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Morocco Signs Agreement for EV Battery Plant With Chinese Company

The Moroccan government signed a $300 million agreement with China’s BTR New Material Group to build a plant in the port city of Tangier to produce cathodes used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The government considers this plant the first step ...

New IMF Report Takes the Pulse of Rapidly Changing China-Africa Economic Trends

Talks are underway between African and Chinese negotiators over the agenda for the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit that will take place later this year in Beijing. But this year's FOCAC is going to be very different than previous ...

Major Wall Street Investors Are Moving Money From China to India

Wall Street was once in love with China and plowed tens of billions of dollars into the country, helping to fund decades of growth. Now, that love affair is coming to an end as the Street's big players shift their attention and their money to India.

3 Things Kenya’s Foreign Minister Should Focus On During 3-Day China Visit

Kenya's top diplomat Musalia Mudavadi kicked off a three-day official visit to China on Wednesday, where he will hold talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other senior officials. The visit comes at a crucial time for ties between the two countries as ...

China Could Fund Kenyan Rail Through Public-Private Partnership: Kenyan President

Kenyan President William Ruto renewed his calls for China to fund the third stretch of the country’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Speaking at a roundtable event in Nairobi during the weekend, Ruto said the project is currently being discussed in Beijing and could move forward as a public-private partnership. ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

U.S. Becoming Increasingly Worried About Chinese EV Car Brands Setting Up Factories Across the Border in Mexico

The United States government is becoming nervous about the prospect of Chinese automakers building new factories in Mexico that would afford those new vehicles duty-free access into the U.S. market. MG, BYD and Chery are reportedly all in talks to build ...

Examining New Data on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment across the Wider Mediterranean Region

By Leonardo Bruni Here at the ChinaMed Project, we are pleased to announce that we recently updated our database, ChinaMed Data, with the latest figures on Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the wider Mediterranean region. In this edition of the ...

iPhone Maker Foxconn to Invest $1.5 Billion in India as It Looks Beyond China

As it looks to build beyond China, Foxconn Technology will invest more than $1.5 billion in an Indian construction project to fulfill “operational needs,” the Apple supplier said Monday. Foxconn, based in Taiwan, has significant operations in mainland China. Foxconn’s factories ...

Thailand Promotes Land Bridge Project at APEC

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is pitching a $28 billion project aimed at bypassing the Straits of Malacca at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit this week. He also promoted the project at China’s Belt and Road Forum in October. Thavisin told potential ...

Lithium Sector Leads Big Increase in Chinese Investment into Zimbabwe

Licenses issued by the Zimbabwean government could lead to $2.79 billion in Chinese investment flowing into the country. The funding will mostly go to the mining and energy sector. Zimbabwe has one of the largest deposits of lithium in the world ...
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