China’s ambassador to Tanzania, Chen Mingjian, participated in a signing ceremony on Monday with Foreign Minister Joseph Sokoine to mark the donation of 2 million RMB or $314,000 to the Tanzanian foreign ministry.
The donation itself is unremarkable and, obviously, not a lot of money. What’s key here, though, is China’s increasingly important role in facilitating the day-to-day operations of foreign ministries across the continent, mostly through donations of buildings and training academies.
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