for example does south afrca benefit from being in the series of BRICS meetings
is the new ethiopian railroad china invested in from addis to djibuto part of the african extremity of the one belt one road ( 21st c silk road)
eg al jazeera
https://www.linkedin.com/.../chinas-one-belt-road-stretches-ethiopia-africa-k...Oct 7, 2016 - The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa's first modern electrified railway, was to set to become fully operational on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua The ...
https://tiananmenstremendousachievements.wordpress.com/.../chinas-one-belt-one-roa...Oct 7, 2016 - SCMP says in its report “Chinese-built railway links landlocked Ethiopia, one of the world's fastest growing economies, to the sea” on October 5 ...
China rides the rails of Ethiopia's development
this general analysis is from
China’s Investments in AfricaBy leadership project // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The bulk of China’s FDI has been concentrated in a relatively few countries. Between 2003 and 2007, five countries—Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Algeria and Zambia—accounted for more than 70 percent of China’s FDI. While these countries remain important recipients, others such as Guinea, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia have joined the list in recent years. In 2010, Ethiopia had, for example, 580 registered Chinese companies operating with estimated investment capital of $2.2 billion. Some of this new FDI is coming thru Chinese special economic and trade cooperation zones. China is working with African counterparts to establish seven of them: two each in Zambia and Nigeria and one in Mauritius, Egypt and Ethiopia.