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Fierce Debate Underway in the DR Congo Over Whether China Has Met Its Infrastructure Development Obligations

China's ambassador to the DR Congo, Zhu Jing (left) was joined by Sicomines Board Secretary Diao Ying at a press conference in Kinshasa last week. Image via Deskeco.

The Congolese stakeholders in the controversial Chinese mining joint venture Sicomines are calling for further revisions to the controversial multibillion-dollar resource-for-infrastructure deal.

At issue are stark differences in what the Congolese side believes it’s owed in terms of infrastructure development and what the Chinese consortium says it’s already delivered.

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