Rebuilt? Nah, this is new construction, new paths that the Europeans never considered.
Remember the English/French was dividing everything up into cells for maximum control.
China is not involved in repair projects.
That’s handled by the countries themselves, by the UN projects, World Bank, IMF, various Pan-African groups.
No,China’s major investments is different and separate from fixing. It’s new infrastructure that they’re doing.
China’s total investment in the African continent is still far less than the contributions from existing contributors.
But what they’re contributing is uniquely new.
They built a new railroad that goes where no railroad has gone before.
What do they care about the city infrastructures beyond the ports?
ou’re not seeing it.
When you create new roads on top of dirt, pouring Chinese rocks and Chinese concrete on top of dirt, you’re not repairing anything.
The neoliberal solution is holistic.
The Chinese are not neoliberals.
Pan Africa is here now and growing. China’s involvement is ultimately not all that much in $$$. Other groups pour far more money into repairs, microloans, local economy building, health and human rights.
In fact, a lot of neoliberal groups are PISSED at China’s “secret deals” with individual countries because China doesn’t care about what govt is in place, isn’t looking for a seat at their respective legislative tables.
But my main point isn’t so much about China. It’s that the USA is being foolish right now but that’s always been my theme