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Zimbabwe Seeks China's Aid As Mugabe Meets Xi

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August 25, 2014 AT 5:32 AM
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on a visit to China hoping the long-time ally and economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy. Mugabe was welcomed Monday with a 21-gun-salute at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing and hailed by Xi as a "renowned leader of the African national liberation movement" and an old friend of the Chinese people. The leaders oversaw the signing of a number of agreements, including on economic, trade and tourism cooperation and emergency food donations and concessional loans from China to Zimbabwe.