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Rare Praise For China From One of Beijing’s Most Outspoken Critics in Washington, D.C.

Peter Pham, the former Trump administration diplomat in Africa and one of China’s most vocal critics in Washington, surprised even a few of his own followers on Tuesday when he posted rare praise for China’s emphasis on in-person diplomacy in Africa.

This is not the kind of thing you see very often from Pham,  given that he’s normally tweeting about Chinese corruption in Africa or getting into Twitter spats with Chinese ambassadors on the continent.

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