The American Empire in a Changing World


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

''China's winning strategy in Africa''

From Asia Times

''One must sift through the propaganda on both sides to arrive at an objective truth behind the motives of the US and China in Africa. Both act in Africa to promote the perceived self-interest of their respective nations. While the US speaks of human rights and democracy, counterterrorism and security are at the top of its agenda. Meanwhile, China's "friendly interaction" with African states has an almost entirely economic purpose.

The raw numbers reveal China's massive economic impact in Africa. Trade between Africa and China has more than trebled since 2006, passing US$166 billion last year.''

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