John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations
Videos and images have surfaced showing young African men being dragged in handcuffs by Chinese authorities, pinned face-first in the pavement, shepherded by riot police down an empty street, and made to sleep outside after apparently being evicted. In one short week, the city’s startling and unabated racism has lit up capitals across the African continent. As the news has spread, the anger has grown, and it would now appear that the China-Africa relationship is entering an uncertain chapter.
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