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2006-04-27 08:34:48

By Tom Ashby ABUJA (Reuters) - China wants a "strategic partnership" with Africa, President Hu Jintao said on Thursday, seeking to add a new political dimension to a blossoming economic romance. In a speech to Nigerian lawmakers, Hu underlined China's respect for African "independence and sovereignty," which analysts said was a deliberate contrast with the United States' interventionist diplomacy under George W. Bush. "I would like to propose ... (to) strengthen political mutual...

2006-04-24 06:37:10

By Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao kicks off the African leg of a world tour in Morocco on Monday, boosting already booming ties to a continent rich in the energy and minerals his country needs to feed a fast-growing economy. China's Africa drive first moved up a gear when Hu visited Gabon in 2004, lending impetus to business links in a campaign that raised both hopes and hackles far beyond African shores. "Africa's trade links are shifting from the global...

2005-12-05 17:37:35

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States faces stiff competition from China for oil supplies from Africa and Washington must take a more strategic view of the continent by investing more resources there, U.S. experts said on Monday. The influential Council on Foreign Relations said in a report that Africa was growing in strategic importance, particularly for energy supplies, and the United States should go beyond the usual humanitarian approach and view the continent...


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