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Chinese State Media Acted Like the Pompeo Visit Never Happened

The homepage of Xinhua's African news section had no mention of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Africa tour.

When the U.S. Secretary of State travels abroad, most independent international news outlets consider it worthy of mention in their daily coverage. But not the Chinese state media. There’s not a single news item, not even a brief mention, of Mike Pompeo’s visit to Ethiopia on any of the country’s major English-language international media outlets:

Other than the China Daily editorial published earlier this week and this column, it’s as if the Secretary’s trip never happened.

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