The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is steadily making inroads with Africa’s ruling parties by convening seminars like the one held earlier this month with the Republic of Congo’s incumbent Party of Labor. In this virtual session, or a “training class” according to the CCP, some 50 mid-to-senior level Congolese party officials received briefings from their Chinese counterparts on how the “ruling party can play a leadership role” and various other topics related to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as well as economic and social development.
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