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Vol 4 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2011

Liu Zhiming

Chairman, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation

The Tazara Railway that links Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was built under arduous conditions by thousands of African and Chinese labourers between 1970 and 1975. It remains, for visiting Chinese diplomats, a symbol of China-Africa friendship. The railway was overseen by the Ministry of Railways’ Foreign Aid Department. Its capitalist-era incarnation, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, is even more active in Africa today.

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