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When Trump confronts China head on, Obama teams up with Alibaba

Barack Obama and Jack Ma at an APEC meeting in the Philippines in November 2015/
Barack Obama and Jack Ma at an APEC meeting in the Philippines in November 2015/ © Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
While the Covid-19 pandemic has exasperated already strained relations between the Trump administration and Beijing, Barack Obama has taken a step in the opposite direction. His foundation quietly sought out the Chinese tech giant Alibaba to work on mutual projects in Africa. [...] (527 words)
Issue dated 05/05/2020 Reading time 3 minutes

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