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China’s Party-run Media, Scholars Dismiss U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Washington Invites 49 African Leaders to US-Africa Summit This Week, Against China?

While U.S. officials have sought to downplay competition with China in Africa ahead of this week’s leaders summit in Washington, D.C., Chinese scholars and Communist Party-run media, on the other hand, are eager to draw comparisons between how the two powers engage with the continent.

Both the Chinese and English-language editions of the nationalist Global Times tabloid published a series of articles on Monday with the basic message that whatever the U.S. does in Africa is a) political, b) ineffective and c) disingenuous.

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