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Tanzania's President Knows How to Play the China Card

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete returned from Beijing this week loaded with $17 billion in new loans, investment deals and infrastructure projects. The Tanzanian leader spent 6 days in Beijing where he met with senior Chinese political and business leaders. Kikwete’s lucrative trip highlights the president’s distinctive ability to effectively manage an increasingly complex geopolitical environment among competing demands from the US, China and India.

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