China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have both visited Africa in recent weeks. Photos: Getty Images
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have both visited Africa in recent weeks. Photos: Getty Images
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

Chinese and US diplomats are jostling for influence in Africa

  • Yang Jiechi and Antony Blinken visited the continent within weeks of each other
  • Blinken tried to play down the China factor; Yang hit out at ‘protectionism and hegemonism’

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have both visited Africa in recent weeks. Photos: Getty Images
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have both visited Africa in recent weeks. Photos: Getty Images
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