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China’s increasing investment – and influence – in African media

sapapers595When one of South Africa’s biggest newspaper chains was sold last month, an odd name was buried in the list of new owners: China International Television Corp. A major stake in a South African newspaper group might seem an unusual acquisition for Chinese state television, but it was no mystery to anyone who has watched the rapid expansion of China’s media empire across Africa.

Geoffrey York from Canada’s Globe and Mail reports on China’s increasing investment in African media.

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