Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of the Forum on Africa and China Cooperation in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of the Forum on Africa and China Cooperation in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Beijing’s pivot towards Africa

For decades, China has funnelled money into the continent, but President Xi Jinping’s visit suggests political ambitions have taken over from economic ones

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of the Forum on Africa and China Cooperation in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the opening session of the Forum on Africa and China Cooperation in Johannesburg on Friday. Photo: AFP
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