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China's GDP grew an annual 7.0 per cent in the first quarter.
India and Pakistan are at high risk of massive devastation from an earthquake like the one that hit Nepal.
The Chinese government is attempting to overhaul the saturated sector.
But Iran raised concerns about Washington's commitments despite Republican promises to derail the deal reached last month.
The new line of helicopters will be built in China with materials and technologies provided by Russia.
Democratic demonstrations in Brazil protesting graft and slowing growth shows country not in disarray, writes a Brazilian economist.
The deals were inked ahead of the upcoming 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
The death toll from the quake has exceeded 3500.
China's industrial profits shrank by 2.7 per cent in the first quarter to 1.25 trillion yuan.
Reports showed some 1900 people have been killed in the powerful earthquake.