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QatarEnergy Signs $6 Billion Deal With China Shipbuilder

A Chinese ship-building giant will construct 18 huge gas carriers for QatarEnergy under a $6 billion deal the Gulf firm announced on Monday. The firm hails it as the largest ever such contract. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is set ...

Chinese EV Brands Want to Dominate Global South Auto Markets

Enthusiasm for electric vehicles is waning in both the U.S. and China, but that is definitely not the case in other parts of the world where EV adoption rates are steadily rising. In fact, at the Bangkok Motor Show this week, ...

Photo Essay: Why Thais Prefer Chinese EVs

As the world races to phase out fossil fuels and transition to cleaner energy sources, transportation—like many other industries—is reinventing itself with electrification. Tesla, the American auto company known for its high-end private cars, has for years been the most famous brand in the Western world for ...

Lagos Launches Second Chinese-Built Light Rail

The Nigerian commercial hub of Lagos now has a bonafide light rail network with the launch of the city's new Chinese-built Red Line. President Bola Tinubu commissioned the new $135 million railway last Thursday, which has eight stations across 26 kilometers. ...

Sino-Turkish Competition and Cooperation in the EV Sector

By Ahmet Faruk Işık and Leonardo Bruni Türkiye’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) industry, especially with the establishment of national electric car manufacturer Togg, has given rise to both collaboration and contrast with China. ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

China’s BYD Takes Pole Position in Thailand, Southeast Asia’s Largest EV Market

Chinese electric vehicle brand BYD has been taking over Thailand by storm. Its most popular model – Atto 3 SUVs now controls 31% of Thailand’s electric vehicle (EV) segment, less than a year after it launched in October 2022.  This ...

China-Linked Group Will Run Angolan Transport Corridor

The Angolan government has signed a $450 million agreement with the Portuguese infrastructure group Mota-Engil to run rail and logistics in the Lobito Transport Corridor, which connects Lobito Port to the mining zone in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenya’s New Transport Secretary Criticizes Previous Government’s Deals with China

This week’s confirmation hearing for Kenya’s new Transport Secretary included some revealing details about prominent Chinese projects like the recently inaugurated Nairobi Expressway. Kipchumba Murkomen reacted to widespread complaints about the tolls charged to use the road, a key part of its ...

Massive Supply Chain Disruptions Expected on Key China-Africa Trade Route Due to South African Labor Unrest

Key strategic resources exported via South African ports to China are expected to face severe disruptions in the coming days and weeks in response to the declaration of force majeure by SA's state-run logistics operator Transet in response to the escalating labor strife with its ...

Chinese-Invested Portuguese Company Wins Crucial Logistics Concession in Angola

Portuguese construction major Mota-Engil outbid three Chinese state-owned companies, CITIC, Sinotrans, and CR20, to win a 30-year concession to operate the strategically important Lobito Corridor that connects the copper/cobalt belt in the southern DRC and northern Zambia with the port of Lobito in Angola. ...
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