Protesters hold the portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Addis Ababa on May 30 against US sanctions over the conflict in Tigray. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold the portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Addis Ababa on May 30 against US sanctions over the conflict in Tigray. Photo: AFP

Why China is taking a low profile on Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict?

  • Hundreds of Chinese workers had to flee the northern Ethiopian region after war erupted in November
  • Washington responded to the violence with sanctions but Beijing has had a more muted approach

Topic |   China-Africa relations
Protesters hold the portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Addis Ababa on May 30 against US sanctions over the conflict in Tigray. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold the portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Addis Ababa on May 30 against US sanctions over the conflict in Tigray. Photo: AFP
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