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France and China to Work Together on Infrastructure and Energy Projects for Africa and Asia. China and France inked a deal to boost the two nations' cooperation on areas of infrastructure and energy projects to help African and Asian countries.

France and China to Work Together on Infrastructure and Energy Projects for Africa and Asia

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited France in late June and signed an agreement with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to provide emerging economies in Asia and Africa an opportunity to tap into "new forms of co-contracting, co-production and co-financing. " "Let us work together to help improve infrastructure, industrialisation, poverty reduction. Doing that will serve the interests of all of us," Li was quoted as saying in a speech during the visit. The partnership, France24 reports, would include the countries jointly producing civilian aircraft, selling the creations to African and Asian countries, as well as France and China cooperating in the agricultural and transport industries. France, for its part, will provide the “know-how” in the partnership with China in the development of emerging economies in Asia and Africa. Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor. July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes’ factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked.

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor

Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up and ran outside. The former People’s Liberation Army soldier harangued them loudly in Chinese, tugging at one man’s aqua polo shirt and forcing another’s shirt into his pants. Nonplussed, the workers stood silently until the eruption subsided. See Why China Aims To Invest In Africa. Nowadays Africa is a very dynamic and perspective region.

See Why China Aims To Invest In Africa

Corporations all over the world try to invest their founds in the continent. And China is a leader among other countries in investments in Africa. Charles Kolawole, who is an international relations expert, states that the role of China goes beyond trade and investment to offering alternative socio political models for development. He noted that Sino African relationship has blossomed through trade with about $120 billion dollars’ worth of trade flowing between Africa and China in 2014 alone and also generating US $ 17 billion trade deficit with Africa. China, Africa and the Indian Ocean: A New Balance of Power. For centuries the Indian Ocean was a vital conduit in the British empire, connecting colonies in South Asia with Africa as part of a vast imperial network.

China, Africa and the Indian Ocean: A New Balance of Power

Today, the Indian Ocean once again plays as a vital role in an emerging global trading empire, this time China’s. Beijing is developing a strategic trading agenda known as the Maritime Silk Road that is the part of its new, robust global strategic “One Belt, One Road” policy that is designed to link the PRC to the world’s major trading hubs in Africa, Central Asia and the Persian Gulf among others. In Africa, the Chinese are rapidly building massive rail and port infrastructure projects in Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania. While it is not known if all of these various projects are part of a larger integration plan into the Maritime Silk Road, there is no doubt that once these new facilities are operational Chinese enterprises stand to gain significant benefits. Why China Is Investing Massively in Africa - Expert. Analysis By Jonathan Isaiah Abuja ‎ — An international relations expert, Charles Kolawole has given reasons why the second biggest economy in the world, China is massively investing in Africa saying the role of China goes beyond trade and investment to offering alternative socio political models for development.

Why China Is Investing Massively in Africa - Expert

In a presentation at the university of Ilorin Post graduate departmental seminar, Kolawole explained that Sino African relationship has blossomed through trade with about $120 billion dollars' worth of trade flowing between Africa and China in 2014 alone and also generating US $ 17 billion trade deficit with Africa. On the one hand, whereas China seeks resources to power its growing and expansive industrial base, it is also looking to establish a market for its products and services, while Africa is endeavoring to generate income to finance its poverty alleviation efforts, promote domestic consumption and support industrialization to underpin economic development. Africa-also-investing-in-china-1.1877993# Bo Li CHINA, the world’s newest economic superpower, surpassed the US as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009.

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Since then, China’s investments in Africa have been growing at a staggering speed. But many people are not aware that the Sino-Africa relationship is not just a one-way street. Beyond the small businesses that attract Africans in Guangzhou – the so-called ‘Chocolate city’ in China because of the large number of Africans who live there – African companies have made considerable investments in China. By 2012, Africans had invested a cumulative $14.2 billion (R172.9bn) in China, a 43 percent increase from the $9.9bn invested by 2009. In 2012 alone, the amount of direct investments from Africa to China was about $1.4bn, mostly in petro-chemical, manufacturing, wholesale and retailing industries.

Chinese entrepreneur growing grip on Africa’s SMEs. By Arison Tamfu Wang Ying is a very demanding and famous businesswoman at Congo Market, a local market in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala.

Chinese entrepreneur growing grip on Africa’s SMEs

She deals in household utensils and assorted ladies and men’s wear and shoes. “I have been selling here for fifteen years and I really enjoy it because the demand is high,” said Wang who is fondly referred to by traders in the market as Miss China. Why Chinese Investors are Winning in Africa Over American Investors - Atlanta Blackstar. China building military base in Zimbabwe raises alarm in US. A United States panel on Africa has been told of China building a military base in eastern Zimbabwe, raising alarm in Washington which is increasingly worried about Beijing's growing influence in Africa.

China building military base in Zimbabwe raises alarm in US

The issue came up for discussion last week during a hearing on Zimbabwe by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. California Congresswoman Karen Bass sought clarification on the issue from U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr. Africa is central to China's reforms - Biz Wire - September 11,2013 - BONTV China. Mckinsey: Chinese Investment Into African Manufacturing, Agriculture & E-Commerce. Infrastructure investments in the East-West Africa corridor: China’s master plan faces challenges. Beginning in the early 2000s, China has taken a strong initiative to become an integral partner in Africa’s development.

Infrastructure investments in the East-West Africa corridor: China’s master plan faces challenges

Infrastructure investments and increasing levels of diplomacy have brought Asia’s powerhouse closer to Africa with the intent to cut out Western influence altogether. One major development that has taken the continent by storm since 2012 is the East-West corridor from Kenya’s Lamu port to Cameroon’s Douala port, aptly named The Great Equatorial Land Bridge. The development of this initiative involves the construction of a transcontinental rail, road and oil transportation network which is to cut the time needed for the movement of goods from not only East to West Africa, but also from South and North America to Asia. This CAI paper discusses the challenges which China faces in the completion of this project in various states.

The discussion reveals that the construction of the network will bring evolution to the region’s transportation and integration network. The Mass Immigration Of Chinese People Into Africa Is Almost Entirely Driven By Money. China to urge firms to sell bonds overseas to fund new Silk Road to Europe: Xinhua. China is getting ready to surge troops into Africa.

Chinese activities in Africa have expanded massively during the last decade.

China is getting ready to surge troops into Africa

To be sure, most of this has been purely economic — such as bartering access to natural resources in exchange for loans. But these money-making activities have grown so much in recent years, China is realizing it can't keep relying on African governments to protect them — and the thousands of Chinese nationals who've moved to the continent. Over 2000 Chinese companies investing in Africa - Council - Ghana Business News. The Chinese interest in Africa is not waning, as more than 2000 Chinese companies are on record to be investing in various sectors in African countries. According to information from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, more than 2,000 Chinese companies are investing in Africa in sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, finance, logistics and construction. You know all about China-Africa dealings, but here are 10 astonishing facts about the US-Africa trade. GOVERNMENT websites can be boring, but once in a while they do manage to shake themselves from sleep-inducing torpor to give up some surprising facts.

Data from the Maritime Administration division of the US Department of Transportation reveals some unexpected trade information about the US and Africa, including which countries are punching above their weight, those languishing in the doldrums, and others that have seen a rise and dramatic fall in fortunes. We gleaned ten staggering facts on the US’s waterborne trade with Africa: 1. Five years ago, waterborne cargo imports by the US from Nigeria were worth more than those from South Korea, Russia, the UK or Canada. In 2010, Nigeria was the United States’ seventh biggest source of imports by value, at $30.4-billion, the majority of it being crude oil whose value was boosted by high global oil prices. China's planned new economic 'assault base' into Africa seen as extremely ambitious. SHANGHAI Zendai Property Limited’s plan to develop a suburb northeast of Johannesburg into the “New York of Africa” is “extremely ambitious,” according to AECI Ltd., the chemicals company that sold the land last year.

Shanghai Zendai bought the 1,600-hectare (3,954-acre) plot for 1.06 billion rand ($91 million) from AECI last year and announced plans to build a financial centre and 35,000 houses to rival Johannesburg’s current business hub of Sandton. “The problem is a lot of it is agricultural land,” Mark Dytor, chief executive officer of the South African chemicals and explosives manufacturer, said by phone Tuesday. “You have to open it up, you have to put in roads, sewage lines, water et cetera. Of course, you have to do that and fund it yourself.” Industry transfer to Africa good for all[1] Updated: 2015-01-20 08:03 By Justin Yifu Lin(China Daily) The core of the "One Belt and One Road" initiative, the creation of a Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is infrastructure construction. China should also include Africa in the initiative and encourage the transfer of its labor-intensive industries to Africa. This strategy would provide developing countries with a development boost and benefit China as well.

Chinese enterprises must improve their quality, and the government can set up a foreign development cooperation department to coordinate the works of relevant ministries. China Inc. Moves Factory Floor to Africa. CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Each sparkly green television motherboard that rolls off the Hisense Co. factory line here moves China a tiny step toward a new global manufacturing base. The line's eight South African technicians monitor the assembly process by computer and have incentives to work quickly. In less than a year of operation, they are producing at the same clip of 70 seconds per board as their Chinese counterparts.

But... China Considers Building Namibia Naval Base, Namibian Reports. China has proposed building a base for its Navy in the Namibian port of Walvis Bay and a delegation will visit the African country to discuss the project, the Namibian newspaper reported, citing a letter from Namibia’s ambassador to China to the country’s foreign ministry. The Dec. 22 letter from Ambassador Ringo Abed to Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, the permanent secretary in Namibia’s foreign affairs ministry, said Abed had met Geng Yansheng, China’s defense ministry spokesman, the newspaper said. Here’s how Chinese investors are rebooting their approach to Africa. This post originally appeared at Brookings. When it comes to Africa, China's inroads are just getting started. Far and away, China has grown into the largest trading partner with the Africa, the world's poorest continent. As the Economist reports, China and Africa exchange $160 billion in goods each year, and over the past decade, more than a million Chinese, mostly laborers and merchants, have moved there.

La Chine a investi 160 millions de dollars au Maroc cette année. A l’occasion du Forum d’affaires maroco-chinois qui se tient à Pékin, la présidente de la Confédération générale des entreprises du Maroc (CGEM), Meriem Bensaleh Chaqroun a plaidé, vendredi, pour un « Made by China in Morroco ». Home. Mwanza city centre is a busy, bustling, rapidly developing place as can be seen. (File photo) A Team of Chinese investors and the authorities in Mwanza, Tanzania's second largest city after Dar es Salaam, have signed memorandum of understanding for investments in eight major areas. The areas include tourism and agriculture, authorities said on Monday.

Halifa Hida, Mwanza city director, said among the major investments the city signed with the Chinese investors were construction of satellite cities in Luchelele and Igoma suburbs in a bid to improve wildlife and cultural tourist attractions on Saanane Island and the Serengeti National Park. "The Chinese investors who visited the city were impressed by abundant investment opportunities found in the region," said Hida.

Officials and business executives from Mwanza's sister city of Yangpu in China's Shanghai toured Mwanza last week and signed the pacts in the attendance of the city's top officials. 3 Egyptian conditions for developmental projects to be implemented by China. By Shaimaa Elise. Sudan: Over 90 Million Dollars From China to Sudan Within a Week. Khartoum — Chinese government offered Sudan 250 million yuan (40 million dollar) of which 150 million is a grant while the remainder is an interest-free loan, according to an agreement, signed Sunday, at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy. Badr Eddin Mahmoud, the Minister of Finance and National Economy, said the agreement reflects the firm relations linking Sudan and China, and stands as model to be copied for the South-South Cooperation.

The minister explained that the coming period would focus on minerals, mainly oil and gold, exploration, inviting China to further increase its investment in these fields in the Sudan. He said a field worth mentioning for Chinese investment is that of productive sectors, calling on Beijing to participate in the free zones the Sudan plans to expand particularly at the borders with South Sudan and Chad, with the view to have access more to the vast African markets, COMESA in particular. How China And France Plan To Cash In Together In Africa. BEIJING — Britain, France and Germany have recently been extending olive branches to China, but France has at least one major advantage over its neighbors: It's particularly well poised to cooperate with China on investment in Africa, with historical advantages to serve as a springboard for the Asian power's ambitions on the continent.

"France has long experience in Africa," says Muriel Pénicaud, president of the French Agency for International Investments. Four Shaolin Temple Graduates Establish Martial Arts Center in Lome, Togo - YIBADA News. Four unnamed graduates from China's fabled Shaolin Temple have established a martial arts center at an undisclosed location in Lome, the capital and largest city of the Togolese Republic in West Africa, according to a report from the Global Times. Dubbed as the "Chinese Martial Arts Center of Togo," or the acronym "CCAMT" for the French equivalent, the center was formally inaugurated on Thursday, Nov. 17, with Angele Amouzou-Djake, the Togolese Minister of Sport and Leisure, and Huo Yuntian, the deputy head of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Togo, in attendance.

Like Us on Facebook Amouzou-Djake, who said the newly established center will strengthen Sino-Togolese cooperation, appealed to the Togolese people "to enroll in large number to learn [the] Chinese culture. " China delivers patrol vessel to Nigeria. Infrastructure investments in the East-West Africa corridor: China’s master plan faces challenges. Beginning in the early 2000s, China has taken a strong initiative to become an integral partner in Africa’s development. Infrastructure investments and increasing levels of diplomacy have brought Asia’s powerhouse closer to Africa with the intent to cut out Western influence altogether. One major development that has taken the continent by storm since 2012 is the East-West corridor from Kenya’s Lamu port to Cameroon’s Douala port, aptly named The Great Equatorial Land Bridge.

The development of this initiative involves the construction of a transcontinental rail, road and oil transportation network which is to cut the time needed for the movement of goods from not only East to West Africa, but also from South and North America to Asia. Moody's : "L'Afrique subsaharienne est vulnérable au ralentissement de la croissance chinoise" Africa continues to shine for investors from China. China completes sea trials for Nigerian OPV.

China’s Congo Plan : Three. No direct funding till you step down China tells Mugabe. Chinese Money In Africa Directed Away From Oil, Toward Other Sectors. China Swaps Gusto for Rigor as It Learns From Africa. China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa: Howard W. French: 9780307956989: Amazon.com: Books. Into Africa: China’s Wild Rush. China Pours $12 Billion More Into Africa With Hopes Of Building A High-Speed Rail. Le PM chinois propose les jets régionaux de fabrication chinoise aux compagnies africaines. Li pledges larger credit line, high-speed rail technology to Africa. China boosts Africa aid by $12bn. Chinese Trade with Africa Hits Record High. Chinese businessmen to invest $300 billion in Nigeria. China eyes Tanzania’s gas resources, offers energy and other deals. State group Sinopec aims to invest US$20 billion in Africa. Nigeria, China trade volume hits $6.2bn in six months. Les Chinois en Afrique - Carte interactive.

Guest Post: China-Africa Development Fund in South Africa. La chine en Afrique, la sorcellerie sur le continent africain et le succès nigérien Nollywood​ 中国开拓新市场 将开启与非洲合作的新思路. La chine s'offre le Ghana et en fait un tigre d'Afrique. La Chine va lancer deux fonds dotés de 2 milliards $ pour l’émergence industrielle de l’Afrique. Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in Africa: Myths and Realities. Chinese manufacturers channel investments into Africa. Chinese Investments in Special Economic Zones in Africa: Progress, Challenges and Lessons Learned - Africa_China_SEZs_Final.pdf. Chinese Industrial Zones in Africa 2011.png. China-Africa Trade Volume Outgrowing US-Africa Trade Volume. Africa Investment-China brings goods and roads, now Africa wants jobs. China plans multimillion Ethiopia investment. CHINESE INVESTORS ARE EYEING ON AFRICA. The China-Africa Convergence: Can America Catch Up?

Rwanda: China Grants Kigali Tax Free Access. ‫منطقة استثمار صينية في مصر تستهدف جذب ملياري دولار‬‎ Nigeria signs MoU with China on skills, technology transfer. Investment in Ethiopia, Chinese companies are amongst the major investors in Ethiopia. China’s investments in Algeria: More than $1.5 billion in one decade. La Chine renouvelle son soutien à l'Afrique. ETHIOPIE : L'ATELIER DE LA CHINE. Main basse sur l'Afrique. Quelles villes africaines ont le plus fort potentiel de croissance pour les 5 prochaines années ? For Affluent Chinese, Africa’s Growing Appeal - China Real Time Report. New Chinese President Xi aims to paint Africa red — RT Op-Edge. 600yp coin proves China, Africa trade links - Story - Environment/Sci. Chine-afrique.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 630 pixels) - Scaled (96. Afrique, l'ambition chinoise. La Chine s'installe en Afrique ( REPORTAGE COMPLET )

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Les échanges entre l’Afrique et la Chine ont atteint 166,3 milliards de dollars en 2011. Saia_sop_ 117_wu_20120618.pdf (application/pdf Object) China is biggest foreign investor in Angola in 1st semester. China Announces New $20bn Loan For Africa. China to deepen service sector cooperation with Africa. China brings jobs to Ethiopia but at what cost? 6 millions d’emplois à transférer de la Chine vers l’Afrique. Début des délocalisations massives de la Chine vers l’Afrique. Brautigam-Chinese-Investment-in.pdf (application/pdf Object) China investing in Africa - part 1.