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China Accuses U.S. of Trying to “Suppress” Its Influence in Africa

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused the United States of trying to suppress its influence in Africa in response to the latest criticism of Beijing by the U.S. military’s top commander for Africa, General Stephen Townsend. 

On Tuesday, General Townsend said, “China and Russia aggressively use diplomatic, economic, and military means to expand their access and influence.”

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