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Groundbreaking for Confucius Institute in Central African Republic Just Weeks After Massacre of Chinese Miners

Wu Peng is China's most senior diplomat for sub-Saharan Africa. Image via @WUPENG_MFACHINA

An inauguration ceremony for a new Confucius Institute was held at Bangui University in the Central African Republic last week. It comes only a few weeks after nine Chinese mining personnel were killed and two injured in a gun attack in the city. There is still no clarity on who was behind the attack, which also triggered the evacuation of 80 Chinese nationals.

Confucius Institutes are state-funded language learning centers that have come under attack in the United States and elsewhere amid suspicions that they function as influence operations. (@WUPENG_MFACHINA)

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