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China to increase imports from Africa

Chinese President Hu Jintao promised Wednesday to increase imports from Africa, responding to fears about the trade deficit that increased as China pumped unprecedented aid, investment and loans into the poor but resource-rich continent. Hu spoke in South Africa on the sixth stop of an eight-nation tour of the continent, where Beijing’s pursuit of energy and mineral resources has boosted business but also raised fears about its support for nations condemned for human rights violations. Full Story

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