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Chinese Scholars Reflect on Qin Gang’s First Africa Tour

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Foreign Minister Qin Gang's first visit, what is the significance of choosing the five African countries?

There wasn’t much media coverage or online discussion in China about Qin Gang’s week-long visit to Africa that ended Sunday in Cairo, especially compared to previous years when the visit was widely touted on Party-controlled media outlets.

Interest was probably diminished this year due to the timing of the visit, which coincided with China’s re-opening following three years of COVID restrictions and the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday that will come sooner this year.

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