Connecting Africa to China

Chinese electric car maker to enter European market

Aiways has obtained the necessary permits and certifications to enter Europe Aiways is a Shanghai-based startup that will begin selling in China this month Aiways introduced its electric vehicles to the Chinese market in November 2019 and plans to expand to Europe in 2020, with a focus on Norway, the…

China uses 5G to boost tomato crops

China has turned to 5G technology to increase productivity of its tomato crops A new smart greenhouse facilitates this revolutionary technology A new greenhouse at Wuzhen International Internet Agriculture Expo Park will boost China’s tomato production through the use of newly launched 5G technology. 5G technology is expected to enhance…

China is working on an electric helicopter

Chinese researchers are developing an electric helicopter The goal is to develop a prototype for demonstration purposes Chinese researchers are developing an electric helicopter, starting with the tail rotor, according to the China Helicopter Research and Development Institute in Jiangxi Province in China. Researchers and engineers at the institute are…

Incubation zone for China-Africa trade

An incubation zone will facilitate trade between Africa and China The China-Africa Economic and Trade Incubation Zone will be located in Changsha, China An incubation zone to provide a single point to facilitate trade between China and Africa is being set up in Gaoqiao Grand Market in the capital of…

Underground autonomous delivery system for Xiongan

A magnetic-suspension delivery loop is in the works in Xiongan The autonomous system will be constructed in the next two to three years An intelligent delivery system that connects logistic centres, supermarkets, warehouses and industrial parks is to be built underground in Hebei Province, north of China. The system will…

China launches 5G

Three state telecoms rolled out 5G services on 1 November 5G, or fifth generation internet, will have super fast speeds and wider coverage China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom made 5G plans available in stores and online from Friday,1 November. 5G promises to reduce lag while increasing speed, and…

The RuralStar Solution

Huawei helps bridge the digital gap in African rural areas since 2017 The RuralStar solution provides network coverage to more than 40 million people Huawei released RuralStar, which connects rural areas to cost-effective mobile broadband and voice services, two years ago. RuralStar has been rolled out in over 20 emerging…

Apple launches China Clean Energy Fund

China and Apple have formed the China Clean Energy Fund The project will supply 134 megawatts of clean energy to China’s national grid Apple launched the first of its kind China Clean Energy Fund in 2018 to connect suppliers with clean energy projects in China. Along with Apple, 10 Chinese…

China breeds Unicorns

A unicorn company is typically a privately-owned startup that reaches a $1 billion market value China has the highest concentration of unicorns in the world At the beginning of 2019, there were almost 500 unicornsin the world. The term unicorn was coined to emphasise the rarity of a startup reaching…

Jack Ma Foundation backs African entrepreneurs

The Jack Ma Foundation, founded by co-founder of the Alibaba Group, launched the African Netpreneur Prize Initiative The program has called for applications to identify an African entrepreneur hero who will inspire Recently retired Jack Ma formed the Jack Ma Foundation in 2014 to promote human development while making a…