China’s Hunan province has unveiled a China-Africa Digital Services Hub that focuses on cross-border communications support and data-sharing between Chinese companies working in Africa.
The China-Africa economic and trade digitalization service based in Changsha, the provincial capital, aims to support Chinese companies’ trade with Africa. China’s central Hunan province has been among the most ambitious in launching new services and facilities to promote trade with African countries. The base mainly serves Chinese companies in Africa and provides related digital information services. It will also promote the innovative application of new business forms such as cross-border e-commerce, China-Africa economic and trade data statistical analysis, and other digital products related to telecommunications, Internet, software and information technology services. The base can provide campsite communication support equipment services for enterprises in need and build cross-border interconnection routes for African branches of Chinese-funded enterprises. Furthermore, it can also provide services such as website construction in local languages to help high-quality economic and trade development between China and Africa. In addition, based on mutual sharing and mutual trust between China and Africa in bilateral economic and trade data, the base is expected to contribute to China-Africa economic and trade development. Being the longterm host of the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, Hunan’s imports and exports with Africa in 2022 reached about 8.19 billion US dollars, up 42.8% year on year.