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Ma Tianjie: After Guangzhou, 3 Things Will Shape China-Africa “Brotherhood”

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 2, 2018 shows people gathering on a street in the "Little Africa" district in Guangzhou. Fred DUFOUR / AFP

Ma Tianjie is one of China’s most well-known environmental journalists and the creator of the popular “Chublic Opinion” blog that tracks Chinese public opinion on current events. In his latest column on the always-interesting Panda Paw Dragon Claw blog, Ma outlines three outcomes from the recent tensions in Guangzhou that he forecasts will have a lasting impact “on the hearts and minds of the African public and on the long-term prospect of China’s presence on the continent, will likely be long-lasting regardless of the intention of political elites on both sides.”

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