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Jan 24, 2018 07:31 PM
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China Woos Guinea with Satellite-TV Deal

People watch a television broadcast of the results of presidential elections in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 30. Kenya is one of 25 African nations where the Chinese government is attempting to help more locals access satellite TV. Photo: IC
People watch a television broadcast of the results of presidential elections in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 30. Kenya is one of 25 African nations where the Chinese government is attempting to help more locals access satellite TV. Photo: IC

China has signed an agreement with the oil-rich West African nation of Guinea to bring satellite-TV services to more than 300 villages, reflecting Beijing’s ongoing soft-power push in the continent.

The agreement is part of China’s ambitious plan to provide such services to 10,000 villages in 25 African countries by the end of 2018. The plan builds on a concept introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2015 at the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, held in Johannesburg.

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