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Angola is Now a New Front in the U.S.-China Technology Duel

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang (L) visited Huawei's technology park in Angola on Janury 13, 2023 while the State Department's number two diplomat, Wendy Sherman, (R) paid a visit to the Angola offices of the U.S. government-backed telecom operator Africell on May 5, 2022.

Technology, not oil, emerged as a key focus of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s brief visit to Angola on Friday.

Qin visited Huawei’s new $80 million technology park in the capital Luanda and later oversaw a signing ceremony with Finance Minister Vera Daves for a $249 million China Exim Bank-financed project to build broadband infrastructure throughout the country.

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