chapter  7
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What About China?

The Story We Don’t See

In 2008, I sat in a Washington, D.C., ballroom with an august group

of U.S. and African business leaders to celebrate U.S.– Africa business

ties. As is often the case with august groupings in D.C. ballrooms, the

most anticipated speaker was a former statesman of the highest order.

For reasons that will be clear shortly, I’ll not name him.