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China Was a Key Theme at High Profile Africa Conference in Washington

Gyude Moore (left), senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, speaks with Yunnan Chen (center) from the Overseas Development Institute in London and Paul Nantulya, a research associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies during the Semafor Africa conference in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2022. Image via Semafor.

China may not be a prominent topic of discussion at this week’s U.S.-Africa summit but it was on Monday at a high-profile conference that featured a number of senior U.S. and Chinese officials.

The event was organized by the seven-week-old media start-up Semafor and featured appearances by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang, along with dozens of well-known business leaders, scholars, and analysts.

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