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Chinese Ambassador to Chad’s Inspection of New Huawei Facility Highlights Beijing’s Growing Tech Dominance

TRANSLATION: Yesterday, Ambassador Li Jinjin, made a field inspection of the Information and Communication Technology Industry Modernization Project (#ICT ) of Chad to follow the progress of the said Project since its official launch on July 7, 2020

China’s ambassador to Chad, Li Jinjin, paid a vist on Sunday to a new network operations center that Huawei is building. Judging by the tweet, it seems like a rather mudane diplomatic excursion. But a look at the broader context reveals how “China’s winning the war for global tech dominance,” as put in a new column by Sam Olsen in the Washington, D.C. publication The Hill.

China’s deployment of massive amounts of state-backed capital to fund technology infrastructure development in high-risk, far-flung places like Chad is unrivaled by any of its peer competitors. 

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