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Abe’s African pitch short on muscle, creativity

In his quest to restore Japan to economic relevance in the Chinese century, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has happened upon an unlikely battleground: Africa. China long ago became a top-tier Africa investor. Even before Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative, Beijing was building roads in Uganda, dams in Sudan, power grids in Nigeria and conference […]

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