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With FOCAC Coming, China-Africa Relations Gain New Prominence on National TV in China

China's top diplomat for sub-Saharan Africa, Wu Peng, and Fudan University Professor Zhang Weiwei discuss China-Africa relations on the national network Dragon TV.

Two of China’s leading authorities on Sino-African relations appeared in a nationally-broadcast hour-long show to discuss the current state of Chinese engagement in Africa and to answer questions from a studio audience. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s top diplomat for sub-Saharan Africa, Wu Peng, and Fudan University Professor Zhang Weiwei appeared last Monday on the talk show “This is China/这就是中国” to introduce the broad themes surrounding Chinese engagement in Africa to a mass audience that is largely unfamiliar with the topic.

The show highlights the heightened interest in Africa in the lead-up to the triennial Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will be held soon in Dakar.

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