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The Crisis in Hong Kong Emerges as Key Messaging Theme for Chinese Media, Diplomats Across Africa

Riot police take part in a crowd dispersal operation in the Central district of Hong Kong on May 27, 2020, as the city's legislature debates over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

Chinese diplomats, missions, and media across Africa have been steadily ramping up their messaging about Hong Kong in recent weeks in what appears to be a concerted effort to build support for Beijing’s handling of the ongoing political crisis in the territory.

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