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U.S., Europe Backseat Drivers in Africa: Expert

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: "He Wenping: Europe and the United States approached China to discuss trilateral cooperation in Africa, but we had one condition"

He Wenping, the Program Director at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of West-Asian and African Studies and one of China’s most prominent Africa experts, laid into U.S. and European efforts in Africa.

In an interview in the magazine Guancha, she reflected on Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s recent visit to the continent and framed China’s approach there as championing African leadership in the face of Euro-American meddling:

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