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Can Chinese weapons contribute to peace in Africa?

By DW
20 July 2019   |   3:30 pm
China's military leaders have invited the African army chiefs to Beijing — officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China's military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say.

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