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A Proposed Senate Bill Intended to Increase U.S. Exports to Africa Seems to be Far More Focused on Confronting China

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin published a press release on Monday that touted a new bipartisan bill that aims to increase U.S. exports to Africa. The “Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act” is ostensibly about America’s steadily declining trade volume with the continent but you wouldn’t know that from reading the press release that was far more focused on how to “counter malign efforts by China.”

In fact, China was mentioned 11 times in the short 1.5-page press release, nearly matching the 14 references that former National Security Advisor John Bolton made about China in the 2019 speech at the Heritage Foundation when he launched the Prosper Africa strategy.

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