Massawa port in Eritrea has a special economic zone and access to waterways that could benefit China’s trade ambitions. Photo: AFP
Massawa port in Eritrea has a special economic zone and access to waterways that could benefit China’s trade ambitions. Photo: AFP
Africa

China hits out at sanctions on new African belt and road partner Eritrea as it focuses on ports

  • The US and some European countries have punished Eritrea for its involvement in the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
  • The tiny nation is strategically important to China’s attempts to expand its trade, given its proximity to Red Sea, Suez Canal and Europe

Topic |   Africa
Massawa port in Eritrea has a special economic zone and access to waterways that could benefit China’s trade ambitions. Photo: AFP
Massawa port in Eritrea has a special economic zone and access to waterways that could benefit China’s trade ambitions. Photo: AFP
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