BRICS introduces “partner country” status as stepping stone to full membership

27/06/2024 CEN_net 0

The BRICS group of nations has slowed down the accession of new membership in the group – it has voted to temporarily suspend new membership applications and focus on integrating the countries which have joined most recently. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced this decision in Minsk on June 25, 2024. Lavrov said that the Group of Ten BRICS members had decided to “take a break with the accession of new […]

Chinese Used Solar Panels Transforming Africa

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

Despite over a decade of efforts by the US to hinder China’s photovoltaic industry, China’s PV sector has emerged strong, leading the world. China stands at the forefront of the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, boasting remarkable achievements in both production and innovation. With a staggering production share of over 90% for polysilicon and 98% for solar wafers, China dominates the supply chain, shaping the landscape of renewable energy worldwide. The […]

New Chinese 1,000-km range EV battery

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

New Chinese 1,000-km range EV battery super-charges at 1 km/sec Chinese Electric Vehicle battery manufacturer CATL made headlines around the globe last August when it presented the Shenxing battery, an LFP (Lithium Ferrophosphate) pack capable of adding 400 kilometers of range in a mere 10 minutes at the charger. Not a year later, and that pack’s powering actual cars. This year, the company has rolled the tech into an even […]

China restoring underwater “grasslands”

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

Chinese researchers dedicated to restoring underwater “grassland” Carrying an oxygen tank and wearing a diving suit, Zhang Peidong, a professor from the Ocean University of China (OUC), dived into a sea area off the city of Weihai in east China’s Shandong Province, to take samples from the seabed and bring them back for testing. “I’ve been diving for 16 years but I’m still excited every time I dive down as […]

Chinese-Made EV “Charging Stations” Surge in European and American Markets

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

In the rapidly evolving landscape of global automotive technology, Chinese charging stations have become a cornerstone of the international charging infrastructure, mirroring the country’s burgeoning prowess in new energy vehicles (NEVs). Recently, a representative from a leading Chinese charging station company announced a significant surge in exports, with figures climbing from 30,000 units in 2021 to an impressive 150,000 units in 2023. This growth is indicative of the global demand […]

Zimbabwe to boost wildlife cooperation with China

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

Zimbabwe is keen to enhance cooperation with China to boost wildlife conservation and unlock the potential of its wildlife economy, a senior government official has said. John Paradza, Zimbabwe’s deputy minister of environment, climate and wildlife, said in a recent written interview with Xinhua that Zimbabwe is endowed with rich biodiversity that offers vast opportunities for Zimbabwe-China cooperation. “We can have more environmentally friendly investors who can partner with us […]

Malaysia and Thailand seek to join BRICS alliance

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

Malaysia joins Thailand as south east Asian nations seeking entry into the BRICS bloc in 2024. Over the last several years, the BRICS alliance has increased its influence in global geopolitics. It has sought to use this expanded influence and de-dollarization to reshape global finance. Moreover, it has continually sought to implement a multipolar world that embraces greater participation and competition. That is set to be enhanced by its growth […]

Chinese company powers Egypt’s clean energy future at Benban Solar Park in Aswan

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

Egypt is at the heart of the global solar belt, and thus it is one of the richest countries in the world for solar energy. The Benban Solar Park in Aswanhas become a paradigm of China-Egypt cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. Egypt became a full member of the BRICS group of developing nations on 1 January 2024. Source:

World’s first 18MW offshore wind turbine installed in China’s Guangdong

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

An 18-megawatt semi-direct drive offshore wind turbine was successfully installed in a coastal test base in the city of Shantou, south China’s Guangdong province Wednesday. It is the world’s largest installed offshore wind turbine, according to its developer, Dongfang Electric Corporation. The rotor diameter of the wind turbine is 260 meters, and the swept area is more than 53,000 square meters, which is equivalent to the size of 7.4 standard […]

Dam shows potential of China-Kenya BRI partnership

25/06/2024 CEN_net 0

The Chinese-built Thwake Multipurpose Dam in Kenya is almost complete, and its commissioning later this year will pave the way for the country’s socio-economic transformation. The dam, located at the intersection of the rivers Thwake and Athi, in the south of Kenya, is constructed by China Gezhouba Group Co, is the pioneer project of China-Kenya joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the flagship project of the Kenya […]