Chinese companies built Africa’s first modern electrified railway, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. Photo: Xinhua
Kai Zhu
Opinion

Opinion

Kai Zhu

After state loans, China wants private investment to play a greater role in Africa’s next stage of growth

  • Beijing is looking to Africa to realise its vast potential by moving away from state loans and embracing economic reforms and entrepreneurship — like China did 40 years ago

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Chinese companies built Africa’s first modern electrified railway, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. Photo: Xinhua
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African art in China: a photo by Osborne Macharia shows a former female circumciser from Kenya in bold clothing at Beijing’s A.C. Art Museum Hotel, part of the exhibition “Sir, where is this place?” Photo: Osborne Macharia

Banishing African stereotypes in China: Beijing photo show uses art to create new narratives

  • “Sir, where is this place?”, a photo show at Beijing’s A.C. Art Museum Hotel, features works by 14 artists from 10 African countries
  • South African curator Megan Mace says she wants to bring new energy to African art in China and create new narratives about the continent
Topic |   Art

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African art in China: a photo by Osborne Macharia shows a former female circumciser from Kenya in bold clothing at Beijing’s A.C. Art Museum Hotel, part of the exhibition “Sir, where is this place?” Photo: Osborne Macharia
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