China's President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Photo: Reuters
China's President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Africa

China defends extra US$60 billion pledge to Africa from critics at home

Internet censors shut down debate while state media talks up the tangible efforts of its economic commitment to African nations

China's President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Photo: Reuters
China's President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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