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China president in Tanzania on start of African tour

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China's new President Xi Jinping jetted into Tanzania Sunday on the first stop of his three-nation Africa tour that underscores Beijing's growing presence in the resource-rich continent. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping enters a hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, on March 22, 2013, before a to meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Jinping was due in Tanzania Sunday at the start of a three-nation Africa tour that underscores Beijing's growing presence in the resource-rich continent.

Xi flew into the east African nation's economic capital Dar es Salaam from Moscow, the opening stage of his first foreign trip since being anointed president 10 days ago.

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