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Chinese Scholars See U.S. Veep’s Africa Tour in the Context of Great Power Competition

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off a three-nation Africa tour in Ghana. Nipah Dennis / AFP

One stop into her week-long, three-nation African tour, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has yet to mention the “C” word.

But China is very much on the minds of her traveling press corps that seems to take every opportunity it can to frame the visit more in terms of confronting China on the continent than the specifics of Washington’s new engagement strategy in Africa.

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