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Chinese Press Dismisses Blinken’s Africa Tour

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: Senior Biden administration officials visited West Africa, and the US media also speculates about "confrontation with China and Russia"

The reaction in China to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Nigeria, and Angola has been relatively muted. The trip is likely seen as sensitive, which means that commentary is mostly appearing in the foreign policy-facing press.

There the reaction has been largely dismissive, cohering around two main themes:

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