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Turns Out, There Are Grievances on Both Sides of the China-DR Congo Relationship

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang welcoming his Congolese counterpart Christop Lutundula to Beijing on Tuesday. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ahead of President Tshisekedi’s arrival in Beijing on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Qin Gang met his Congolese counterpart Christophe Lutundula yesterday.

Beyond the formalities and diplomatic courtesies reaffirming the strength of relations between the two countries, Qin made a comment that may hint at some of China’s concerns about the current business environment in the DRC. 

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