Zambian President Edgar Lungu might have been surprised to hear that the big takeaway from his call on Monday with Xi Jinping wasn’t debt relief or anything to do with COVID-19. In the unlikely event that he opened a copy of the China Daily newspaper on Tuesday morning, he would have seen that his expression of support for Beijing’s policies in Hong Kong and Xinjiang were deemed more important by China’s propagandists.
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