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Vol 4 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2011


Zimbabwe

Platinum-bottomed deals

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi wants strengthened relations with China’s ‘good brother’ Zimbabwe but conditions on the latest deals are tougher

Beijing is offering its biggest financial deal yet in Zimbabwe but the cash-strapped,power-sharing government may yet turn down the investment. For all President Robert Mugabe’s enthusiasm for China, Beijing is proving hard-nosed in the latest talks about how to exploit the potential wealth of Zimbabwe’s untapped mineral deposits.

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