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Lots of Pomp, Little Substance: DRC President Didn’t Get Much Out of His Trip to China

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi enjoyed the full pageantry of a state visit in his first official trip to China. Images via Xinhua.

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi is wrapping up his near-week-long visit to China with a two-day stopover in Hong Kong before returning home later Monday. The president will meet with Chief Executive John Lee ka-chiu and members of the territory’s powerful business community.

Before he arrived in Hong Kong, Tshisekedi also made quick stops in two of China’s largest tech and finance hubs in Shanghai and later in the southern city of Shenzhen.

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