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Following Its Rather Dismal Coverage of FOCAC, the BBC Goes Back to Basics For Wang’s Africa Tour

The BBC used the occasion of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s three-nation African tour last week to reset its coverage of China-Africa relations. This follows a dismal performance during last December’s FOCAC conference, when it sparked international criticism for poorly editing the comments of acclaimed China-Africa scholar Professor Deborah Brautigam who appeared on BBC World News radio. 

The network later apologized to Brautigam and blamed the error on an “inexperienced producer.”

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