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China’s DRC Envoy Makes High-Profile Visit to Cobalt Mining Belt, Sends a Powerful Message to Both Kinshasa and Washington

Chinese ambassador to the DRC Zhu Jing paid a visit to the farm of influential Congolese politician Moïse Katumbi.

China’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zhu Jing, made a high-profile visit over the weekend to one of the country’s most important power brokers in the heart of the cobalt mining zone in the southern mining belt in Katanga province.

Zhu paid a visit on Saturday to the sprawling estate of Moïse Katumbi, former governor of Katanga province who is also one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen and leader of the opposition party “Ensemble pour la Republique” (Together for the Republic).

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