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Hunan Province is Fast Becoming a Major Hub for China-Africa Trade and Logistics

Wu Peng is the Director-General of the Department of African Affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopian Airlines launched a new cargo route between Addis Ababa and Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan, the latest China-Africa aviation trade link. The first flight took off last week and is expected to ferry some 17,000 metric tons of goods.

The aviation trade route is the latest effort by Hunan provincial authorities to establish the province as a central China-Africa trade and logistics hub. 

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