I’m proud of China. They don’t even invest as much $$$ as many other countries do in Africa.
But they are investing WISELY. *New roads* that did not exist before. Power plants where there was none before. Significant, functional changes that will shape Pan-African future.
Yes. The mistake many European and especially US thinkers is making is this:
They are assuming this is a form of colonialism.
But it’s not.
China is not establishing rule. China is not putting their own people in positions of power.
It’s short term construction deals with various nation groups and individual nations that they rationally hope will bear returns in the future.
It is intelligent.