Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua
Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua
Espionage

Did China bug the headquarters it built for the African Union? Preposterous, says ambassador

A French report claims that the US$200m building, completely paid for by Beijing, featured secret microphones in desks and walls

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Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua
Jia Qinglin, then chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters for the African Union in Addis Ababa in 2012. The building was completely funded by China. Photo: Xinhua
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