Venezuela's Maduro in China seeking aid for stricken economy

January 8, 2015 5:24 AM

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro met Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid hopes for new loans to bolster the South American nation's stricken economy.

Xi reiterated the importance of relations during talks between the two leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, saying the two countries enjoyed a "cooperative strategic partnership" and would deepen cooperation in all areas.

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