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Deconstructing Chinese Media Criticism of Western Engagement in Africa

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: The EU plans to invest 150 billion euros in Africa but foreign media wonders where will the money come from?

Soon after the conclusion of the Europe-Africa Summit in Brussels last week, Chinese media and scholars began to weigh in with their analysis of the gathering which, not surprisingly, was decidedly negative.

All week, there’ve been a number of stories published across various Chinese media outlets that all have a similar theme: the only reason Europe is focusing attention on Africa now is just to confront China. 

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