Wednesday, December 2, 2015

China's Xi arrives in Zimbabwe, expected to sign major deals

Image from, with caption: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1 December, 2015.
Military helicopters also hovered in the sky.
The airport road was lined with Chinese and Zimbabweans waiting to glimpse the visitors.
About 90 children and Grace Mugabe sang and spoke in Mandarin to the glamorous wife of the Chinese leader who said she was touched to be in Zimbabwe and to meet the children.
They also wore T-shirts inscribed "Long live Zimbabwe and China relationship".
Chinese President Xi Jinping landed Tuesday morning in Harare and was greeted with a 21-gun salute by his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe. ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Zimbabwe has raised hopes among many in the country that China could help stabilize the country's faltering economy. It is deepening, broadening and widening our economic cooperation. One such event was a round-table meeting, jointly hosted by Independent Media and China Public Diplomacy Association. ...
Xi's visit can boost the Chinese Dream and Zimbabwe's dream for corresponding national revivals.

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