High-speed railways bring new cooperation opportunities
Updated: 2014-05-08 08:49
By Li Yang (chinadaily.com.cn)
That China will build high-speed railway research and development centers in Africa marks a new era of Sino-Africa cooperation in the new century, says an article in 21st Century Business Herald. Excerpt:
High-speed railways have become a “name card” for China’s diplomacy. Premier Li Keqiang promoted high-speed railways on his visits to Eastern Europe, Thailand and Africa.
The construction of high-speed railways in relevant countries is an important part of the “New Silk Road Economic Belt” initiative proposed by the Chinese government. African countries also look forward to receiving technological and financial assistance to construct high-speed railway networks, which will benefit the integration, economic and social development of the continent in the long run.
China has accumulated mature experience and technological strengths in the field of high-speed railways. Cheap and reliable, China’s high-speed railways provide a win-win cooperation opportunity for both China and Africa.
The bilateral cooperation between China and Africa does not only have a historical tradition, but also a solid material foundation. No external powers can prevent the deepening of Sino-Africa cooperation.