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China’s Tactics and Methods to Influence African Media

Confucius Institutes (CIs) were once known only for teaching Mandarin language and culture classes but the organization’s mission has evolved recently to now include “training” sessions for African journalists on how to cover China.

CIs are now part of a robust Chinese toolkit that Beijing uses to try and frame media narratives in Africa on certain international issues related to human rights, sovereignty, and its escalating feud with the United States among others.

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