2009-11-10 08:48:59

China's 10 Billion Dollar Pledge to Africa

(10 Nov 09 - RV) China's foreign minister yesterday stressed his country's commitment to Africa's development at the end of a China-Africa summit.
At the meeting, Beijing pledged $10 billion in loans and countered criticism it was
plundering the continent's resources.
China’s Premier dismissed accusations that China had come to Africa to plunder its resources and practice neo-colonialism.
We spoke to Markus Weimar, research fellow from the Africa Programme in Chatham House, to ask him if these accusations are valid...

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