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Xi charts fresh era for Africa relations

Updated: 2013-03-29 07:08
By Wu Jiao in Durban, South Africa and Li Xiaokun in Beijing ( China Daily)

Continent's leaders tell president growing ties benefit both parties

As soon as President Xi Jinping selected Africa as one of his destinations on his first foreign trip as leader, a hectic schedule was drawn up by his hosts.

In addition to meetings and talks with African leaders on Wednesday, Xi began his Thursday routine in Durban with a breakfast meeting with 13 African and regional leaders. The main topic of conversation was China-Africa cooperation.

Xi charts fresh era for Africa relations