One of China’s leading English-language newspapers took aim at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his ongoing three-nation African tour. In a sharply worded editorial published on Monday, China Daily described U.S. policy as “demeaning” and “arrogant.”
The newspaper also rebutted accusations by Secretary Pompeo and other U.S. officials that Beijing engages in “debt-trap diplomacy” and other predatory lending tactics. “The myths of China’s “debt traps” and practice of neocolonialism in Africa, as some in the West have tried to spread, have basically been trashed,” said the editorial.
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