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China’s Troubles Down on the Farm

A worker at a Chinese-run rice-processing plant in Mozambique

• The country’s agro investments in poor countries haven’t delivered

• “They’ll be looking for the story and the brand”

Inside a gated compound monitored by armed guards and surveillance cameras, hulking towers and concrete buildings loom over fields where Silva Muthemba once grew maize and fattened his cattle. “We lost grazing land to the Chinese,” he says, standing next to his home on the wide plains of Gaza

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