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China touted its close relations with Africa on Wednesday ahead of talks with the continent’s senior officials, even as some African countries grumble about problems that come from being locked in a tight embrace with the resource-hungry Asian economic power.
He acknowledged concerns about substandard products being exported by Chinese companies to Africa and said it is not a policy of the government to send low-quality goods to Africa.
Mr. Lu said China wants to further open its borders to African goods by expanding the scope of African products that enjoy zero tariffs to 95 percent from the current 60 percent.