Chinese-built hydropower station in Zambia turns on 1st generator

The first generator for the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station, an infrastructure project in Zambia which was built by Chinese companies, has been put into operation in August 2021. As the largest single building infrastructure project and the largest hydropower … Continue reading Chinese-built hydropower station in Zambia turns on 1st generator

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Zambia call for close cooperation with China on capacity building for green economy

The Zambian Minister for Green Economy and Environment, Hon. Eng. Collins Nzovu, MP, has called for close bilateral relations between Zambia and China in the areas of forestry development and management, green economy and climate change, meteorological and weather services, … Continue reading Zambia call for close cooperation with China on capacity building for green economy

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China and Nigeria to form partnership to bring renewable energy to rural parts of Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China on renewable clean energy. The project will boost electricity supply to rural parts of Nigeria. China has also donated rural solar … Continue reading China and Nigeria to form partnership to bring renewable energy to rural parts of Nigeria

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Mercury contamination reaches deepest parts of ocean: Chinese study

Chinese researchers and collaborators recently found that hadal trenches, the deepest parts of an ocean, receive a large amount of mercury. The study, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by a research team led by Xu Yunping, with Shanghai Ocean University and its international collaborators. Through the full-ocean-depth lander, self-developed by the Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, researchers collected sediment samples from hadal zones, that can have depths of 6,000 to 11,000 meters, including the Mariana Trench, and found that even the world’s deepest ocean realm is … Continue reading Mercury contamination reaches deepest parts of ocean: Chinese study

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From ending deforestation in China, to ending it everywhere

Experts argue China can build on protections for its own forests and expand due diligence to cover overseas products. [This article is republished in full from China Dialogue under a Creative Commons licence] Last month, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow gave new impetus to forest conservation worldwide. Signatories to the Glasgow declaration on forest and land use committed to “halt and reverse” forest loss and land degradation by 2030, while at the same time “delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation.” The 141 countries that signed up contain 90% of global forest coverage. Phasing out coal has received most … Continue reading From ending deforestation in China, to ending it everywhere

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China, ASEAN to share new opportunities with RCEP in effect: experts

ASEAN and China share common development goals and face common challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, thus the two sides need closer ties to ensure the stability of supply and production chains to adapt to changes in the regional and international environments. (Dang Xuan Thanh, vice president, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) Experts call on China and ASEAN to strengthen cooperation to better make use of the opportunities brought by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The 13th China-ASEAN Think Tank Strategic Dialogue Forum was held on Wednesday in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with … Continue reading China, ASEAN to share new opportunities with RCEP in effect: experts

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Uganda’s Entebbe-Kampala Expressway – BRI project connects major cities and international airport

Tourists and visitors traveling through Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport can save time between their destinations thanks to the 51-kilometer Kampala-Entebbe Expressway that was constructed by Chinese contractors. The recently commissioned Entebbe-Kampala Expressway gives the travel manager easy access to his destination as the expressway stretches from the outskirts of the capital and leads to the main airport, cutting a 2-hour-long journey to only around 30 minutes. Entebbe airport is Uganda’s major international airport and serves as the main entry point into the country. A tour and travel manager David Mulindwa drives over 30 kilometers to get to the country’s principal … Continue reading Uganda’s Entebbe-Kampala Expressway – BRI project connects major cities and international airport

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China’s BRI – new global green investment

The immense regional as well global popularity of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has now rattled the policy makers sitting in the Washington DC and Brussels to start their own impromptu so-called global mega projects of development. The so-called the Build Back Better World (B3W) with the commitment to invest up to $40 trillion and EU sponsored the Global Gateway Strategy (GGS) with 300 billion Euros. Both global financial players termed their versions of BRI as inclusive, transparent, open and last but not the least, development-oriented with no secret conditions. Both claimed to announce their mega projects to … Continue reading China’s BRI – new global green investment

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Tibet-Kathmandu railway in focus as China vows change for landlocked Nepal

China announces it will help Nepal realise its dream of becoming a ‘land-linked country’ US$8 billion cross-border railway from south Tibet to Kathmandu is key project in Belt & Road plan in South Asia In May 2017, Nepal joined the … Continue reading Tibet-Kathmandu railway in focus as China vows change for landlocked Nepal

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: $62 billion BRI plan to build Pakistan

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a mega plan that has the potential to revolutionize the Pakistan economic reality. CPEC has contributed to resolving the serious electricity shortage in Pakistan — a big hurdle to industrial development. Before the commercial operation of a number of energy projects under CPEC, Pakistan was suffering a severe power crisis, with 12-18 hours of load shedding in a day, interrupting industrial production. However, in recent years, entities like PowerChina (the world’s largest infrastructure construction investor ) have undertaken many energy projects under CPEC, including the Diamer Basha Dam Project, the 4th and 5th expansion of the … Continue reading China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: $62 billion BRI plan to build Pakistan

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Cambodian expressway funded under Belt and Road over 70% completed

The expressway is one of the Cambodia-China cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Nearly 71 percent of the construction work on the Chinese-invested Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Expressway has been completed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) said in a news release on 12 December 2021. Road Traffic Technology reports that the 190km-long Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway will be the largest roadway in Cambodia when operational in 2023. The new expressway will act as an efficient link between the capital city Phnom Penh and the coastal city Sihanoukville. Being developed as … Continue reading Cambodian expressway funded under Belt and Road over 70% completed

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China-aided rural water project in Cambodia completed

KAMPONG CHHNANG — The second phase of the China-aided rural water supply project in Cambodia has come to an end, constructing 964 pumping wells and 54 community ponds in 10 provinces, officials said here on 9 Dec 2021. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the two-year project, Cambodian Minister of Rural Development Ouk Rabun expressed his profound gratitude to the government and people of China for funding the project, which was essential to boosting rural economy and livelihoods. He said China had fulfilled the dream of the Cambodian rural people who had longed for clean water, saying … Continue reading China-aided rural water project in Cambodia completed

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China supports progress and sovereignty in Latin America – “Great Wall against American hegemonism”

“Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, 19 of the 33 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region have signed up to the China-led global infrastructure development strategy. … Economic links between Latin America and … Continue reading China supports progress and sovereignty in Latin America – “Great Wall against American hegemonism”

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Landmark China-built Belgrade-Budapest Railway breaks ground in Serbia 

The construction of a new section of the China-constructed Belgrade-Budapest Railway was launched in Novi Sad City, Serbia, on Monday, with high-ranking officials from Serbia, Hungary and China marking the launch with a groundbreaking ceremony. The 350-kilometer Budaphara-Serbia Railway is a landmark project of China and the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs). VIDEO: https://youtu.be/5XEDer0Q9k0 Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto and Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Novi Sad – Subotica border section of the Budaphara-Serbia Railway, which links the capitals of Budapest and … Continue reading Landmark China-built Belgrade-Budapest Railway breaks ground in Serbia 

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China and Pakistan work hand in hand for green CPEC

The Chinese and Pakistani governments have been supporting each other in nature conservation and practicing the idea of a green Belt and Road to promote the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. ISLAMABAD, Dec. 9, 2021 — China and Pakistan are keeping their commitment to making the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a green project, and enable future generations to have a green environment. Besides the green CPEC initiative, the Chinese government and companies are also supporting Pakistan in the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program of the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan by vigorously participating and donating in the drive. … Continue reading China and Pakistan work hand in hand for green CPEC

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China to open ‘green lanes’ for African agricultural exports as China-Africa trade sees massive growth

China plans to open ‘green lanes’ for African agricultural exports to China and work to reach $300 billion in total imports from Africa in the next three years. From January to October this year, China-Africa trade and the Asian giant’s direct investment in Africa both bucked the trend, reaching over $207 billion and $2.6 billion respectively, up 37.5% and 10% year-on-year, according to China’s ambassador to South Africa, Chen Xiaodong. Addressing a webinar in South Africa entitled: “FOCAC (China-Africa Cooperation Forum): Mapping China-Africa Relations Post-Covid”, Chen said China-South Africa trade delivered “a more robust performance”.  “Our total trade reached around … Continue reading China to open ‘green lanes’ for African agricultural exports as China-Africa trade sees massive growth

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How can China help South Africa achieve a ‘just energy transition’ ?

Africa is looking at China’s presence in energy on the continent with hope for a just energy transition from coal to renewables. On 22 September, speaking at the UN General Assembly, China’s president, Xi Jinping, announced China would provide strong support for green transitions in developing nations and stop building coal power overseas. On 30 November, the 8th Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) issued a declaration reiterating those points on climate change. At the recent annual meeting of the Africa Coal Network, the hundred-plus organisations attending from over 20 African nations welcomed the move and called for China to be a responsible partner in supporting renewables … Continue reading How can China help South Africa achieve a ‘just energy transition’ ?

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Egypt, China establish joint lab for smart agriculture

Egyptian and Chinese scientific research institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint laboratory for smart agriculture, the Chinese Embassy in Egypt said in a statement on Wednesday. The agreement, which calls for establishing a joint lab for smart agriculture cooperation, as well as executing important cooperative research projects, holding scientific seminars and conferences, and exchanging visits of professors, lecturers, and students between Egypt and China, was signed between Egypt’s National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), which belongs to the country’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and China’s Institute of Agricultural Resources … Continue reading Egypt, China establish joint lab for smart agriculture

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North Korea increases green energy – fosters energy partnership with China

In 2017 North Korea generated 55 percent of its total electricity from hydroelectric plants (with the remaining 45 percent coming from fossil fuels). Thus the socialist country already displays a national reliance on renewable energy. The North Korean leadership wants to further … Continue reading North Korea increases green energy – fosters energy partnership with China

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Cuba and China strengthen ties through the Belt and Road strategy

Cuba it should be remembered was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with China back in 1960. Sixty-one years after that union, both nations continue to collaborate with each other in the fight against hegemonism and unilateralism, the use of force, and violation of international laws. Today, the two countries have a new reason for rapprochement; the Chinese project of the Belt and Road, which once again unites the island with the Asian giant, this time to further strengthen trade ties and boost the economic development of the Greater Antilles. “This is the initiative of the future. … Continue reading Cuba and China strengthen ties through the Belt and Road strategy

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Chinese Experience: Helping to save the Aral Sea

The Aral Sea has a grand history in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region and was once one of the four largest lakes in the world, covering 68,380 square kilomters with Kazakhstan to the north and Uzbekistan to the south. Its name means “Island Sea” as this water body is surrounded by the forbidding deserts and dry steppes. As many are aware, Soviet irrigation projects begun in the 1960s and other environmental challenges have severely depleted this once massive inland sea and by 2007, it had shrunk to 10 percent of its original size. But what many don’t know is … Continue reading Chinese Experience: Helping to save the Aral Sea

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Guinea-Bissau joins Belt and Road Initiative

China and African nation Guinea-Bissau, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making the African nation the latest member of BRI, according to the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planner. The MOU was signed on Nov. 22 by Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce and Suzi Carla Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau, the commission said in a statement. To date, China has signed more than 200 BRI cooperation documents with 142 countries and 32 international organizations. Source: People’s Daily (Xinhua) November 28, 2021.http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/1128/c90000-9925208.html Continue reading Guinea-Bissau joins Belt and Road Initiative

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Maldives power grids to be transformed into a hybrid renewable energy system by China

🔴 A Chinese renewable energy firm has signed an agreement with the Maldives to provide a hybrid solar-diesel power system in the inhabited islands of an atoll south of capital Male. Sino Soar Hybrid (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd has won the bid for the mini-grid project in August 2021. The Maldives environment minister Shauna Aminath and the company’s project manager signed the agreement on Monday. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported project is for design, supply, installation and maintenance of a grid-tied solar PV-diesel hybrid power project in 12 islands of Thaa atoll, 220 km south of Male. One of … Continue reading Maldives power grids to be transformed into a hybrid renewable energy system by China

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Eritrea Joins Belt And Road Initiative

The north-east African country Eritrea has signed an MoU with China to join the Belt And Road Initiative. The MOU was signed on November 25, 2021 by the Chinese Ambassador Cai Ge and Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh. Eritrea is strategically important as it has access to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and to Europe, as well as to waters in the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and on towards the Indian Ocean. The country covers 117,600 square kilometres, with an estimated population of 4.5 million. The national GDP is about US$6.4 billion (PPP) with a GDP per … Continue reading Eritrea Joins Belt And Road Initiative

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