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Slow to Act at First, China Now Ramping Up Its Response to the Burgeoning Diplomatic Crisis

The Chinese government appears to have been caught off guard by the speed with which the diplomatic crisis ensued following the initial wave of evictions of African migrants from their homes/hotels in Guangzhou that began last Thursday.

The first response came in last Thursday’s regular press briefing with Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian who responded to a CCTV reporter’s question about allegations of discrimination against African migrants in Guangzhou. 

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