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CCP Awards Highest Honor to Veteran Diplomat Who Designed Chinese Policy in Africa

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)  awarded its highest honor to veteran diplomat Liu Guijin for his four decades of diplomatic work in Africa. In his role as CCP General Secretary, Xi Jinping on Tuesday gave Liu the Order of July the First medal.

Liu was among the first of a new generation of more high-profile Chinese diplomats in Africa who is widely credited for designing Beijing’s policy blueprints in the early 2000s when Chinese engagement on the continent surged.

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