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Carnegie-Tsinghua Scholar Tang Xiaoyang on the “Real Situation Confronting Chinese Companies in Africa”

One of China’s largest and most influential online portals, Observer (观察), published an interview this week with well-known China-Africa scholar Tang Xiaoyang, deputy director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, about some of the difficulties that Chinese companies are encountering in Africa.

But the Observer, which is often hyper-nationalist in its international news coverage, avoided many of the recent controversies over the maltreatment of African employees at Chinese mines or the high profile social videos of Chinese managers fighting with local staff

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