Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands to members of a welcoming committee eyed by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport in Dar Es Salaam on March 24, 2013.(JOHN LUKUWI/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands to members of a welcoming committee eyed by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport in Dar Es Salaam on March 24, 2013.
(JOHN LUKUWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Africa Feeds the Chinese Dragon

March 28, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Days after being elected, Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Africa.
 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Africa on March 24 highlights China’s increasing influence over African resources. Over the past decade, China has worked to strengthen ties across Africa through trade and infrastructure deals. And considering that Xi was officially sworn in as president a mere 10 days prior to the visit, the trip also shows where China’s economic focus lies.

Xi’s tour will send him from Tanzania to South Africa, then on to the Republic of Congo. The choice of nations is not coincidental. All three nations are serving to further China’s trade dominance of the African continent and thereby propel the Chinese economy to new levels.

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