China and African Nations Deepen Ties Despite Debt Concerns

By Anonymous

Summit in Beijing ends with leaders reaffirming joint development goals

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping and African leaders reaffirmed joint development goals on Tuesday at the conclusion of a summit shadowed by a debt crisis among some African nations and questions about China’s role in it.

Following two days of meetings with heads of state and top officials from more than 50 African nations, Mr. Xi said their interests align on strengthening developing nations and that Beijing is a defender of the continent’s success.