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China increases economic ties with Africa-A new era of colonialism for Africa-

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 10:20 PM
This is exactly what china and africa need is a partnership, and trade of goods and services, many countries in africa and china would benefit from an alliance like this. Would the US let this happen? Perhaps this another reason the US took out Lybia, to show our presence in the area. Either way, this is great news for all involve, I just hope the US doesnt try to intervene in some way.

China's increasing engagement with Africa has become a subject of great controversy. The country's commercial interests in Africa have been called a new form of colonialism by some in the West, but many Africans say that China is a better partner than Europe or the US. But what is the reality in the African nations with the longest standing links to China?

However, Sata also listed plenty of negatives: "The Chinese bring labourers to push wheelbarrows which is wrong. They do not follow the minimum wage when they are paying their people. The Chinese have no conditions of service. They don't provide protective clothing. The list is endless."

Today, China needs Zambian copper to manufacture the goods it sells to consumers around the world. Zambia needs Chinese investment to fund infrastructure projects and provide jobs.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:44 AM
reply to post by AllUrChips

If China can't sell stuff to the broke, fascist, warmongering America here in the near future they might as well sell it to the developing African nations, as well as their own domestic population. They also get even more raw materials in the deal as well. Doesn't China already own more than half of the world's rare earth metals?

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:01 AM
reply to post by AllUrChips

Of course the USA is going to intervene......what makes you think they won't? NATO/USA has'nt finished with Africa yet.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by bluemirage5

Intervene with specops groups causing chaos and revolution, methinks

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 10:59 AM
It isn't a partnership, China is exploiting Africa.

Africa will end up the worse for this.

Examples abound where Chinese companies have been caught flouting conservation laws and collaborating with criminals in the exploitation of Africa's natural assets. While western agents also do the same, the lack of a powerful environmental lobby within China that can effectively critique Beijing's actions in Africa ­is a real worry.

Over the past few decades China has been actively involved in African conflicts and politics. The range of their activities includes the supply of arms and training to terrorists and militia during conflicts (such as the South African Border War), active manipulation of elections (provision of signal-jamming equipment and election T-shirts to Mugabe's Zanu-PF) and supporting nefarious regimes, especially that of Mugabe's Zimbabwe.


A former US official, in charge of setting up the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria disclosed that China received more than severely deprived African nations.

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After that last statement, I can't entirely blame other countries getting involved.
edit on 6-1-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:23 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

so you're ok with the US invading libya and killing 5000 people but against china having economic ties with Africa. Boy your brain must be screwed on wrong or something

posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:34 PM
reply to post by randomguy0083

That is such a lame attack..

Where did nixie_nox mention supporting the mostly European powers [and Canada] taking Libya apart?
edit on 9-1-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 10:01 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

ah one who still believes the US is attacking other countries for democracy. Nevermind then

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 11:32 PM
reply to post by randomguy0083

I missed the part where he says that he believes America is attacking other countries "for democracy". Could you pointy that part out to me?

Do you often do erroneous mind readings, or are these two examples special cases?

posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by randomguy0083

Ok well random guy posts a completey random post.
I fail to see where US and Libya has to do on a thread about China and Africa.

Whatever your thoughts are on the US and Libya, it doesn't mean its ok for China to completely exploit Africa and make the poor areas poorer as it is. But I guess China is through with degrading and poisoning its own citizens, so now its moved on to greener pastures.

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