China key to climate change fight

28/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s green efforts ‘most important factor in global fight against climate change’ – report says. China’s progress for tackling the climate crisis has been described as “remarkable” and “possibly the single most important factor” in the world’s battle against the climate crisis. CREA, Helsinki The opinions and analysis has been published in the annual climate transition report for China by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), […]

New Thai-Chinese High Speed Rail

22/11/2023 CEN2 0

Over the past decade or so, China has also been working hard to promote cooperation with Southeast Asian countries, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative has become an important platform connecting various Southeast Asian countries. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China has invested in and constructed a large number of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, among which the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway and the China-Laos Railway are among the most […]

Nigeria benefits from Chinese solar

21/11/2023 CEN2 0

Off-grid solar systems present a valuable alternative for Nigerians affected by frequent blackouts. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa – 224 million people, placing it sixth in the world, just behind Indonesia and Pakistan, and more than the combined populations of Germany, France and the UK. Most Nigerians living in cities experience frequent power cuts, while three-quarters of rural Nigerians remain without access to electricity at all. One solution to this […]

China’s massive leap forward

17/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s emissions could peak this year! The following article is from the US. The first paragraph would be at home in any US anti-China rant. But read on, the author shows how the “China bad guy” theme is wearing thin in the face of undeniable facts. China is the climate elephant in the room. It is responsible for 29.2% of the world’s annual emissions, giving it the unwanted title of […]

Plastic pollution under spotlight

15/11/2023 CEN2 0

About 2,000 delegates from around the world are gathering in the Kenyan capital Nairobi for fresh talks on the landmark international treaty to combat plastic pollution. In December 2018, China’s State Council launched a plan to restrict the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic bags and tableware, and to expand the application of degradable plastic products. Under the initiative, the performance of enterprises in service industries such as hotels […]

Chinese battery factory for Hungary

15/11/2023 CEN2 0

Recently, China’s largest electric vehicle battery manufacturer, CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited), reached an agreement with Hungary to build a battery factory worth 7.34 billion euros. This is the largest-scale investment ever obtained by the country and will become the largest battery factory in the region once completed. Why did China award such a large order to Hungary? Located in Central Europe, Hungary is currently a member of the […]

Climate loss-&-damage fund clash

11/11/2023 CEN2 0

A major clash between developing nations and the West evident in lead up to COP28 at end of November. Last year’s UN Climate Change summit (COP27) in Egypt marked a victory for developing nations when they secured agreement to establish a new fund to support the victims of climate disasters – an idea many developing countries had been advancing for decades. A transitional committee (composed of members from developed and developing countries) […]

China renovates Mexico City metro

10/11/2023 CEN2 0

A key Mexico City subway line has received a modern makeover with the help of China’s experience in providing mass transit solutions.  The Metro Line 1 officially restarted operation last week. Refurbishment work has helped modernize the line, which had been in operation for half a century. The Mexico City Metro Line 1, refurbished by a Chinese company, is back in operation, marking a significant milestone in Sino-Mexican relations, as […]

Nigeria’s BRI Mega-Projects

07/11/2023 CEN2 0

Railways and Mega-Projects: Realizing Nigeria’s Prosperity Dream. In this article commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Belt & Road Initiative, Nigeria’s ambitious mega-infrastructure dreams take center stage. Nigeria’s Rail Renaissance: A Century in the Making Nigeria’s railway heritage stretches back over a century. However, after decades of underinvestment and mismanagement, the once-vibrant system crumbled, making travel arduous, particularly between the northern business hub of Kaduna and the capital, Abuja. Nigeria, with […]