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Daily Maverick: China’s Brash Outspoken Ambassador to South Africa “Recalled”

Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian is reportedly being recalled to Beijing according to a report in the Daily Maverick newspaper. The article quotes unnamed sources within South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) suggesting that Ambassador Lin will leave as soon as Monday.

Chinese sources, also not named in the article, suggest that rather than being recalled, Ambassador Lin is actually being promoted.

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