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The Maastricht Diplomat

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[Russia Today] A growing anti-Chinese sentiment becomes increasingly apparent during Saturday’s press conference

The AU has reconvened on its third day of deliberations regarding its continued relations with China, in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). 

According to various international outlets, a strong division on the approach to China has been hampering discussions since the first session, Eswatini representing the anti-Chinese movement. 

When questioned by Russia Today’s undercover reporters about the possibility of finding support from another international “key player”, anti-Chinese African delegates were not opposed to broadening their options. Delegations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Eswatini itself, specified that they wouldn’t turn to western forces either, as they understand this would inevitably lead to western human rights standards and rule of law being imposed on them.

Overall, RT reporters felt confident that there might be an opening within the AU to move away from China and towards another global force, such as the Kremlin, and remains faithful for the upcoming talks. 

EuroMUN Committee: African Union (AU)


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