April 5, 2013

China Courts Africa, Guerilla Style

Frank Ching, Globe and Mail

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“China’s image in Africa, once marred by suspicion, is changing,” noted The Economist on the eve of Xi Jinping’s first overseas trip as president, when he visited three African countries. “[A] growing number of Africans say the Chinese create jobs, transfer skills and spend money in local economies.”

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