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Originally posted by FredT
Chinas growth has also been fuel with a total lack of envirnmental controlls. From air quality to water quality (I read a report that the 100 biggest cities in China would have thier municipal water supplies turned off due to levels of contamination. Its going to take huge amounts of time and money to clean the place up and they have not started yet. It will also effect the population in terms of infant mortality and birth defects, and life expectancy.
They may get a victory now but down the road its going to be ugly.
Foreigners farm for themselves in a hungry Africa
Some of the world's richest nations are coming to grow crops and export the yields, hoping to turn the global epicenter of malnutrition into a breadbasket for themselves.
The latest craze? Food. Amid a global crisis that for a time this year doubled prices for wheat, corn, rice and other staples, some of the world's richest nations are coming to Africa to farm, hoping to turn the global epicenter of malnutrition into a breadbasket for themselves.
Lured by fertile land, cheap labor and untapped potential, oil-rich Persian Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, where deserts hinder food production, are snapping up farmland in underdeveloped African nations to grow crops for consumption back home.
Originally posted by redchina
Why western people criticize Chinese in Africa?
Because they can not use African as slave any more.
Africa is a rich and bountiful country still otherwise the Chinese would not be their in the first place who's it your fault they haven't been able to govern themselves successfully for the past century and are actually willing to let themselves become serfs.
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Originally posted by SR
Who's fault is it though???
Look at how far the American's, Chinese, Indians and Austrailians have all come under 200 years.
It seems the only thing the Africans have been successful at is ironically.... exploiting the world under the 'we were exploited 500 years ago card'.
The writing has been on the wall with Africa for a long time and the world can only continue to prop it up beyond it's means for so long.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
1. "America did it, so whats wrong with China doing it?"
Just because someone else exploited and enslaved people doesnt give China the right to do the same. The west is just beginning to learn from their past mistakes and make amends, and here comes China, a country that is on an evolutionary scale where all this bullying still lies in front of them.