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China rejects accusation of 'colonialism' in Africa!   [Copy link] 中文

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Originally posted by mariame at 2009-3-6 08:45
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-03-05 20:41
BEIJING -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei on Thursday refuted accusations that China's cooperation with African countries is a practice of "colonia ...



I think the most important thing to think about here is why countries exploit other countries and why they dont.
It is in a countries interest to exploit others, in fact almost every country will exploit weaker countries if it can.  The reason that the west no longer exploits Africa in the brutal colonial way it use to is not because it is not economical.  The reason the west left, was that western people learned what was going on in Africa in their name, knew it was wrong, and forced their governments to leave.  Western governments cannot engadge in colonialism now because their people simply wont stand for it.

Angola's mineral and oil wealth are enough to support full blown gurilla war in the interier but portugal left after a few skirmishes because of what people felt at home.

What I find interesting is not what China actually does in Africa, but that Chinese people do not have any clue what their government and businesses are doing on the continent.  Given that fact, Chinese state run industries could go ahead and colonize the country if they wanted to because who is going to stop them?

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China's involvement in some of the African States dates back as earlier as in the sixties. China was building a railway in Tanzania and giving food and  material aids to other northern African States. China was and is still there in Africa as a long time friend. And for those who talk about supporting dictatorial regimes, just take a hard look at those countries with a dictatorial government but are backed by the west. For those who want to pass any comment on Africa, go back to read your history books. Find out how many countries there were that have colonized some poor African States and exploited the people and the land to the bone! Find a piece of African land that was or is colonized by China?  History always reveal the truth unless purposely distorted!

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