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Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa as they pose for the media after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

09 Sep: China’s diplomacy to Zimbabwe

As a country under Western sanctions, Zimbabwe has failed to obtain significant financial bail-outs from major multilateral lenders to fight the disease, but China has stood behind the country, offering the much-needed assistance that has helped strengthen the country’s response to the pandemic.