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China well on the way in Africa

China well on the way in Africa

Over the past years China has invested heavily in African infrastructure. The AfDB, African Development Bank, states in an article that 35 of 53 African countries have profited from these Chinese investments. Besides bringing infrastructure and knowledge into China, a...

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Changed perceptions of China in Europe benefits trade

Changed perceptions of China in Europe benefits trade

What a difference a couple of years can make. Earlier this year Vice-President Xi Jinping was treated to a hero's welcome in Ireland highlighting a major change in the perception of China in Europe. Nearly no protests were heard during Xi's visit and every major...

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.