China news agency slams Clinton remarks on Africa trip

By REUTERS
August 3, 2012 13:33

 
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BEIJING - China's official news agency hit back on Friday at suggestions by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Beijing is only interested in Africa for its natural resources, adding a further layer of tension to already testy Sino-US ties.

Speaking in Senegal earlier this week, Clinton did not name China, but said Washington wanted a "partnership that adds value, rather than extracts it," adding the days of outsiders taking Africa's wealth for themselves should be over.

Xinhua news agency hit back at Clinton's comments, saying her Africa trip was a "plot to sow discord between China (and) Africa."

"Whether Clinton was ignorant of the facts on the ground or chose to disregard them, her implication that China has been extracting Africa's wealth for itself is utterly wide of the truth," it wrote in an English-language commentary.

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