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Week in Review: Taiwan, Tesla, and Antony Blinken’s Upcoming Africa Tour

China mounted an intercontinental media response throughout the Global South this week to rage against U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down why developing countries, including several in Africa, who have repeatedly said they want to stay out of the U.S.-China standoff, decided to weigh in on this controversy.

Plus, a preview of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s upcoming Africa tour and what a Tesla battery deal with Chinese suppliers reveals the realities facing the U.S. and other governments that want to get China out of their strategic supply chains.

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