Even though the United States government seems to have gone out of its way to avoid any mention of China related to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s upcoming visit to Africa, Chinese media is nonetheless preemptively going on the attack.
The task to discredit U.S. policy in Africa came from a familiar voice: Lin Songtian — China’s irrepressible former ambassador to South Africa who now runs a United Front Work Group organization that aims to extend Chinese influence overseas, often covertly.
- Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
- Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
- Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.