John Magufuli expressed his opinion at the inauguration of a library at the main university in Dar es Salaam. China assisted in building the $40.6m library. China has become a major investor in Africa, challenging Western influence on the continent. It has promised to spend $60bn in investment, aid and loans in Africa over the next three years, mostly in infrastructure development.
"The thing that makes you happy about their aid is that it is not tied to any conditions. When they decide to give you, they just give you," John Magufuli said, BBC reported.