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“China-Africa Relations Are the Bedrock of China’s Foreign Policy,” Says Beijing Envoy

Qin Gang, Chinese ambassador to the United States, speaking at the Semafor Africa conference in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2022. Image via Semafor.

China’s ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, was among the keynote speakers at Monday’s Semafor Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. 

Although Qin has never been posted to Africa and doesn’t have any firsthand experience with the issues, according to his official bio, he’s nonetheless a very important figure given his recent promotion to China’s elite Central Committee and one of the leading candidates to replace outgoing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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