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From Ideology to Economics: The Evolution of China-Zambia Ties

Zambian President Edgar Lungu (L) meets and greets Chinese workers from Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC Intl) during a walk on September 15, 2018 on a major road in Lusaka, Zambia. DAWOOD SALIM / AFP

China’s relations with Zambia date back to the Mao era in the 1960s and in many ways serve as the foundation of Beijing’s broader engagement on the continent today.

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