Chinese diplomats, missions, and media across Africa have been steadily ramping up their messaging about Hong Kong in recent weeks in what appears to be a concerted effort to build support for Beijing’s handling of the ongoing political crisis in the territory.
What’s interesting here is that the crisis in Hong Kong is not an issue that resonates much with the overwhelming majority of African stakeholders who, other than the tiny kingdom of eSwatini, all publicly endorse the “One China Policy” and Beijing’s sovereignty over Hong Kong.
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