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Dar es Salaam. The China Alumni Association of Tanzania (CAAT) has secured a permanent office along Ali Hassani Mwinyi Road in Dar es Salaam’s central business district.CAAT Director of Information and Statistics, Ms Leah Mushi, said in Dar es Salaam today that the premises will be launched tomorrow during a function to be attended by representative of the Tanzanian and Chinese governments.CAAT was launched on  August 11, 2011 at Karimjee Hall, Dar  es Salaam, Ms Mushi said adding: “This was the first time in Africa a top-level Chinese government  delegation  attended the launch of an association of this nature.”

The association registered on June 1, 2016, battles to work with the Tanzania Government in promoting technological transfer from China  to hastened achievement of Tanzania’s goal to become  a middle-income economy by 2025.The Chinese government offers two scholarships to CAAT members annually in Masters and PhD programmes.Idea to start the association dates back to the 1960s.  But, she said, the idea crystallized in 2009 when the first draft constitution was produced and was adopted on November 14, 2010.

CAAT members and its Leaders have got a chance to participate on walk for Elephants, a 5km walk which was organized by Embassy of People's Republic of China in Dar es Salaam. The walk started early 6AM with registration and ended at 10AM with remarkable speech from the Embassador and some selected Guest of honor. CAAT was official VIP invited by the embassy.

China’s total direct investment in Tanzania soared from $700 million in 2011 to $2.1 billion last year, turning the world’s second biggest economy into the biggest foreign investor in the east African country, it has emerged.

STARTIMES Tanzania, in collaboration with the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, at the weekend launched the '2015 Beijing TV Dramas & Movies Broadcasting Exhibition' press conference, which will kick off the much-anticipated showcase of Chinese dramas and movies in Africa.

China’s total direct investment in Tanzania soared from $700 million in 2011 to $2.1 billion last year, turning the world’s second biggest economy into the biggest foreign investor in the east African country, it has emerged.

Ecobank Tanzania Limited (ETZ), a subsidiary of  Ecobank Transnational Incorporated launched its ‘China Direct’ initiative at a cocktail event held at the New Africa Hotel, Dar es Salaam, attracting Chinese businesses including ETZ clients and Bank of China (Zambia).

While a recent warning to Tanzania by the World Bank over the cozying up to China has sparked a backlash from some quarters, it has also re-ignited debate on the sustainability of the country's Look East policy.

Export Import Bank China will lend Tanzania $7.6 billion for a railway that will help the East African nation’s landlocked neighbors including Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda transport goods to its port on the Indian Ocean, a government official said.

The Chinese navy docked three ships at Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Port on May 30 for a four-day meeting on how to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean, according to a report from state-run news outlet Xinhua.

This terrifying construction is part of the latest addition to China's glass bridge craze. There's a new way to enjoy Hunan's mountainous landscapes  though you might be too terrified to appreciate the stunning views. A 100-meter-long (110 yards) glass skywalk, stretching around a cliff on Tianmen Mountain in the southern Chinese province, opened Monday to the public. Some visitors could be seen clinging to the cliff's side, others rolling around on the 1.6-meter-wide (5 feet) glass floor, selfie stick held high.

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CAAT dedicates to provide a common forum for fostering & promoting friendly fellowship, professional development & socioeconomic endeavors of Tanzanian professionals who graduated in China, as well as acting as a bridge linking the people of the two countries.

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