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South African Foreign Policy Too Much of a “Mess” For China to Exert Significant Influence Analyst Tells Sky News Australia

An interesting exchange took place on a recent episode of the Global Focus program on Sky News Australia where host Chris Pyne wanted to know from fellow Australian author and Africa scholar Jamie Miller whether China is exerting undue economic and political influence in South Africa. 

Not possible, explained Miller, simply because South Africa’s current state of affairs is too disorganized for anyone to exercise that kind of influence, much less an external actor like China:

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