The Geography of China’s Tech-Innovation and Adaptation in Africa

The Geography of China’s Tech-Innovation and Adaptation in Africa
China has become a very powerful nation in the world of digital technology. Its companies are super-innovators and global category-kings. Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) are powering, and creating new vistas in the technology sectors in which they participate and compete.  The world’s #1 super-app, WeChat, a product of Tencent, is Chinese. Africa’s largest corporation (by market cap), the Naspers of South Africa, was made by Tencent. Naspers’ investment in Tencent remains the world’s greatest venture capital investment: $32 million investment was worth $175 billion (yes with B) before a recent 2% exit. In this inspiring piece, we examine BATs and bytes…
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