China and South Africa Deepen Military Ties Amid Anger Over Trump’s White Farmers Comments

China and South Africa have moved to expand their military ties as recent comments from President Donald Trump were met with outrage in Pretoria.

As Trump tweeted Thursday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers,” Major General Shao Yuanming, the deputy chief of staff of the Chinese Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, co-chaired a meeting Thursday with South African military chief General Solly Shoke in Beijing.

In the latest sign of Chinese outreach to a continent often overshadowed in U.S. policy, the two military leaders signaled greater cooperation in regional and global security issues.

“The two sides exchanged views on issues of common concern…

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