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Africa: China

AfricaBeat has a commentary and roundup of articles on China's presence in Africa. ….”The question on everyone’s mind is what effect – for good or for evil – China’s expanding role will have on the continent. As the blog “China in Africa: A New Colonial Power?” asks, will China’s ambitions in Africa constitute a “new round of colonialism” or “an opportunity for real development”?

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  • THAI CHITSIGA

    I BELIEVE THAT CHINA’S ENTRY INTO AFRICA IS A NEW HORIZON FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. OVER THE PAST 100 YEARS EUROPEANS AND AMERICA HAVE BEEN TAKING AFRICA RESOURCES ON THE CHEAP. THEY HAVE FAILED TO LINK RESOURCE EXPORTATION TO DEVELOPMENT, BUT HAVE OPTED FOR AID LINKED TO GOOD GOVERNANCE.WHILE IT’S COMPANIES TAKE MINERIALS OUT FOR BASICALLY NOTHING. THE RESULT A 100 YEARS OF POVERTY FOR AFRICA AND EASY PROFITS FOR THE WEST. CHINA IS BIULDING ROADS, RAIL, HOSPITALS ETC. MORE IMPORTANTLY, CHINA IS TRAINING AFRICAN TECHNICIANS FOR THE FUTURE IN THIER THOUSANDS. WHAT HAS THE WEST DONE WITH IT’S TIME IN AFRICA. IT COSTS HUGE AMOUNTS FOR AN AFRICAN GOVERMENT TO EMPLOY A WESTERN TECHNICIAN TO HELP BUILD A RAILWAY.YET THE CHINEASE TECHNICAIN WORKS FOR 90% LESS. SO WHAT DID THE WEST OPT FOR INSTEAD.SMILING CHILDREN AROUND A NEW WATER WELL.THE WEST’S IDEA OF DEVELOPMENT. CHINA HAS DONE MORE IN 5 YEARS! CHINA IS BUILDING WHOLE TOWNSHIPS WITH ALL MOD CONS.IT IS THE END FOR WESTERN EXPLOTATION IN AFRICA, IT’S SECRET LITTLE TREASURE CHEST. GOOD RIDDENCE.

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