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Liberia’s Senate President Shows Engaging China Depends on Acceding to Beijing’s Core Interests Up Front

President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate, Senator Albert T. Chie (center left) with Chinese Ambassador to Monrovia Ren Yisheng (center right).

The recent visit to the Chinese embassy in Monrovia by Albert Chie, president pro-tem of the Liberian Senate, provides an interesting insight into how African stakeholders are proactively telegraphing their acceptance of China’s position on sensitive territorial issues like Taiwan, Xinjiang, and Hong Kong among others.

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