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Prominent Chinese Africa Expert on U.S. Troops’ Return to Somalia

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The Biden administration’s decision to return U.S. troops to Somalia has sparked reaction from one of China’s foremost Africa experts. From her position at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, He Wenping played a key role in building Chinese knowledge about Africa, and she’s one of the most prominent Chinese commentators on Africa-China relations.

The headline of the piece takes a typically strident Global Times tone, but it stands in contrast with He’s more measured approach in the article’s body.  

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