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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe and China's Premier Li shake hands during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Analysis - With economy sinking, Mugabe sets hopes on 'old friend' China

Reuters By Cris Chinaka and Michael Martina HARARE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy. Mugabe, at 90 Africa's oldest leader and one of its longest ruling, received a warm welcome …

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