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Brace Yourself, You’re Going to be Inundated With Pictures of Chinese Infrastructure in the DRC

Now that the contentious contract disputes between the DRC government and the major Chinese mining companies appear to be settling, at least for now, expect to see a torrent of paid media, tweets, and countless propaganda stories extolling the merits of China’s infrastructure-for-resource deals.

Critics of these deals contend that the Chinese mining companies have failed to live up to their commitments to build the requisite infrastructure stipulated in the contracts. Not surprisingly, the Chinese firms and diplomats strenuously disagree.

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