China welcomes Zimbabwe's Mugabe
29 August 2014 Last updated at 18:15 BST
China has given the Zimbabwean president a warm reception on his five day visit there.
Robert Mugabe was hoping to secure a number of trade deals to help boost his country's struggling economy.
Mr Mugabe was greeted with a 21-gun salute,
Mr Xi calling him "an old friend of the Chinese people whom we respect very much".
John Sudworth reports.