Chinese President Xi Jinping (front centre) announced US$60 billion in financial aid and investment pledges to Africa on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese President Xi Jinping (front centre) announced US$60 billion in financial aid and investment pledges to Africa on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘No political strings attached’: China doubles financial pledges to Africa and vows to waive debt for poorest nations

Beijing’s commitment to the continent grows as concerns mount about its ambitions in the region

Chinese President Xi Jinping (front centre) announced US$60 billion in financial aid and investment pledges to Africa on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese President Xi Jinping (front centre) announced US$60 billion in financial aid and investment pledges to Africa on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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