The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is in
Africa, strengthening economic-military cooperation with these countries that
are experiencing steady growth. This marks yet another phase of the business
competition with the United States who, by contrast, show little interest in Africa.
This is Xi Jinping’s first trip abroad since the confirmation of his second
presidential mandate, with which he may end up leading this country for the
rest of his life. For about the past 20 years, China has sought to develop ever
closer relationships with the Continent and, since 2009, Peking has become
Africa’s primary trading partner, surpassing its former colonial powers. Every
year, trade between China and Africa

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