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Blinken Warns of Chinese Debt Traps and Imported Labor in Q&A With African Youth

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken resuscitated widely debunked theories about debt traps and imported labor to warn African countries about the dangers of working too closely with Beijing.

His comments on Tuesday provide the most detailed insight to date into how the Secretary understands, (or doesn’t understand), the issue of Chinese engagement on the continent.

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