A special adviser to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that recruiting China for help will be crucial for boosting its growing textile manufacturing sector. This is something we’ve touched on before—countries outside of the usual manufacturing hubs (like China and Vietnam) are increasing their presence in the international textile manufacturing game, and Ethiopia is high on that list. What’s new is the way Ethiopian officials are being so up-front about their need for China, a perceived competitor, to help them get there. According to the interview with Xiinhuanet, the Adviser, Arkebe Equbay, said that China could help Ethiopia hit $30 bn in revenue from textile manufacturing in 10 years.