Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) via video link in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) via video link in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping plays up roles for private sector in China-Africa trade and finance

  • At Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Xi pledges vaccines, expanded trade and encouragement for Chinese firms to invest in Africa
  • Academics and other observers note ‘underwhelming’ commitments and the absence of promises of loans for big infrastructure projects compared with the past

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) via video link in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) via video link in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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