Sunday, February 28, 2010
China and Africa
This article was sent to me by my son, Graham, knowing my interest in the role the Chinese have been playing in African economic investment and development for a number of years now. The Economist online magazine runs a monthly debate topic, complete with pro and con sides and a moderator; readers are allowed to weigh in on the debate and vote for the side of their preference. A recent topic was the same as that discussed in the article above: is China good for Africa and why are people making disparaging remarks. I have discussed this in previous posts particularly in light of the fact that Africans from many nations are complaining about the Chinese role in their economies...this is not just jealous/zealous Westerners being concerned.