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Chinese Leaders Fan Out Across Asia, Africa For a Busy Week of Diplomacy

Headlines from major Kenyan newspapers. They all published the same column by Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian that refuted allegations of predatory lending.

The past 4-5 days have been especially busy for Chinese diplomacy in Africa and Asia. This outreach included the first time that President Xi Jinping left Beijing since the pandemic began almost 900 days ago. 

Although technically still within China, President Xi’s visit to Hong Kong late last week sparked widespread speculation that he would return to the international diplomatic circuit after being physically absent for the past two and a half years.

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