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Many Chinese Netizens Are Framing the Blinken Visit and the New U.S. Strategy in the Context of Great Power Competition

The Blinken visit to Africa and the unveiling of the new U.S. strategy for the continent were not widely covered by Chinese media on Monday but a few online commentators, some with sizable audiences, offered their opinions.

Most echoed the prevailing government and media narratives that the U.S. regards Africa in strictly geopolitical terms and is not interested in the continent’s welfare and development (the implication, of course, is that China is more engaged on these counts).

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