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Why the U.S. is Probably Quite Interested in the Equatorial Guinea Foreign Minister’s Visit to China

Equatorial Guinea (EG) Foreign Minister Simeón Oyono Esono Angue began a four-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday, where he will meet with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang.

Normally, a visit like this from such a small country doesn’t generate much interest from the U.S. embassy in Beijing, but this time may be different, given longstanding U.S. concerns that EG is the desired place for a second Chinese military base in Africa.

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