The European Business Council for Africa

China’s president Xi Jinping “needs Africa more than ever” as Beijing faces a backlash in the West over its alleged role in the coronavirus crisis, a CNN article informs us this week.

It goes on to say that its relationship with Africa is at a “critical and precarious juncture”, citing a letter by African ambassadors last month criticizing the treatment of African residents in China.

The sentiment is part of efforts - mostly by the media and some governments in the West - to peddle the narrative that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed tensions in the China-Africa relationship, putting it on shaky ground.

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