On that day, China helped Africa realize its dream of many years

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July 14, 2019




The article discusses the historical significance of the Tanzania Zambia Railway, a major transportation artery connecting East and Central South Africa, which was officially opened on July 14, 1976. Constructed with Chinese aid, the railway project faced skepticism and concerns from the West, with some fearing China's expanding influence in Africa. However, the successful completion of the project using interest-free loans and support from Chinese technicians enhanced China's international reputation, proving the victory of self-reliance in the Third World.


City | Historical Context | Media | Policy | Politics

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