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

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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