Telitek and Hub6 – have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which they... 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
First Chinese seaborne rocket launches from Yellow Sea
China launched the “Long March 11” rocket from a mobile platform in the Yellow Sea Rocket sends seven satellites into orbit From a mobile launch platform on the Yellow Sea, a seaborne rocket blasts off. Named “Long March 11”, the solid-propellant carrier rocket was the first of its kind... Read more
Transsion makes smartphones for Africans
Chinese phone manufacturer saw a gap in the market in Africa Handsets offer multiple features that cater specifically to African needs Tecno, a flagship brand of Chinese Transsion, is one of the top cellphone brands in Africa. Unlike Huawei and Xiaomi, Tecno did not initially develop in China and... Read more
Science on the rise in Africa
China’s Belt and Road Initiative helps develop science in Africa Agriculture, information technology benefit China is playing a role in growing science across Africa, with agriculture and information technology key beneficiaries. A team of Chinese and Kenyan researchers in Nairobi have developed wine-producing grapes. Developed by the Chinese Academy... Read more
Africa is growing with China’s help
Africa-China relations have strengthened over the years In turn, Africa has benefited from China’s input Africa has seen steady economic transformation over the years – in part, assisted by the relationship between Africa and China. The transformation is visible in infrastructure, agriculture, communication technology and manufacturing, among others. China’s... Read more
China the power behind the electric vehicle revolution
Chinese sales of electric vehicles reached 1.1 million in 2018 This makes up over 55% of all electric vehicles sold worldwide The world is in a race against time to find alternative sources of energy that do not harm the earth, or are likely to run out soon. China... Read more