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China Leverages African Media Outlets to Hit Back on Debt

Article written by China's official Xinhua news agency published on Wednesday in the privately-owned Independent newspaper in Uganda.

Emerging Chinese government messaging on debt is now showing up in African publications via state-owned media outlets like Xinhua. This comes as Beijing is increasingly focusing on the role of Western lenders in Global South debt distress.  

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? China has been effective in building a large media distribution network in Africa that uses content-sharing agreements to disseminate writing from Chinese state-owned media.

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