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Chinese Social Media Largely Ignores U.S.-Africa Summit

Anti-U.S. comments by Chinese netizens on the United States embassy's Weibo page in response to a post about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit underway in Washington.

While the state media reaction in China to the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit has been predictably negative, Chinese social media has largely ignored the event completely. 

China Global South Project China editor Han Zhen wrote: “Nowadays, most Chinese media outlets are very cautious about allowing comments, and when it comes to political topics, they usually close the comment section or only keep a few harmless ones.

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