Connecting Africa to China
TikTok a hit among African youth
Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is targeting growth in African countries, as it offers a new platform for influencers across the continent. TikTok has been raising awareness of its benefits through “creator sessions” for youths in Nairobi, Kenya. It has partnered with Transsion, a Chinese phone maker with a major... Read more
Recovering China to assist Algeria to tackle Covid-19
As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches critical mass in Spain and Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria is receiving much-needed assistance from its trade ally, China. The north African nation has recorded over 130 deaths since the pandemic found its way to Algerian shores and has an estimated 1 300... Read more
First Chinese-built skyscraper heralds new capital for Egypt
Chinese state-owned construction giant, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), has announced the completion of the first of 20 new skyscrapers that will form part of the skyline of the new administrative capital of Egypt. The massive operation is part of Egypt’s ‘New Administrative Capital’ project announced in 2015. The project... Read more
SA-China breakthrough delivers giant leap for quantum computing
The Huazhang Unversity of Science and Technology (HUST) and Ph.D. students from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) have collaborated to establish a way to transfer data across fibre-optic networks securely. The breakthrough will benefit both academia and business. The feat, which was previously impossible, was overseen by Wits professor,... Read more
Chinese construction giants to build Africa’s largest wind farm
Sany Heavy Industries, China’s largest industrial equipment manufacturer, has partnered with the regional government of Singida, Tanzania, to construct Africa’s largest wind farm. The company is a newcomer to turbine manufacturing, beginning operations in 2010, but is already China’s fourth largest exporter of turbine units. Sany produces turbine units... Read more