Connecting Africa to China
Alibaba expands in Africa
Alibaba has partnered with Flutterwave to provide African traders with Alipay Alipay is an online payment platform founded by Alibaba in China in 2004 Alipay, developed by Alibaba, the world’s second largest e-commerce company after Amazon, has over 900 million users worldwide. A partnership between Alibaba and Flutterwave will... Read more
M-Pesa and WeChat link up
Money transfers between China and Kenya made easier thanks to a partnership between M-Pesa and WeChat London-based fintech firm, SimbaPay, established the link between the two tech giants Millions of people in Kenya use M-Pesa, a cellphone-based service that offers money transfers, financing and microfinancing. Founded in 2007, M-Pesa... 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
China and Italy to produce world’s first 3D-printed car
Italian company, XEV, has partnered with Chinese company, Polymaker They are going to launch the world’s first mass-produced 3D-printed electric car The first mass-produced 3D-printed electric vehicle was launched by Polymaker, a 3D printing company based in Shanghai, and XEV Italian company at the China 3D-Printing Cultural Museum at... 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
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
Artificial intelligence could save China’s pig farms
The viability of pig rearing in China has been threatened by the rapid spread of swine fever Chinese technology firms may have found a solution with smart farming technology Almost one-third of China’s pig herds have been wiped out by swine fever or culling as a result of the... 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
Guangzhou to pilot the world’s first air traffic city
Government signed a deal with EHang to launch its first urban air mobility pilot city programme EHang is a Chinese company that operates autonomous passenger and freight low-altitude vehicles Guangzhou has been chosen as the host city to pilot EHang’s air taxis. EHang will build its very first operational... 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