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China, Ethiopia Showcase Ties Following Trump’s “Blow Up the Dam” Comment

Director-General of the Department of African Affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wu Peng, meeting with Ambassador Teshome Toga Chanaka of Ethiopia in Beijing. Image via @WuPeng_MFAChina.

There’s been a noticeable, albeit slight, increase in China-Ethiopia diplomacy and propaganda this week, prompting some speculation that Beijing may be discreetly moving to take advantage of the fall-out from last week’s furor over controversial comments by U.S. President Donald Trump about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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