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How the Chinese Protests Are Being Discussed in South Africa

Thembisa Fakude, a senior research fellow and director at Africa Asia Dialogues in Johannesburg, discussed the protests in China on the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Coverage of the ongoing protests in China has been relatively muted in major African media markets like Kenya and Nigeria. Most outlets only covered the protests sporadically and mostly relied on Western news agencies. Much more coverage was dedicated to Africa-China issues, like trade and climate.

In contrast, more attention is being paid in South Africa. The South African Broadcasting Corporation focused on the protests with a long interview with Thembisa Fakude, an analyst at the Africa-Asia Dialogues think tank and an analyst at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies. 

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