Two-way China-Africa trade surged last year to a new record of $254 billion, an impressive $67 billion increase from the 2020 total of $187 billion, according to data released by China’s customs agency on Tuesday.
Last year’s supply chain problems and various other economic disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic apparently did not have any measurable impact on the volume of trade between China and most African countries.
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