On Friday, Ambassador David Shinn wrote this on his blog:
The government-controlled China Daily asked me to comment on the sate of China-Africa relations. The editors accepted my contribution and published it on 11 January 2013 with one deletion and added their own title of "A Developing Tale of Success". The deletion concerned my assertion that Chinese traders in Africa are facing increasing criticism from their African counterparts.
Recently, the Chinese state has looked less than stellar in terms of censorship. I found it interesting that, in trying to appeal to foreign audiences, the Chinese media actively sought an oped from someone who does not believe China's relationship with Africa is completely "win-win".