It appears that China’s censors have moved to restrict media coverage of the ongoing debt crisis in Zambia. A search of major news sites, the market-leading Baidu search engine, and the social media platform Weibo came back with no results related to current events unfolding in the southern African country.
The words 赞比亚 (Zambia), 赞比亚债务 (Zambia debt), and 赞比亚贷款 (Zambia loans) all came up empty on the following platforms (all Chinese language editions):
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