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China’s Ambassador to DRC Gets Into Online Spat With Former Trump Administration Official

TWEET TRANSLATIONS: Zhu: The Democratic Republic of Congo must not become the battleground for great powers. No one has the right to use the country, a sovereign and independent state, to satisfy its own interests. Pham: Completely agree, [your] Excellency. This is why non-transparent agreements that swap real mineral resources for inferior or non-existent infrastructure are not in the interests of society.

For the past few days, a low-grade Twitter feud has been going on between China’s ambassador to the DRC, Zhu Jing, and J. Peter Pham, a former U.S. special envoy to the Sahel during the Trump administration and now a fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank The Atlantic Council.

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