The U.S. State Department appears determined to ensure that everyone knows its foreign assistance programs are very different from China’s. Even though the State Department didn’t mention the Chinese by name in either their tweet or the accompanying article, the multiple references to “some governments” and “debt-trap diplomacy” were nonetheless revealing:
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