The Institute for Security Studies quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the relationship between China and South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC):

The lavish praise for China has irked commentators like the Atlantic Council’s director for Africa, Peter Pham, who notes that the ANC document is couched in ‘intemperate language that even Chinese regime mouthpieces do not use nowadays’. Phrases like ‘the exemplary role of the collective leadership of the Communist Party of China in this regard should be a guiding lodestar of our own struggle’ and ‘Russia has not been spared the wrath of US-led Western imperialism’ reflect another era.

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