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China-Africa Trade Fair Gets Underway in the Central Chinese Province of Hunan

Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivering the keynote address during the opening of the 2nd China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, Hunan.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (photo) was the keynote speaker on Sunday at the kick-off of the four-day China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha. The expo was also attended by China’s most senior foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, who formally opened the event.

Organizers say 900 companies from 40 African countries are attending this year’s event and it’s expected that nearly $16 billion in deals will be signed during the expo (a lot of those deals have been stockpiled over recent months and are just signed for effect at these kinds of trade fairs in China).

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