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Global Times Just Comes Out and Says It: Africa Should Abandon Democracy and Follow China’s Development Model Instead

Over the years, China has actively promoted its party-led governance model in Africa over more pluralistic forms of government common in the U.S. and Europe. But, for the most part, they’ve kept that message pretty low key so as not to come off as trying to overtly influence other governments, which could easily be interpreted as a violation of the noninterference doctrine. 

However, the subtlety of that messaging may now be giving way to a more forceful approach if Sunday’s tweet by the nationalistic Global Times newspaper is any indication.

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