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Online Reaction to Wu’s Tweets Was a Mix of Cautious Optimism and Outright Skepticism

More than a hundred comments were posted in response to the tweet by China’s top diplomat for sub-Saharan Africa, Wu Peng, about the Chinese government’s decision to prosecute six Chinese mining companies found to be violating the law in the DRC’s South Kivu province. 

It’s important to note that the volume of comments was undoubtedly lower than what it would have been had the Director-General posted his remarks in French. Nonetheless, the reaction from what appears to be a lot of Congolese Twitter users was mixed:

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