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Clipping Jack Ma's wings will undermine China's Africa push

Regulatory reckoning likely to stoke fears of unwarranted state-intervention

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Jack Ma talks to young entrepreneurs at the University of Nairobi in July 2017: he viewed that Africa was the China of 20 years ago.   © Reuters

Dr. Lauren A. Johnston is a research associate, China Institute, SOAS, University of London. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

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