China-Africa trade surpassed Sh17.2 trillion in 2013

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  • But China-Africa trade has boomed in line with the Asian country's rise to become the world's second-biggest economy, which has been accompanied by a thirst for African natural resources to help fuel its growth.

China-Africa trade totalled more than Sh17.2 trillion ($200 billion)last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday, highlighting the Asian powerhouse's burgeoning trade and investment ties with the continent.

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