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China Says “Mission Accomplished” in COVID-19 Fight and Wants African Countries to Follow its Example

The Chinese propaganda machine in Africa is cranked all the way up. Newspapers, radio, TV, Twitter, Facebook, you name it, the Chinese are there with a big bold message: “WE DEFEATED COVID-19! WE’RE HELPING AFRICA! NOW SUCK IT AMERICA!” OK, that’s somewhat interpretive, but you get the point.

But here’s the thing… in their effort to showcase their amazing accomplishments (say what you will but the fact that they’ve delivered millions of dollars in aid to Africa and that COVID-19 in China is now in retreat are both impressive), one gets the feeling they’re at risk of overplaying their hand.

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