Green Transport: Ethiopia’s Chinese Electric Buses

20/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Chinese electric buses introduced to Ethiopia to advance green transport agenda In Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, the city’s mounting gridlock is creating safety and health risks, producing more greenhouse gas emissions and impeding economic development.  Ethiopia became a member of the BRICS bloc of emerging economies on January 1, 2024. In late March 2024, the Ethiopian government launced an electric bus service as part of the countries efforts to […]

Sustainability driving China’s next economic transformation

19/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Writing in the South China Morning Post, analyst Lub Bun Chong reflects on the fact that many Western narratives “red-flag” China’s economic situation but in doing so do not grasp that these are the side-effects of the transformations China initiated in 2014 by ushering in a “new normal” and ditching high GDP targets. Resources that are not wasted on blindly chasing GDP growth are either conserved or judiciously utilised. China’s […]

Climate change, not cloud seeding, responsible for UAE flood

19/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Crazy and baseless rumours are circulating that the recent flood in the BRICS-member United Arab Emirates was caused by cloud seeding. No so. There was no recent cloud seeding activity conducted prior to the storm. It was totally compatible with the impacts of climate change. Certain forces will do all they can to confuse people on global warming and its affect on climate. See text from the Times of India […]

China solar for Suriname remote villages

13/04/2024 CEN_net 0

BRI: China helps Suriname solve power shortage in remote villages Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China is helping local people in remote areas build small hybrid power plants in the South American country of Suriname. Nine of the villages are so remote that diesel can only be brought in by boat on the river. In May 2018 Suriname signed a memorandum of understanding with China to jointly build the […]

Vietnam working on BRICS membership bid 

12/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Vietnam is actively working on a bid to join the BRICS economic group, Russia’s Izvestia newspaper has reported. Vietnam is a developing country with a population of over 99 million people, and has a mixed socialist-oriented market economy. It is the 35th-largest economy in the world by nominal gross domestic product and the 26th-largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity. It is strategically positioned on the South China […]

Iran joining BRICS ‘will add value’

11/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Published2022/08/19 The 14th BRICS summit took place on 23rd and 24th June 2022 by video conference hosted by China. Iran has applied to become a member of BRICS, and Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi was invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the summit. President Raisi gave a speech, elaborating on Iran’s viewpoints on the most important international issues and expansion of cooperation with other countries. According to a report […]

BRI projects benefit PNG

11/04/2024 CEN_net 0

BRI projects bring significant benefits Papua New Guinea Published2022/08/12 BRI boosts local living standard, creates jobs, and nurtures skills in PNG Papua New Guinea was the first country in the South Pacific to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the construction of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Projects undertaken by Chinese enterprises under the BRI have led to fruitful benefits for local people – higher living standards, more […]

China’s advantage in green manufacturing

08/04/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s advantage in green manufacturing is blessing for climate action “Washington’s longing for China to slow down its green technology innovation and exports in order to give US companies more time to catch up is laughable.” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on March 27, 2024 alleged that a jump in China’s green technology exports is “problematic” for the US and the world, particularly at a time when the US is […]

BRICS grain exchange proposal

03/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Proposal for a BRICS grain exchange: High-tech digital marketplace In recent years, the international status of agriculture in the BRICS countries has continuously improved. As far back as 2018, the gross agricultural production of the BRICS countries accounted for more than 50% of the world’s total. Further strengthening the developing cooperation of the BRICS countries is of great significance for ensuring global food security A Russian proposal for a BRICS […]

African Union praises China health aid

28/03/2024 CEN_net 0

African Union praises China’s help to promote health in Africa – Africa CDC headquarters wins acclaim as major outcome of BRI cooperation The China-aided African Center for Disease Control (CDC) Headquarters Building Project, a milestone project in China-Africa public health cooperation, was officially inaugurated on January 11, 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. China funded and built the Africa CDC headquarters, which accommodates all key facilities in one place, helping to […]