Chinese President Hu Jintao, center, gestures to Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni, right, as South African President Jacob Zuma looks on at the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Photo: AP

China's influence in Africa will only grow

Jonathan Power says it is leaving its rivals in the dust with the scale of its trade in the region

Chinese President Hu Jintao, center, gestures to Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni, right, as South African President Jacob Zuma looks on at the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Photo: AP
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