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Chinese Propaganda Still Fuming Over Pentagon Claim that Beijing Wants to Build an Atlantic Military Base in Africa

It’s been exactly a month since the Wall Street Journal published the Pentagon’s latest claim (albeit not a new assertion) that China plans to build a new military outpost on Africa’s Atlantic coast in Equatorial Guinea. Chinese propaganda outlets like Global Times are still furious about it.

The nationalist tabloid published an opinion column by Song Zhongping who is vaguely described as a “Chinese military expert and TV commentator” that denounced the increasingly popular “Atlantic String of Pearls” theory that’s now making the rounds in Washington.

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