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China and the Global South’s Merging Talking Points

A man walks at the entrance hall before the opening session of the Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China (G77+China) in Kampala on January 21, 2024. LUIS TATO / AFP

Considering that we’re called “The China-Global South Project,” it’s probably not surprising that we’ve long predicted that the developing world is becoming more central to China’s global geopolitical agenda.

Other analysts are coming around to this view. For example, the Asia Society Policy Institute’s recent China 2024: What to Watch report predicted a pivot to the Global South, both politically and commercially. They argue that Global South demand for what China sells is becoming more important as anti-China animus rises in Western markets.

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