Author: CHINAFRICA

China-Africa Think Tank Forum Discusses Ways To Deepen Global Development Cooperation

The 13th Meeting of China-Africa Think Tank Forum held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, released…

African Union Summit Reiterates Vision For An Integrated And Prosperous Continent

In an inspirational speech in 1996, then South African Deputy President Thabo Mbeki said, “Whatever…

Xinjiang Embarks On Path Towards High-Quality Development With Local Characteristics

Situated in northwest China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the largest provincial region in terms…

Border Cities In Xinjiang Play Important Part In China’ Cross-Border Rail Transportation

The expedition of Chinese explorer Zhang Qian more than 2,000 years ago is considered to…

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Visit To Africa Focuses On Addressing Practical Issues, While US Adapts To A Changing Reality

From 13 to 18 January, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited four African countries in keeping with the more than three decades of tradition where Chinese foreign ministers start their yearly overseas visits with a trip to Africa. However, while these visits have become a routine for China’s diplomatic practice, they are not an empty ritual. They represent a tradition of China-Africa pragmatic cooperation defined by mutual consultations and tangible outcomes. It is neither opportunistic nor paternalistic, but rather engagement…

How China’s Economic Recovery Is Important For The Development Agenda Of African Countries

The annual sessions of China’s National People’s Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, commonly known as Two Sessions, held in March in Beijing, not only provided details about China’s development in the past year, but also outlined the development trajectory for the future.    Under normal circumstances, one country’s economic recovery shouldn’t be of great significance to countries in another continent. But that is not the case with China. The ongoing recovery of the world’s…

China Fulfils Its Global Responsibilities By Participating In Anti-Piracy Missions

Some people, mainly in the West, were taken by surprise when six Chinese warships were seen near the Red Sea in October 2023 amid the conflict in Gaza. Some Western media and politicians tried to frame China’s mission as an escalatory move in the Middle East. However, according to Chinese media, the ships are part of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s escort taskforce responsible for safeguarding commercial vessels and fighting piracy.  As the conflict between Israel and Hamas is…

The opening of the second session of the 14th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5, 2024. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Whole-Process People’s Democracy Promotes Global Peace And Development

China’s Two Sessions that take place in early March provide an opportunity for the world to look into the country’s unique democracy – the whole-process people’s democracy. It is a concept that is misunderstood and wrongly criticised by most Western politicians as it differs from the Western notion of democracy.   As Zhang Weiwei, dean of the China Institute of Fudan University in Shanghai, said, China’s political system does not claim to be universal. Unlike Western democracy, it does not seek…

Chinese Villagers Benefit From Rice Fields Transformed From Saline-Alkaline Land

Winter is not the prime season to visit the rice fields in the village of Xiaotanzi in Dalu Town, Jungar Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China. More than 1,000 mu (about 67 hectares) of land transformed from saline wasteland is left with rows of stubble.   Summer is when this fertile land truly reveals its splendour with its green paddy fields and water full of fish and crabs, said Qiao Xu, deputy secretary of the village’s Party branch. The…

North China County Implements Measures To Improve River Ecology

Every winter, flocks of ruddy shelducks fly to Xiaotanzi, a village on the bank of the Yellow River in Jungar Banner in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Here they blithely play over and on the waters, providing a lovely view to people.  The past few years have witnessed the issuance of numerous measures aimed at protecting the Yellow River’s Jungar Banner section that runs 238 km, notably for controlling desertification and industrial wastewater, as well as the introduction of…

China Is Facilitating The Development of African Railways Through Educational Programmes

As the train engine roars, doors of the wagons gently open at 07:30 a.m., with crew members waiting for the passengers to board before starting the journey for their next destination.  An hour before the departure, Marriam Gadesa heads to the locomotive cabin and quickly tests the locomotive’s power supply, and then starts the engine.   “After the engine is started, I do the electrical and air brake tests. Once all the passengers are onboard, the driver is given a signal…

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Explores Green Development Of Coal Resources

Jungar Banner in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region boasts abundant coal deposits. With proven coal reserves of 54.4 billion tonnes and potential reserves of over 100 billion tonnes, the banner itself ensures coal supplies of 25 provincial regions across China.  Given that China has committed to peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060, Jungar Banner has been constantly exploring new ways for high-quality development. Through building intelligent coal mines and developing new-type coal chemical…

CAIF Acts As Bridge In Promoting China-Africa Industrial Cooperation And Trade Relations

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the China Africa Industrial Forum (CAIF). An outcome of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the mechanism has facilitated China-Africa exchanges and engagement in diverse fields. In the past 15 years, CAIF has helped hundreds of Chinese enterprises to invest in Africa, which has speeded up the continent’s industrialisation in terms of manufacturing, technological training and managerial expertise. ChinAfrica spoke to CAIF Secretary General Cheng Zhigang to learn more about how CAIF facilitates China-Africa…

Inner Mongolian Town Takes Giant Steps In Transitioning To Clean Energy Production

As the Chinese people across the country prepare to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, Liu Zhongyuan, a technician at the Ruichen Wanniu Livestock Farm in Jungar Zhao Town, Jungar Banner, Inner Mongolia, is busy at work.   Unlike conventional cattle farms, Ruichen Wanniu Livestock Farm adopts a new agro-husbandry development model that integrates livestock breeding with photovoltaics, featuring solar power panels installed atop the cowsheds. The farm is part of a startling transformation this traditional mining area has gone through.…

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