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Chinese Media is Surprisingly Quiet Over DRC President’s State Visit to Beijing

Front page of the nationalist online news site Observer (观察) that made no mention of DRC President Félix Tshisekedi's state visit that began on Wednesday.

Congolese ministers have been in Beijing all week preparing for Wednesday’s arrival of President Félix Tshisekedi. Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula met with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on Monday and Mining Minister N’samba Kalambayi held talks with both corporate and government stakeholders the following day.

But you’d never know from the Chinese media that the leaders of one of Africa’s largest and strategically most important countries are in town.

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