China and Africa look to boost trade


Trade between China and Africa hit a record $166bn (£106bn) last year, according to the Chinese.

But while China pours billions into resource-rich Africa to help meet its ferocious demand for raw materials, accusations of a new kind of economic colonialism abound.

As China and 50 African nations wrap up their two day meeting in Bejing with the aim of boosting trade ties, the BBC's John Sudworth in Shanghai and Matuna Chanda in Lusaka report on the delicate relationship between the trading partners.

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