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China’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone Pays a Visit to the Anti-Corruption HQ, Donates Equipment

Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone Hu Ziangliang paid a visit on Wednesday to the headquarters of the SL’s Anti-Corruption Commission. He met with Commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala and participated in a handover ceremony of computers and other equipment.

While many stakeholders in the U.S. and Europe do not associate China with anti-corruption efforts, especially in Africa, Chinese officials take the issue very seriously due to the priority that Xi Jinping places on the issue. When Xi came to power in 2012 after the 18th National Congress, he launched China’s largest anti-corruption crackdown, the famous “tigers and flies” campaign, which led to the indictments of more than 100,000 people.

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