BY SILVI WRITER Rwanda’s premium coffee, tea and handcrafts will soon hit China’s massive online shopping markets, courtesy of the launch of electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) in the African nation. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma launched first eWTP in Africa – the second outside China. The new platform, which is also expected boost Rwanda’s tourism among Chinese … Continue reading What made Jack Ma to invest in Rwanda?
BY WANG XIAOZHU What is the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of Africa? I asked this question to many of my peer countrymen, friends in real life and online, colleagues, family members, and even random diners I shared a table with in restaurants. I got two very contrasting basic images of Africa. The good one includes rare animals and … Continue reading China can be much hotter than Africa: how Chinese misunderstand the Continent
BY SILVI WRITER China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) said the ratio of its Chinese to local employees is approximately 1:10 in Africa, and the state-owned construction company has completed a total of 10,605 km of railway in the continent. Distance between Hong Kong and London is 9,607 km, in comparison. Chen Fenjian, party secretary of the CRCC, made the remarks as the 2018 Forum … Continue reading We have 9 times more African employees than Chinese, said Beijing’s largest rail constructor
BY SILVI WRITER Faced with saturated market at home, foreign beer brewers such as United States-based Anheuser-Busch, Interbrew of Belgium and Asahi of Japan rushed to grab a slice of China’s beer market, which was then second only to the US in consumption, back in the 1990s. While most foreign breweries struggled to sell their branded products, South African Breweries (SAB) had a different … Continue reading Africa invests in China too, as relations are “not one-way street”
BY SILVI WRITER Diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and African countries date back to 1956, when Beijing established official ties with Egypt. Africa is a high priority in Chinese foreign policy. Out of all 54 African countries, Swaziland is now the only one which is yet to have diplomatic relations with Beijing. It is Taiwan’s last remaining ally in Africa, … Continue reading China-Africa Relations: Things you need to know
BY WANG XIAOZHU As I checked in at a Beijing hotel the other day, my attention was caught by a massive world map on the wall behind the reception desk. What struck me was not its size, but the fact it was different from the maps I’d seen displayed in Europe. In this map, the central point was the Pacific Ocean rather than Western Europe. … Continue reading OPINION: We Can’t Wait and See how Narcissist Politicians and Egos Destroy the World