South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg
South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

China seeks to expand influence in Africa with more digital projects

  • Assistant foreign minister tells forum that cooperation will be stepped up in areas like the digital economy, smart cities and 5G networks
  • It comes as strategic rival the United States is also trying to boost trade and investment with African nations

Topic |   China-Africa relations
South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg
South Africa’s first commercial 5G network uses equipment from Chinese firm Huawei. China plans to increase digital cooperation and investments in Africa. Photo: Bloomberg
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