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Everywhere You Look in the DR Congo, Chinese Entities Are Suddenly Getting a Lot of Good Press

A front-page story on the popular Congolese news site about the upcoming launch of the Chinese-financed Busanga hydropower plant.

A noticeable increase in positive media coverage about Chinese companies and government-backed development projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that began last week is showing no signs of abating, with leading news outlets publishing a stream of favorable stories.

Previously media-shy Chinese mining companies in the DRC are suddenly inviting local journalists on junkets to visit their facilities, sharing all sorts of financial details and touting their corporate social responsibility accomplishments.

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