Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1418 a good year for Chinese-African relations

Interesting story on the fleet of Ming dynasty Admiral Zheng He visit to the East coast of Kenya in 1418. Little did they know that their 21st century descendents would be following in their footsteps. Chinese interest in Africa holds both promise and danger for Africa. China will invest in Africa and give them technology and investment capital. But unlike the West, China will not worry about the human right records of the governments there. Likely they will also flood the area with Chinese goods making it harder for domestic industry. Not to mention the Chinese have a dismal record on environmental protection.

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