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Deals, Deals & More Deals. China’s Tech Giants Expand in Africa & the Middle East

2021 has been a busy year so far for China’s technology giants as they look to expand their international operations and appear to have their sites set on expanding in both the African and Arabian markets. JD, Didi, iQiyi, and Tencent are among those who’ve all made announcements in the past few weeks.

Tech journalist Alexandria Williams closely follows Chinese e-commerce and technology companies from Nairobi where she’s now writing a weekly Tech Digest column for The China Africa Project. Alexandria recently to move to Kenya from China where she worked wrote about tech. She joins Eric & Cobus to give an update on what’s new in the Chinese tech space in Africa.

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About Alexandria Williams:

Alexandria Williams is a Nairobi-based journalist from the US who has studied and reported from China for several years. Her writing focuses on technology in China and follows the future of China’s tech giants in Africa. Follow her on Twitter: @AlexandriaSahai and instagram: lanlanivesinchina.

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