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WEEK IN REVIEW: South Africa Reportedly in Negotiation With Chinese EV Giant BYD to Open Manufacturing Plant in the Country

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South Africa is reportedly in negotiation with the Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD to open a manufacturing plant in the country, according to the cabinet. BYD, China’s best-selling car brand, launched its first e-vehicle in SA last year. South Africa has a robust auto-building sector, which includes a plant by another Chinese automaker, BAIC, which produces 100,000 vehicles per year. (ENGINEERING NEWS)

The Chinese tech giant Huawei has opened a cloud data center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following the establishment of a regional headquarters in the kingdom earlier this year. The center will support AI applications and language models in Arabic, as well as Saudi government services. It is Huawei’s 30th cloud center globally. The company plans to invest $400 million in the Saudi cloud sector in the next five years. (REUTERS)

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