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Scholars, Analysts Meet in Washington to Discuss China’s Influence in the Global South

Moderator Jane Munga from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speaks with Joseph Asunka, chief executive officer of Afrobarometer, Paul Nantulya, a research Associate at National Defense University and Oscar Otele, lecturer at the University of Nairobi. Image via the Atlantic Council.

Scholars and analysts from around the world gathered at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of The Atlantic Council think tank on Wednesday for a two-day conference focused on evaluating China’s growing influence in Asia, Africa, the Americas and other developing regions.

The panels were well-represented by experts from Global South countries who often presented considerably more nuanced perspectives on China than the narratives on these issues that are commonly heard in Washington.

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