Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, and President Xi Jinping inspect an honour guard at a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Photo: EPA

African leaders prefer China's hard cash to US overtures

The continent's nations appear more enamoured by the mainland's willingness to deal in hard currency than Barack Obama's pledges

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Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, and President Xi Jinping inspect an honour guard at a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Photo: EPA
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Toh Han Shih

Toh Han Shih

Toh Han Shih was senior Asia correspondent of MLex, a media organisation focusing on regulatory risk, from November 2015 to March 2018. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the South China Morning Post in two stints for roughly 10 years.