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....
Flights between China and Africa up 630%
There was only one direct flight between China and Africa in 2010 Now there are about eight direct flights between the two Flights between Africa and China have grown by 630% in the past decade. Chinese people flying home from their workplace in African countries previously had to make... Read more
China donates buses to Mozambique
China has identified the need for Mozambique to improve public transport China donated 100 new buses China’s donation of 100 buses to Mozambique in June has helped the African government to make progress towards its goal of distributing 1 000 buses across the country in five years. Mozambique has... 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
Chinese vehicle maker BAIC Group invests R11bn in SA
In 2016, Chinese vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) announced an R11 billion investment into a vehicle assembly plant near Port Elizabeth The plant is expected to begin production before the end of 2019 BAIC’s R11 billion investment is the single largest investment in South Africa in 40 years.... Read more
China to use airships to transport cargo
China has found a new way to transport cargo with large balloon-like ships China Aviation Industry General Aircraft company to build the airship starting in 2022 China is always on the lookout for new ways to transport goods in a cost-effective manner. Cargo airships may be the answer to... Read more
China pilots passenger drones
China chooses Ehang to develop passenger drones The drone – known as Ehang184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle – has wowed critics A quadcopter passenger drone has undergone numerous tests carrying actual passengers in conditions that have mimicked a category 7 typhoon, high temperatures and visibility-hampering fog scenarios. Chinese based drone... Read more
China tests its first hydrogen fuel plane
China is the 3rd country in the world to successfully complete a maiden flight with a hydrogen fuel plane This is a major step towards low-carbon & sustainable transport China has completed 10 test flights for its new hydrogen fuel aircraft as it tries out various tails and types... Read more
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 overtakes world in the adoption of electric buses
China owns and operates 99% of the 385 000 electric buses in the world.  9 500 cutting-edge electric buses are added to China’s fleet about every five weeks.  Shenzhen has electrified all 16 359 of its public busses, the first city globally to do so.  China is increasing its electric bus... 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