China's Xi promotes 'Belt and Road' a...

China's Xi promotes 'Belt and Road' as Africa growth tool

Sep 2, 2018 Read more: SFGate
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted Beijing's initiative to build a "New Silk Road" of ports and other infrastructure as a development tool for Africa at a conference with African leaders. Speaking to an audience of African businesspeople, Xi said Monday the "Belt and Road" initiative would bring "common prosperity" for China and Africa at a time when the global economy faces challenges from protectionism. Africa is a key target of "Belt and Road," but some projects have prompted complaints about high costs and other problems.

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