Tags » China-Africa

China and India face the biggest dependency on external energy supplies among the world’s rising powers. Having outgrown their domestic energy sources both countries are looking abroad to meet their growing power needs. 1,169 more words


This week I’m looking at what is currently a red hot trend, namely Chinese investment in global property and real estate, which just happens to tie in very well… 1,729 more words

Emerging Markets

'You Get What You Pay For': Amb. David Shinn on China - Africa Engagement

Today, I heard Ambassador (Burkina Faso & Ethiopia) David Shinn speak on ‘China’s Engagement with Africa.’  The event was held at the African-American Civil War Museum in the U Street Corridor under the sponsorship of the DC… 595 more words

High-tech Chinese Start-ups and African Development: The Story of MySimax

Today we have a guest post by Thibaud Andre, a French consultant working in China.

In 2009, the Chinese government announced the establishment of “a special loan for small and medium-sized African businesses” which offered $1,200 million to support the development of “agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, fishing, processing and manufacturing, trade and logistics, and other industries closely associated with people’s livelihoods in Africa”. 601 more words


The Geo-Politics of Historic Trade Routes: The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal

When it first opened in the 1860s the Suez Canal revolutionised international trade by cutting the travelling distance from India and the Far East to Europe at a stroke. 544 more words