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Vol 3 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2010

Li Qiangmin

China’s Ambassador to Zambia

As he responds to the fiery criticism of opposition Patriotic Front leader Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata, Li Qiangmin is more outspoken than most Chinese diplomats, staunchly defending his country’s investments in Zambia. However, Li has been careful not to cross the line his predecessor, Li Baodong, overstepped in 2006 by threatening to cut relations if Sata was elected president. It was an outburst that cost China goodwill, though in the end not enough to cost Levy Mwanawasa victory.

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