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The Starkly Different Responses by the U.S. and China to Zimbabwe’s Controversial Election

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin speaks on the 2023 Zimbabwe Elections. Image via @ChineseZimbabwe

The Chinese government said it is “ready to work” with the new (old) Zimbabwean government and claimed that the controversial vote was conducted in “peaceful and orderly fashion.”

Although Beijing did acknowledge some irregularities in last week’s balloting, it called on the government to resolve those issues within the country’s legal system and said that it would not interfere.

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