Basically, the Chinese are making deals with the African govournments, mostly the dictatorships, to exploit them and take their resources, using the african people as essentially slaves. A new imperialism in africa? The Chinese are sending in overseers to run entire work camps of native africans, and there are accounts of beatings and other such punishments, horrible work conditions, and the govournment shutting up anyone who disagrees with the chinese being there.
All in all, not good.
They really ARE trying to become the new us!
7th December 2003
Meadow;4603709They really ARE trying to become the new us!
Exploitation of thirld world countries isn't exactly a new thing.
Indeed, and since when did I say that I supported 19th century imperialism?
Ahw, China is growing up so fast, I can't believe it :)
Von Mudra;4603841Indeed, and since when did I say that I supported 19th century imperialism?
Since when did I say you did?
Herr Ober, die Rechnung bitte
20th October 2007
Slavery, imperialism? I always thought that in modern capitalism one would call this "relocation of jobs to countries with more cost-effective conditions". And for that you wouldn't even have to go back to the 19. century, as you only have to go to the 3 n's, nike, nokia and nestle, and innumerous other major enterprises from the "first world". Bear in mind, I am not advocating pro china, I'd just like to point out that pretty often people in our media like to point with their fingers on other countries who are doing pretty much the same as we do.
Welcome to the European-American club china!