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WEEK IN REVIEW: Zimbabwean Government Accuses the U.S. of Paying Local Journalists to Write Negative Stories About China

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 3, 2018. GREG BAKER / AFP

The Zimbabwean government is once again accusing the U.S. of paying local journalists to write negative stories about Chinese investment in the country. The state-run Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday that the U.S. embassy in Harare is working with the opposition MDC party to foment opposition to Chinese mining interests in the country ahead of planned protests next week. The embassy has previously similar accusations by the government and the ruling ZANU-PF party. (THE HERALD)

The Indian Army is shifting a large number of its forces along northern border regions from its frontier with Pakistan to the disputed border region with China. Army Chief General Manoj Pande announced that six divisions would be redeployed to the contested region along what’s known as the “Line of Actual Control” (LAC) in eastern Ladakh in a move that is likely to provoke a reaction from the PLA. Troops from both sides have been locked in a tense stand-off in recent years including brief skirmishes that killed and injured dozens. (INDIA)

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