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Antony Blinken’s Africa-China Talking Points Sound Awfully Familiar…

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to journalists during his visit at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Clinic in Lagos on January 24, 2024. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took a break from his tour of Africa for an interview with Radio France Internationale in Abidjan.

Biden administration officials have generally steered away from openly criticizing Africa’s engagement with China. However, when the inevitable question about China came, Blinken was ready:

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