Chinese President Xi Jinping (C-L) watches traditional dancers performing and holds hands with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe(C-R) as he arrives on December 1, 2015 for a visit in Harare.
China's President Xi Jinping visited Zimbabwe on December 1 on a rare trip by a world leader to a country shunned by Western powers over President Robert Mugabe's widely-criticised record on human rights.
. The two leaders held talks and oversaw the signing by their ministers of 10 agreements and memorandums of understanding covering energy, aviation, telecommunications and investment promotion deals to shore up Zimbabwe's economy, which has fallen into dire straits under Mugabe's rule.
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