Is China Good For Africa?

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  1. Grimz101

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    Would be interesting to see civfanatic's posters opinions on this subject, I notice many of you have had opinions on China and its role in Africa
    /Lurker
     
  2. Ramius75

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    Better than the last 100 years or more...
     
  3. QuoVadisNation

    QuoVadisNation keeping your angel alive

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    Didn't Africa say the same thing about America fifty years ago?
     
  4. GoodSarmatian

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    Can't be much worse for Africa than the west. It's not like our governments are champions of democracy who don't trade with brutal dictators.
    The economy development might be a problem but ir's not a new on. Africa was always mostly an exporter of raw resources withuot much industry.
     
  5. Winner

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    About as good as Europe was... :mischief:
     
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    gugalpm Veteran of psychic wars

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    The real question should be: is China good for anyone?
     
  7. TheLastOne36

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    China is :):):):) for africa.

    China just want's Africa's resources.
     
  8. Grimz101

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    Textile industries have been ruined in parts of Africa, and I'm sure some of the strings to the loans are to allow Chinese exports to come through.
    Added to the fact when helping to build infrastructure in Africa, China mainly uses their own people & manufactured materials from the homeland.
     
  9. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    They can have all the fine China that they want, but they don't have the food to use it. :mischief:
     
  10. Karalysia

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    China is basically a 20th century European imperialistic power.
     
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    If that means people will start blaming China instead of the West for ruining Africa, then yes.
    I don't think Africa will get any better unless they stop having selfish, corrupt and stupid leaders and bureaucracy. That's the source of their misery no matter who exploits them.
    Or maybe China can teach them how to do a great leap forward and we'll get more time to figure out the overpopulation problem.
     
  12. aelf

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    But people won't blame China because China won't pull the moralistic talk on them. Well, not any time soon at least. I guess people just hate hypocrites more than anything.
     
  13. The Imp

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    Nope, this is simply Chinese imperialism.
     
  14. Kerozine

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    Yes, definitely.
     
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    Good for some, bad for most.
     
  16. Arwon

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    Why not? It's been good for East Asia. Massive FDI in infrastructure is massive FDI in infrastructure. Hopefully smart leaders can take advantage of that.
     
  17. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    FATAL ERROR!

    The previous statement doesn't apply with the module: Africa. Please, restart brain.
     
  18. Theige

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    China has built infrastructure in East Asia where? (Outside of China that is)
     
  19. innonimatu

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    That is very much true.

    Still, it's up to africans to make the best deals possible. And having more available partners to choose from is a good thing. Even with outright imperialism the thing to do was to play empires against each other...
     
  20. aelf

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    Didn't they build roads and stuff in Africa?
     

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