News: Over 2.5 million people flew between China-Africa last year

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In 2018, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa. Since 2015, traffic volume has grown at a CAGR of almost 6% with around 500,000 additional passengers. • $204 billion trade between China and Africa in 2018, mainly from raw materials, with China the number-one trading partner of Africa • 10,000-plus Chinese companies across the continent • 1 million-plus […]

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News: How China is using Airport Development to Drive its Aviation plans for Africa

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China has been a latecomer to African aviation. Even though Ethiopian Airlines started flying to China in November 1973, there were few other air links between Africa and China for 30 years. The involvement of former colonial powers such as the British, Dutch and French goes back to the 1920s; former Soviet bloc countries began to show interest during the […]

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News: China has 3,722 civil aircraft, says country’s Civil Aviation Administration

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China has seen a strengthening civil aviation industry thanks to continuous growth in various aspects, such as the fleet size and total transport turnover, China’s civil aviation authorities said. According to the latest statistics released by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the country has a total of 3,722 civil aircraft at the end of June this year. Besides the […]

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News: Partnership with China is good, but Africa should be wise about it- AU Chairman

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Dr. Macaulay Onyekachi Obasi Kalu was born in Abia State, Nigeria, and grew up in Europe. He is a recipient of numerous academic and leadership awards. Kalu has facilitated the sixth region process of the African Union for more than 20 years. He is an elected policy Advisor on Diaspora Affairs for the Americas to the African Union Commission. Kalu […]

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Aviation: China Southern Airlines brings 8000 passengers to Kenya monthly now links Changsa to Africa with new Flights to Nairobi

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China Southern Airlines on Wednesday launched a direct flight between Nairobi and Changsha, the capital city of China’s Hunan Province. Judith Nashipai Kamai, supervisor of Nairobi station at China Southern Airlines told a media briefing in Nairobi that the airline already operates two weekly flights linking travelers between Nairobi and Guangzhou. “We now have four weekly non-stop flights between China […]

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News: China to issue new versions of visas from June 1

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The exit-entry departments of China’s public security authorities will start issuing new versions of visas and residence permits for foreigners from Saturday, the National Immigration Administration said on Friday. “The current versions will no longer be issued on the same day, while the documents already issued are still valid until their dates of expiry,’’ the NIA said. The new versions […]

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Africa: China to Build Cultural Center in Anambra

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China has indicated a strong interest to build a cultural center in Anambra State. This was revealed during a courtesy visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zou Pingian on the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia on Tuesday. The proposed cultural center will accommodate a theater and other facilities that will facilitate […]

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News: Africa Will Make China A Global Empire, But It Won’t Bring Prosperity To Chinese Citizens

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Africa will provide China with cheap economic resources. It will create profit opportunities for Chinese construction companies. It will provide markets for China’s cheap products. And it will serve as a bridge to Latin America. Africa will help China become a global empire. But it won’t help China become a prosperous society. Nonetheless, China is all over Africa these days. […]

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Aviation: With 786 Aircraft China Southern plans to have 1000 planes in 2 years as it expands into Africa

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According to Routes Online, China Southern Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 1,000 jets by 2020, and 2,000 aircraft by the end of 2035. As of Jun. 30, the airline owns a fleet of 786 aircraft. Earlier this week, Mr. Wan Geng Tan, the President of China Southern Airlines told the World Routes Conference that: “China’s aviation market is […]

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News: China remains Africa’s top trading partner for 9 consecutive years

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China has been Africa’s largest trading partner for nine years in a row as major cooperation programs boosted bilateral trade, official data showed Tuesday. China-Africa trade has been growing robustly since the launch of 10 major cooperation plans three years ago. In the first half of 2018, bilateral trade rose 16 percent year on year to 98.8 U.S. billion dollars, […]

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