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Oct 6, 2018

This week Eric and Cobus discuss the recent surge of anti-Chinese sentiment in Zambia where public anger is on the rise against politicians in both Lusaka and Beijing. Critics accuse both governments of not being sufficiently transparent about debt and whether core Zambian infrastructure assets are at risk.

The heightened anxiety about the Chinese in Zambia is also reflected in the growing number of sensationalist, rumor-fueled news and social media stories about supposed Chinese transgressions.

Join the discussion. What do you think is behind the rise of anti-Chinese sentiment in Zambia? Legitimate concerns about debt and transparency or do you think false news stories and foreign government agendas may also play a role? Let us know.

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