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How Africa is Becoming China’s China

How Africa is Becoming China’s China


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by being one of the first 200 to sign up at http://brilliant.org/wendover. Political alliances manifest themselves here—on
the voting floor of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York. In this room countries impose legislation
that carries weight worldwide and so what happens in this room is the physical materialization
of the world’s politics. 47 years ago, exactly that happened when one
of the General Assembly’s most consequential votes occurred. China, you see, essentially has two governments. There’s the Republic of China which used
to control the mainland and Taiwan but today only administers Taiwan and there’s the
People’s Republic of China which controls the mainland. Both claim to be the rightful governments
of all of the Chinese territory—both Taiwan and the mainland—and so back in 1971 the
United Nations had to decide which government would represent China. Essent ially, the question was which government
was the rightful leader of the territory as there could only be one in the United Nations. The US was the main superpower opposing the
People’s Republic representing China as it had a strong political and military alliance
with the Republic of China government and so the vote was essentially the US’ sphere
of influence versus the world. Among the 35 countries that voted against
the People’s Republic were much of Africa—the Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Liberia,
Niger, South Africa, and plenty of others that sided with the US. Despite the US’s efforts, the resolution
ended up passing and the representative government for China in the UN was switched to the People’s
Republic of China but what’s interesting about this is not the result, it’s who voted
against the People’s Republic. Since that 1971 vote, you see, something has
changed. In 2007, the UN general assembly met once
again to vote on whether to adopt a resolution condemning the human rights situation in North
Korea. As one of North Korea’s strongest allies,
this vote was China and its sphere of influence versus the world. In this vote, though, only Burundi, Equatorial
Guinea, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, and Tanzania
voted against China. All the 43 other African countries either
abstained or voted no along with China because in the forty years between those votes, political
ties changed. Africa no longer bows to the US. Much of the continent is now economically
and politically aligned with the world’s fastest emerging superpower—China. The simple answer for why this is is because
China has pumped huge amounts of money into the continent of Africa. They’re buying allies. For example, China built a $3.2 billion railway
in Kenya trekking the 300 miles from Nairobi, the capitol, to Mombassa, the second largest
city and primary port, in 4 hours and 30 minutes. That’s faster than what the fastest train
in the US, the Acela Express, takes to travel the equivalent distance from Philadelphia
to Boston. China also built a $526 million dam in Guinea
which helped push the country from having constant power shortages to making more energy
than it needs and selling the extra capacity to its neighbors. China also built a $475 million light rail
system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, designed
as a way to combat the capital’s crippling traffic. These are only a sampling. There are literally hundreds of others of
Chinese infrastructure projects in Africa each year. All across the continent, China is playing
a part in projects both big and small that are transforming African economies. It’s important to note that these projects
are not, though, free. Each of these three were financed by loans
granted by China’s state-owned and controlled Export-Import bank and these loans do, of
course, need to be paid back by the countries granted them. Large African infrastructure projects, though,
would be viewed as risky by any traditional bank and would therefore struggle to get financed
but China’s export-import bank doesn’t care. Assuming cooperation between the Chinese and
African countries’ governments, this bank will give low-interest or no-interest loans
to African countries so they can build these trains or dams or other projects. These loans are therefore considered a form
of foreign aid since China doesn’t expect to get all their money back, at least adjusted
for inflation, since they’re not charging much interest and there’s a high risk of
default. Of course China isn’t just financing these
projects out of kindness. For each of them there’s a political goal
behind it. You see, the country of China is running out
of growth potential. Its era of double digit year over year GDP
growth is over as it makes the shift from industrializing to industrialized. Africa, meanwhile, is one of the least developed
areas of the world and a lack of development actually makes fast growth easy. The first step of economic development for
many countries is natural resource exploitation. Nearly every country has some level of natural
resources that they can use to kickstart growth but first they need to have enough money to
build the infrastructure and take the steps needed to gather these natural resources. As everyone knows, it takes money to make
money and China has money. By investing in African mining and farming,
China can profit off of Africa’s growth and fuel the business back in China that require
minerals and food, but in addition to it serving as a source of natural resources, Africa has
another resource—labor. It might seem strange that China, the country
that the world uses for low-cost manufacturing, is looking for a labor source elsewhere but
that is exactly what it’s doing. China is a victim of its own success. The economic development that its manufacturing
industry brought pushed a large segment of its population into the middle class which
raised labor costs country-wide. It’s not bad news, China as a country has
shifted from having a low-skilled to a medium-skilled workforce as their education level has improved,
but for the lowest cost, lowest skilled manufacturing work, the country of China is no longer competitive. Therefore, Chinese manufacturing firms are
setting up their own operations in Africa—one of the cheapest and lowest skilled labor markets
in the world. Today, China is now the largest trading partner
with Africa as a whole. Despite China being a vastly larger country
than the US in population, the US and China both trade a similar value of goods worldwide
each year. In this case, though, whereas $48 billion
worth off goods were exchanged between the US and Africa in 2016, China traded $128 billion
worth of goods—nearly three times as much. Now, the whole idea of setting up a structure
of power over other less developed states in order to gather resources and use their
labor force might sound familiar because that’s largely what colonialism was. The motives behind European powers expanding
their territory to less developed nations in the 15th through 20th centuries were remarkably
similar to the motivations behind China’s growing economic influence in the developing
world today. Despite what some may say, there is empirical
evidence that China has been using these infrastructure investments to affect worldwide politics. It’s been found that if an African country
recognizes Taiwan as a country they receive, on average, 2.7 fewer Chinese infrastructure
projects within their borders each year. Conversely, if an African country votes overwhelmingly
along with China in the United Nations General Assembly, they receive 1.8 more infrastructure
projects per year. Considering that the General Assembly is an
equal representative body where each country gets one vote no matter if they have a million
residents or a billion, China’s getting a lot of influence for, in the grand scheme
of things, not a lot of money. China touts the fact that their foreign investment
and aid is “no strings attached.” Unlike other institutions that give low or
no-interest loans to developing countries like the International Monetary Fund or World
Bank, China give loans with no requirements on factors like respect of human rights or
democratic elections. Of course, this data linking infrastructure
investment with political leanings shows that there are indeed hidden strings that require
benefit for China rather than benefit for the receiving country. Western powers are understandably concerned
about this shift in power dynamics towards a country with vastly different ideals. In 2017, China entered a select club as it
opened a military base in Djibouti. While four other countries have bases in Djibouti—France,
Italy, Japan, and the US—this base was unique as it was China’s first base abroad and
those by themselves, military bases abroad, are unique. Only 15 of the world’s most developed and
militarily powerful countries worldwide have them and now China is one of them. Although, western powers might be worried
for the wrong reasons. The government of China is clearly putting
a lot of focus and money into Africa but not as much as you’d think based off the result
they’re getting—vast amounts of influence over a whole continent. There are two key numbers to look at. In 2015, China loaned just $12 billion to
African countries. In the same year, the country invested a mere
$3 billion in the continent. That’s just not much but the reason China
is gaining this enormous influence over the continent is because the Chinese government
no longer has to force this phenomenon. Private Chinese industry is taking hold of
Africa. Of the estimated 10,000 Chinese businesses
in Africa, 90% of them are privately owned rather than one of the numerous Chinese state-run
companies. The Chinese companies in Africa are actually
making money—some substantially so. The Chinese government certainly has provided
a considerable push to the industrialization of Africa but now that that’s done, economic
forces are moving the initiative further forward. Chinese small business is gripping the continent. Much of the western world is ignoring the
prospects of the continent—ignoring that business in Africa can now be as profitable
as business in China was when its period of tremendous growth began. Right now, Africa is establishing itself as
the source of labor and resources for China and so, until the west pays attention, Africa
will continue inching forward on its path towards becoming China’s China. One of the techniques used to predict the
GDP or GDP growth of a country, which is of course used to decide which country to invest
in, is machine learning. For example, here’s what a machine learning
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100 comments on “How Africa is Becoming China’s China

  1. I'm from Kenya. The Chinese have really helped in our development but recently people are getting worried as more of them come to start small businesses that compete with locals

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  3. Africa burbak hai
    China abhi toh help kar raha hai, but baad mein khub gaanr marega, pura resource lega Africa se
    Isiliye Africa ko khud se hi develop hona hoga, nahi toh yeh China wala gaanr Mar lega yeh Africa walon ka

  4. the way this dude goes into his ads at the end is just fantastic . but fuck you dude for catching me with that ad . lol

  5. Why are people making this out like it's a bad thing? China needs resources. Africa has resources. Africa wants better infrastructure. China can provide. It's solely a matter of trading and yes, that will inadvertently increase China's sphere of influence but when you consider that it is both mutually beneficial and doesn't really harm anyone: Who said that Chinese influence is even a bad thing? It doesn't seem to be.

  6. China:I will develop Africa!😤😤😤
    USA:NO!! I Will involve😡😡😡
    OTHER NATIONS:Here help!!!😢😢😢
    AFRICA:Yeah keep it up USA & China😎😎😎😎

  7. https://unwatch.org/dr-einat-wilf-at-unhrc-if-the-conflict-is-ever-to-end-with-peace-unrwa-should-no-longer-exist/

  8. Why could anyone thinks that China had to do charities in Africa? Action speaks louder than words man. We dont do charity, we do business, and we prefer win-win business.

  9. US built the wall and war.
    Comments: democracy and freedom.
    China built bridges and roads.
    Comments: dictatorship and hegemony.

  10. Western people have been there for 400 years. If they really want to help them, they would have enough food and clean water to feed people. But every one know they didn't. People are living in poverty and they have the right to find a new way to survive. It can't be worse anyway.

  11. Europe should thank China for pouring billions of dollars into Africa for development. Without China’s help Europe will become Africa’s Africa.

  12. the choice for Africa is between the devil they know (the west) and the devil they don't (china). seems that a lot of people have forgotten the way Moa swept through China in the 50's… with the support of people such as Henry Kissinger… David Rockefeller…
    the mere assumption that ideals exist in the real world of political power should be cautioned, it does not exist

  13. "what's so wrong with China HELPING Africa" really? Wow my fellow Africans you are ignorant. China lends billions of dollars to poor countries all over the world who will eventually default on these loans and the Chinese know that very well, it's a strategy, they're essentially buying votes in the UN and influence in these African countries and another thing China has a huge population and in years to come they will need new territories to dump their people. Nothing is for free especially when it comes to politics. China is not our friend

  14. There seem to be many misinformed people in the comments. You don’t understand. China has oil and gas rights in many of these nations. It’s basically a non violent colonisation and the Africans are so dumb they will not do anything about it.

  15. The only reason western media is pissing itself in anger is because of resources. As Africa begins to industrialize African workers will start to get pay more as their spending power will increase. The us is always in desperate need of resources so an industrialized Africa will increase the cost of production cutting into profits which us companies are heavily against. Africa currently is quite cheap to extract resouces. We all knew China wages were eventually going to catch up to them. This is taught in any economic intermediate class for quite some time now. Gotta be honest but the us obsession with maintaining a 19th century school of global politics is going to fuck us horribly. We had the capital to industrialize africa, and bring it within our sphere of influence. What a wasted opportunity.

  16. Teach a man fishing rather then give him fishes, China is teaching Africa fishing, which makes China and Africa benefited both. As this is also Africa’s opportunity.

  17. The west is strong when China can't export, but will the west help build facilities and investment in Africa? When China helps Africa build infrastructure and investment, the west accuses and criticizes China's behavior in Africa. In this case, the west will help Africa with concrete actions instead of words.

  18. What’s the FUCK !
    How can you forgot East-Turkistan
    Its biggest colony of China (yes bigger than Tibet!!!) they planed a airplane crash in 1949 to kill president of East-Turkistan, and brought Han Chinese army and immigrants to there.
    Now they are building concentration camp that has 3 millions of Uyghur(the people who actually own the land of East-Turkistan) and named it XinJiang (Xin in Chinese language means “new”, Jiang means “land”. So together means “new land”, and they said Xinjiang always are part of China, which is a lie)
    East-Turkistan has totally different face looking than Han Chinese, totally different religion than Chinese which believe Islam, culture is different as well. From DNA Uyghur people is same as Europe people DNA)
    Now. They burning Holly book Quran, forcing women to marry with Han Chinese, putting mans in to concentration camps, took the children from home to stay school (7-18 years old children) for studying fully Han Chinese cultures, they want Uyghur people be same as Han Chinese. Main reason they want East-Turkistan that bad is, the land have very rich natural resources (gas, mine, gold, ext) plz let international know what is Chinese doing in East-Turkistan. 🙏🏻❤️💪🏻

  19. So the grand plan of china is to buy out africa through infrastructures. And once that's done, they plan on setting up most of their low-cost labor in africa. They'll keep the african populace from rising to a middle class state to maintain this labor.

  20. Westerners always racist Africans and now they're jealous that African is taking off with the help from China.

  21. China and Iran must fall!

    If the Anglo-Yid world order falls the world shall fall into unrecoverable darkness

  22. USA, UK, ISRAEL were destined to rule over the world.
    They shall rule over Africa, India, and China

  23. America will fall along with Europe. The Rise of Asian Countries is what those white bitches fear the most. They know what they'd done, time for a payback.

  24. As an African I read the title and I was so shocked but then you said
    China is paying whole but China is not paying Egypt (my country) and Algeria and Morocco so that means will China will really invade WHOLE Africa?

  25. China has set up many schools and hospitals in Africa. roads, and so on infrastructure. A lot of talents have been trained. Free to let a lot of people come to China to learn knowledge and then build Africa. I can't see anything but colonization and war that the West has brought to Africa. African countries are China's partners. Partnership is not charity, it is mutual help, it is equality and dignity.

  26. Africa does have a lot of problems right now, but that should be the decision of the African people. China only helps in the economy, infrastructure, and talent development. And establish cooperation. Win-win economy. The political problems of the African people should be their own decisions. They have the ability to make their own decisions. China doesn't need china to make decisions for them. Westerners like to force others to accept their ideas, Chinese think that Africans can achieve their ideas.

  27. If I am a beginner, I'm looking for the investment, the United States is not willing to invest I, China's atmospheric invested in me, the United States in the back was very angry, and gossip, carefully his business failure and somewhat ironic, this is a simple investment, good vision, vision is bad to lose money, less trouble, answer from China

  28. "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." Is that a Chinese proverb? Anyway, the West have been giving some fish to Africa making it dependent, but the Chinese are teaching Africans to fish making them independent. Go China! Go Africa!

  29. China probably doesn't want Africa become China, just look at black people's crime rate in US. It's all time high, robbing, rapping, stealing, killing, drugs, eat without pay.

  30. at least china is using money to build things for those poor countries…unlike the usa…remember they go over to the middle force their way to try take over the oil

  31. lol, some westerners feel bad now. They clearly have forgotten what they have done to African people in the past. They are free to talk about lending money to Africa now, when you went to Africa hundred years ago, you left nothing but took away everything from them, their wealth, their people, etc. WTF!! We just try to help Africa, good or not, only african people have rights to judge. Also, for the poorest country, your logic is leaving them alone since they can not pay back. But we think we can help them to earn money, then they will have money to pay pack, moreover they will buy more from us since then, this is called win-win game. Westerners are too narrow-minded and arrogant..

  32. This Wendover Productions video exposes the producer for what it really is: US propagandist. This video compares China's investment in Africa to those of European colonialism. Pure lies at best or nasty propaganda at worst. European colonialism invested little in African infrastructures, human resource, or technology for the betterment of the African people. Instead, Europeans brutalized, killed, and looted Africans and Africa in both natural and human resources. In the Congo’s the European businessmen frequently sliced off hands or arms of African workers suspected of theft or laziness. Other times certain Africans mysteriously disappeared. Lucrative African minerals extracted and exported to Europe while Africa and Africans were left with environmental and bodily wounds, respectively. The conquerors subjugated and humiliated the Africans through segregation, apartheid, and demeaning laws. After WW2, the Europeans reluctantly surrendered some of their African colonies to the natives despite the Europeans having enjoyed several hundred years of colonialism. The Africans soon found they inherited their homeland devoided of the infrastructure, capital, and technology necessary to compete or survive in the global market. The Western Powers dominated global trade after WW2, making Africa a de facto colony of the West — until the re-emergence of China’s economy. Today, African has alternatives and the West can no longer take Africa for granted. In stark contrast to the European colonization and exploitation of Africa, China’s investment in African infrastructure and manufacturing have brought prosperity , higher standard of living, and the hope of a united Africa free from the shackles of European colonialism. The Western propagandist seeks to revise African history, demonize China, and brainwash the gullible in order to promote the “Western model” of government or economy for Africa. In contrast China is politically neutral: it does not stipulate its African investment with a political or regime change. Wendover Productions points fingers at China for investing in African nations that violate human rights or other transgressions, but not at the several European nations in cahoots with USA waging wars in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan, some for more than 18 years. Notice also Wendover is exceeding quiet as to the torture-death camps at Gitmo, Abu Graif, Bagram, and CIA rendition centers in Eastern Europe. Here, this video is a blatant lie intended to demonize China through a soft-sell documentary format.

  33. The thing is Africa has enough resources and money to sustain itself and even bocome most powerful continent .. but due to the bad leadership, it has become a laughing stock.

  34. If you want to help Africa, don't come build schools and leave. Come teach a man to fish, instead of giving him a fish.

    Our governments don't listen to us. They are not empowering the youth. They are trying to live/act like a first world country with no experience other than seeing
    It won't work.

  35. correct utilisation, in a budget/ structured format with clear co-operated projections that have been counselled / agreed upon by vote is not the same as exploitation "" of people/ resources or anything. infact what is occuring is the opposite. exploitation doesn't only have a negative connotation, the doing of it is negative, whereas development comprises of using resources in order to make life better. not using what nature makes just to create money . that's the difference between building and development

  36. and another thing for China fam, there is still a lot / huge potential as far as development is concered. there have been so many products and services created, that not instead of the focus to b e on creating more; what needs to be done is to simply internalise the focus. so instead of developing more, now what needs to be done is connecting whats already there and also bettering the current way what's exists / how it operates.. and also how it is operated.. this is why co-operation between all allies globally is imperative constantly, and not just on, for example the current twice a year meeting of nations. our alignment of visions and goals needs to constantly be synched so that we all understand how eachother feels as a people , because only then will be able to make it better, how will we be able to make things better if we cannot understand/ see it? so a fundamental paradigm shift is taking place globally where consciousness is being brought back down to us at "ground level , where we realise we all have choices and options and are able to better the lives of not only ourselves, but citizens across this planet.

  37. Fuck you! Chinese suggest you go to help build Africa for free since you are so jealous! Africa is friends of China!

  38. Soon china will slave Africa in their political dictator mentality and will try to own Africa just basically using slaves using Africans to work for china.

  39. How to play chess simultaniously with grand masters not knowing even the rules of the game? Well you see no problems at all.

  40. Looks like China is taking a page right out of the CIA's playbook for taking over a country, "Confessions of a Economic Hitman," by John Perkins. First, Britain was the largest colonial power, then America, now China. The whole world is turning to sh*t.

  41. Lots of pro china shilling scum in this comment section. Wanna know what's funny? To access the site your shit government blocked you have to use a VPN. China is a dystopian shithole and all of you government paid fucks can't convince the world otherwise.

  42. 我们国内从来不会宣传自己在非洲多么伟大,因为那是一场交易,一场平等互利的交易。

  43. Can someone explain how is this helping Africa?
    China brings Chinese workers to build a road in Africa and then what?
    China is a business market state. Nobody gives a fuck if there will be "new jobs" in Africa. Because the road is cheaper than a quality of life.

    Road = money

  44. 转发美籍華裔物理學榮譽教授林良多在美國《華盛頓郵報》上發表的一首英文詩《你們究竟要我們怎樣生存? 》,该诗在互聯網上熱傳並引起中西方網友熱議。這首詩表達了許多美籍華人長期以來內心的壓抑和憤慨,因此被評論為是海外華人向西方偏見“射出的一記利箭”。

    全詩原文:

    When we were the Sick Man of Asia, We were called The Yellow Peril.

    When we are billed to be the next Superpower, we are called The Threat.

    When we closed our doors, you smuggled drugs to open markets.

    When we embrace Free Trade, You blame us for taking away your jobs.

    When we were falling apart, You marched in your troops and wanted your fair share.

    When we tried to put the broken pieces back together again, Free Tibet you screamed, It Was an Invasion!

    When we try Communism, you hated us for being Communist.

    When we embrace Capitalism, you hate us for being Capitalist.

    When we have a billion people, you said we were destroying the planet.

    When we tried limiting our numbers, you said we abused human rights.

    When we were poor, you thought we were dogs.

    When we loan you cash, you blame us for your national debts.

    When we build our industries, you call us Polluters.

    When we sell you goods, you blame us for global warming.

    When we buy oil, you call it exploitation and genocide.

    When you go to war for oil, you call it liberation.

    When we were lost in chaos and rampage, you demanded rules of law.

    When we uphold law and order against violence, you call it violating human rights.

    When we were silent, you said you wanted us to have free speech.

    When we are silent no more, you say we are brainwashed-xenophobics.

    Why do you hate us so much, we asked.
    No, you answered, we don’t hate you.

    We don’t hate you either, But, do you understand us?

    Of course we do, you said, We have AFP, CNN and BBC’s… What do you really want from us?

    Think hard first, then answer… Because you only get so many chances.

    Enough is Enough, Enough Hypocrisy for This One World.

    We want One World, One Dream, and Peace on Earth.

    This Big Blue Earth is Big Enough for all of Us.

    以下為中文版:

    「你究竟要我們怎樣生存」

    我們是東亞病夫時!我們被說是黃禍;

    我們被預言是下一個超級大國了!
    我們被指是主要威脅。

    那時我們閉關自守!你走私鴉片來強開門戶;

    我們擁抱自由貿易了!你責罵我們搶走你的飯碗。

    那時我們風雨飄搖!你鐵蹄犯境要求機會均等;

    我們要整合破碎的山河!你說我們“入侵”……

    我們試行馬列救國!你痛恨我們成為異己分子;

    我們擁抱資本主義了!你又恨我們當了資本家。

    當我們的人口到達十億!你說我們在摧毀地球;

    我們要限制人口了!你說我們踐踏人權。

    那時我們一貧如洗!你視我們賤如狗;

    我們有鈔票借給你了!你怨我們令你國債累累。

    我們發展工業了!你說我們是污染者;

    我們有貨品賣給你了!你說我們是地球暖化的因由。

    我們購買石油!你說我們榨取兼滅族;

    你們為石油開戰!你說是為了解救生靈。

    那時我們動亂無序!你說我們沒有法治;

    現在我們要依法平暴!你說我們違反人權。

    我們靜默無聲時!你說我們欠缺言論自由;

    我們不再緘默!你說我們是被洗了腦的仇外暴民。

    為什麼你這樣憎恨我們? 我們想知道。

    “不”,你說,“我不恨你們。”

    我們也不恨你!只是,你了解我們嗎?

    “當然了解”,你說。 “我們消息多的是,有 AFP、CNN、還有BBC……”

    那麼你究竟要我們怎樣生存?

    回答之前,請仔細的想一想……因為你的機會不是無限的。

    已經夠多了……這個世界容不下更多的偽善了。

    我們要的是同一個世界,同一個夢想,靖世太平。

    這個寬廣、遼闊的藍地球,容得下你們,容得下我們。

  45. Everyone ignores that China is still a developing country although it has great infrastructure. China’s GDP per capita is still lower than 10,000 dollars, ranking roughly 100th among the world. But China is still sharing development experience with African friends since its founding, as a grateful gift for supporting PRC to become the official representative in UN. This is how China treat its friend. As an old Chinese saying goes, “Others give you one single drop of water, and you should pay back with a fountain.”

    And how did US treat its allies? The #HarryDunn issue slaps the British people in the face. Several days ago Japan is forced to sign an unfair trade deal with US again (another famous unfair deal is Plaza Accord signed in 1985, causing a economic stagnation lasting for two decades in Japan). Still people in the West believed (or be brainwashed by western media to believe) US is the lighthouse of Freedom World and also their strongest allies. How ridiculous?

    In order to force allies to get much more closer to US (so that US could manipulate them easier), Western media describe an scaring China with dictatorship and non-humanitarian, by ignoring the truth that China brought 700 million people out of poverty in only 30 years and achieved an exponential growth in both GDP and people’s income. China never say it wants to occupy and bomb any countries (instead some certain Lighthouse of Freedom did so very often). China and Chinese people only want to do business with other parts of world. It doesn’t mean that China is indifferent about what happen in other country, but it means that China do believe people living in other place have the wisdom and freedom to deal it with their own. And when you find that you are unable to handle it, you can seek for help from China, only then they will come to you, figuring out the problem together with you in respect.

    China knows it so well from its own history, that so many problems now in Africa are indeed caused by poverty. If your country is getting richer, people have food, education and health care, you will finally find so many problem are gone with poverty. And how did China overcome the poverty? By infrastructure and engineering industry. China shares this experience with African friends, hoping to grow together with our friends. Sincerely hope China and Africa have brighter futures.

  46. I like how they only show bad image of Africa, I be like thank you for letting me your name 😂😂 China is better than all colonizers

  47. China building roads and hospitals:
    They’re trying to control you and kill your people!

    NATO sending fighters and launching missiles:
    We’re trying to help you get freedom and democracy!!!

  48. That's china money trap they give loan to poor countries and when they cannot give their loan back china controls their land and become owners of their land like they did with srilanka and pakistan and those countries who get loan from China now under the indirect rule of china .
    Thank God I'm from India 😌😌

  49. There is no help in this comparative world. The only help that exist came from real friends and parents!! Those countries in Afria will pay the bills somehow!!

  50. They were so poor at the verge of stagnating in having nothing so as long as there is any development I see it as hypocritical for anyone to criticize this move out of feeling ideologically threatened. Countries force their hands on other countries all the time, and when you are the wealthier and more powerful nation, you just have better cards to do so. It's like saying the entirety of Africa is so dumb dumb they do not realize they are being played. That is the most fundamental ego of colonialism, the "we are more enlightened to see things" mentality. But I doubt that is true. I think Africa know what they are in for, how much of a favor they are doing China. But at the same time, the incentive for development is there, they did agree also out of an awareness of what benefit and prospect they could gain, which, sorry to say, had not been offered by any other nations thus far.

  51. Weird that Africa, and in particular Ethiopia, trusts China. They planted bugs in the African Unions building they so generously donated. 😂

  52. China: being smart and offering win-win deal, GET CRITICIZED
    America: Make up a reason out of democracy to invade counties for oil and slaughter innocent people, soldiers act like it’s their own lands. AMERICAN HERO
    Imao, Nope. I can accept you not matter you are asian, black or white etc as long as you are not American, America will have my hate forever until universe dies.

  53. Who drew the straight lines of Africa? How did the rwandan genocide come about? Who did the black trafficking? Who cut off the hands and feet of the Congolese children? That's ridiculous, shameless white western. Democracy and freedom again.

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