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Post time 2007-3-21 16:32:08 |Display all floors

sorry

I need to proof-read it.

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Post time 2007-3-21 16:40:57 |Display all floors
Originally posted by afri_simba at 2007-3-13 14:45
BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Commerce Minister Bo ** on Monday retorted accusations that China's cooperation with Africa is a practice of "new colonialism", saying the African ...


u are speaking like Robert Mugabe!!!!

Or even Hugo Chavez!!!
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2007-5-22 07:52:42 |Display all floors

Welcome to the world politick

Originally posted by afri_simba at 2007-3-13 00:45
BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Commerce Minister Bo ** on Monday retorted accusations that China's cooperation with Africa is a practice of "new colonialism", saying the African ...


I expect the commerce minister & the foreign minister to make a few more speeches like this every year, not only to the local press but to news wire services as well.  Welcome to the world politick - where very action is going to have a not so expected reaction.

China is going to run into a few issues on its way to international super status - from the actions of a few rogue nationals to a faux pas of speech gaffes.  While some want to play the hermit - China has chosen the route of the statesman.  Good Luck, and watch the translations - they can be a hoot!

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Post time 2007-5-22 10:02:51 |Display all floors

Anything China does outside of its borders is

Anything China does outside of its borders is a worry for the old imperial powers, be it in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Middle East or elsewhere.

It should be reminded that China has and is building infrastructures in Africa, e.g. brides, railroads, schools, hospitals, etc.  Unlike western imperialists, China is not exploiting natural resources and not helping to improve infrastructures. That's a big difference.

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Post time 2007-5-22 10:13:14 |Display all floors
Unlike western imperialists, China is not exploiting natural resources and not helping to improve infrastructures.


DId you mean to say that China is not exploiting natural resources and is helping to improve infrastructures?

In any case, of course China is exploiting natural resources ("exploit" does not necessarily have a negative meaning in this context) and helping to build infrastructure, just as Western countries have done in the past. Unfortunately, infrastructure in Africa has a habit of getting neglected and/or destroyed by criminal gangs/warlords. All I can say to China or anyone else engaged in development projects is: be prepared for disappointment. Africa is truly the most depressing continent of all. They don't call it the "Dark Continent" for no reason.

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Post time 2007-5-22 10:40:33 |Display all floors

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Unfortunately, infrastructure in Africa has a habit of getting neglected and/or destroyed by criminal gangs/warlords. All I can say to China or anyone else investing in Africa is: be prepared for disappointment.

that sounds ridiculous , the infrastructure in Africa prone to be destoryed is not the reason we can't build it up for locals .

what really makes West worried are :
one #    they  can't "exploit" the continent alonely at will if China joins in . just like a lion's territory is shared with others .of course they won't be happy .
Two#   they can't force the dictators and so-called autocratic governments  to obey their orders as easily as before
Three# westerns' cockiness and bossiness , they look down upon Chinese and couldn't bear china's rise and cooperation with its colonies .

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Post time 2007-8-7 05:43:20 |Display all floors

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