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China Combines Military Outreach with PPE Diplomacy in the DRC

China’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo handed over a donation on behalf of the People’s Liberation Army to an officer from the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC). The donation of health supplies is part of a larger PLA engagement strategy to foster closer ties with African militaries across sub-Saharan Africa through donations of PPE and other materials to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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