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Maritime Issues Could Headline the Next High-Level Chinese Tour of Africa

Wu Peng is China's top diplomat for Sub-Saharan Africa.

China’s most senior diplomat for Sub-Saharan Africa announced that Special Representative on African Affairs, Xu Jinghu, has kicked off an 8-nation African tour. The Foreign Ministry hasn’t provided any information about her visit besides the itinerary (thanks to this map).

Prominent Africa-China scholar Lina Benabdallah from Wake Forest University noted that of the countries she’ll visit, “six are of maritime importance to China-Africa relations.”

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