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August 22, 2019


China has invested billions of dollars into the continent of Africa to build massive infrastructure projects. Much of this infrastructure is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an estimated 1 trillion dollar plan to connect the country to trade routes all over the world. African leaders like Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta have favorably compared China’s investments to earlier projects built by colonial powers. While the old railway was built by force and violence against the wishes of those whose land it divided, the new railway is built by consent and partnership both between ourselves and China and between the governments which will prosper and profit by it. But is China’s investment in the continent actually a “win-win” as some African and Chinese leaders have said? Or just a new form of colonialism on a continent that’s experienced so much of it? In this episode, we’re examining China’s Belt and Road Initiative and what it might mean for Africa. While China’s Belt and Road Initiative was only proposed in 2013, the country’s first infrastructure project on the African continent was built decades ago. The Tazara railway, completed in 1976, was built to connect copper mines in Zambia to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania’s former capital. The Tazara railway was the first infrastructure project built on a pan-African scale. China’s Belt and Road projects will be designed with this scale in mind, creating new trade routes within and between African countries. In 2017, a Chinese firm opened a railway network in Kenya, connecting its capital Nairobi to the port city of Mombasa. There are already plans to extend this network into South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. China, through its public and private sectors, has already loaned about $132 billion to African countries from 2006 to 2017. Many observers worry that African countries won’t be able to pay back these debts, placing them in what’s been called a quote “debt trap.” The Jubilee Debt Campaign, which campaigns for poor countries’ debts to be canceled, estimates that about 20% of debt held by African governments is owed to China, making it the single largest lending nation. For comparison, 35% of African debt is owed to multilateral, global institutions like the World Bank. Earlier waves of Chinese firms that invested in Africa made mistakes that caused problems for those countries’ governments. Starting in 2005, tens of thousands of workers from China poured into the west African country of Ghana to take advantage of a gold rush. This eventually provoked a local backlash due to accusations of illegal mining, inflaming tensions between Chinese miners and the local government. Many observers have pointed to projects like this as examples of China exploiting Africa for its natural resources through quote “neo-colonialist behavior.” However, other observers contend that the majority of investment from China has largely avoided creating the problems seen in Ghana’s gold mines, precisely because resource extraction has not been the main focus of other investments. In fact, the number one industry for Chinese investment has been the service industry, according to IMF economist Wenjie Cheng. She also points out that the countries where China’s investment has been largest include those without abundant natural resources, such as Ethiopia and Kenya, in addition to resource-rich countries like Nigeria. Ultimately, African governments may feel that the risk of accumulating debt is outweighed by the benefits of new infrastructure. The China Africa Research Initiative found that roughly 40% of China’s loans between 2000 and 2015 went towards paying for energy projects and another 30% went toward modernizing transportation on the continent. These loans were set at relatively low interest rates and with longer periods of time to pay them back. The Center for Global Development crunched the numbers on debt to China as a result of the Belt and Road Initiative, and found that eight of the 71 countries involved in the project were particularly vulnerable to getting caught in a debt trap. Of these eight countries, only one was in Africa: Djibouti, a port country that’s also become a military strategic point for China. The other seven countries are in Europe and Asia. Nevertheless, China has denied engaging in “debt trap” diplomacy. In an attempt at thisto strengthen this collaboration, China has also promised to align its goals for the Belt and Road Initiative with the African Union’s own development goals of greater interconnectivity on the continent. However, these promises have yet to be outlined. Ultimately, China’s push in Africa may be seeking to increase the country’s influence, rather than reap financial gains. Its investments are already strengthening China’s alliances with African governments, to China’s benefit. Every African country but eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has cut ties with Taiwan, a prerequisite for diplomatic relations with mainland China. Some observers think that as African countries rise economically, they could actually have the upper hand by the time they negotiate payments back to China. This explains why African leaders have been so confident in calling Chinese investment a “win-win,” but only time will tell if their long game pans out. So do you think China’s investments in Africa will be a boon to the continent, or are they a form of neocolonialism? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for watching NowThis World, don’t forget to like and subscribe.

100 Comments

  • Reply Chinese Goyim March 28, 2019 at 9:31 am

    No Africans died, NON.

  • Reply Camelot March 29, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Looks like China is using debt to get a foothold in Africa. A wolf in Sheep's clothing with the goal of cheap labor.

  • Reply Legend has it Genocide March 29, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Africian are the dumbest people but we can take there money an kick 🦵 them out

  • Reply Bear Jew March 31, 2019 at 9:51 am

    For minerals in needs to feed its industrial machines that American companies sold to
    China when Rockerfeller worked to destroy America

  • Reply James w Bigrully April 1, 2019 at 7:22 am

    All i can say they do not need to be in Africa China use up all there resources in china now they moved into Africa. The leaders of Africa is not taking these people seriously why Africa why not go to America England Australia India Russia because china know none of these countries would allow them in my opinion china should get out of Africa they up to know good.

  • Reply The Booty Warrior April 2, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    You only have to look at China history to see their true intentions. If it helps Africa it helps. I'm just saying all you believers in the comments pretending like China doesnt have the same corrupt interests as the rest of the world are beyond naive and deserve to be taken advantage of.

  • Reply Rico April 3, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    "Africa needs bombs and rebels not infrastructure"
    – Glorious American Government

  • Reply Terry Mac April 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I know I'm going off topic here but I find her attractive.

  • Reply Thirteen class April 4, 2019 at 9:13 am

    East china company ?

  • Reply colin thompson April 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Win, Win ! For Africa and China. Its not even close !

  • Reply Jordan Carpenter April 5, 2019 at 4:54 am

    CHINA is the new BOSS of the new world!

  • Reply Ethzega April 7, 2019 at 4:35 am

    It's Amazing to have partner like China with no strings attached, it's absolutely a win win situation. Look at Africa today compared to 10 years ago and decide for yourself. Not to mention IMF does the WOREST debt strap.

  • Reply strom trooper April 7, 2019 at 7:45 am

    The criminals is good at playing victim….western popoganda…..

  • Reply Medri bahri ወዲ ምድሪ ባሕሪ April 8, 2019 at 2:27 am

    We are currently living in America empire but soon will be replaced by China 🇨🇳 good luck China Remember what Japan 🇯🇵 did to you in 1940 you know what it means being powerless a Chinese men said what you do not want to done to yourself,do not do to others when Japan was trying to invade China (East Africa )is glad that you succeeded

  • Reply god April 8, 2019 at 2:28 am

    news reporter is hot 💕🔥

  • Reply Nastassia T April 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    africa as a whole read your contracts CAREFULLY please

  • Reply Horner X April 9, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    China has super super entertainment and food. I am Chinese. My father has been to more than ten countries in the world. I am also studying in Germany. China is not really a socialist country. In my opinion, there is no difference or even more happiness in the lifestyles of Western countries (of course, if you are a middle class or above in China), China is also very safe. Welcome to China, you will see a world completely different from the Western media (evil, no human rights, socialist countries like North Korea)

  • Reply Gary Conner April 9, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    We love china.they help people develop especially the poor countries of the world..it seems America hates black people.the world over.

  • Reply k jason April 10, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    The western countries give millions of dollars to help the poor countries in Africa every year .?

    Like treating beggars. Feed them. A lot of robbing resources while the hypocrisy shows his little compassion.

    Western countries have snatched Africa for centuries. Hundreds of trillion worth of resources. How many Africans are killed? How many Africans are starved to death? What are they left in Africa?

    Why is Africa in the 21st century? There is no good infrastructure. The world’s poorest continent?

    Why has China started to help build infrastructure? Help Africa improve production technology. How much has improved in Africa in the past 20 years? It has been built by the Chinese. It has built airports, hospitals, schools, and railways better than some western countries. Urban subway. Dams. Ports. Power plants. Mobile communications. Let Africans contact the world. Invest in industrial areas. Train African workers. Some people come to China for training. You can manage some of Africa's own facilities. After that, Africans can build their own countries. Construction.

    When Africans grow rapidly, everyone improves their education. They become smart. Africans can manage their own country well. Establishing an army to protect themselves. No longer relying on Western charity. No longer obeying Western hegemony. This is the most worrying thing in the West.

    Africans are now beginning to have confidence. They can build their own country and compete in the world. Who made this thing happen. I think it is Chinese.

    During the Western colonial period, did Africans have confidence? At that time, the greatest wish of Africans was to enter the colonial motherland. They did not want to stay in their own land.

    If Africans are not stupid, they should not believe the Western media propaganda. Believe in what he sees.

    But Africans believe in Western media. That is the fate of Africans. When Western propaganda. Constantly sent out African blacks living in the West to promote China's debt trap.

  • Reply astt99 April 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What the China done in Africa is nothing compare to America. Haven't you see the black panther movie?
    The America has created the most technology advanced nation on earth….. Wakanda

  • Reply David Wong April 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Because they're are pig's face😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Gary L April 11, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    The same reasons the BRITISH, FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, GERMANS, BELGIANS and ITALIANS did= to control natural resources, provide a market for their own manufactured products and make lots of $$$$$$$$(especially for themselves and their collaborating African elites). The only differences are the language and the skin color of the "investors".

  • Reply Kadiatu Conteh April 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    For centuries the western powers colonized Africa and enslaved its people with no interest of their well being and their land. Fast forward centuries later and China is creating a developmental partnership and these same western colonialist which had Africa from the 18th Century have the NERVES to comment. The politics of "divide and conquer" is old and doesn't work in any part of the world today. The same development and civilization claimed by the West has unintendedly opened up the world making every nation more aware of its resources and what its worth on a global scale. China will definitely uplift Africa in the coming centuries while becoming a super power itself.

  • Reply Ken Yeang April 12, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Afica need to create jobs to fight poverty

  • Reply Armstrong Chan April 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    USA and its cult had sucked Africa dry for centries , now Africa welcome China, they know who are their friends, stop pointing your dirty fingures!

  • Reply Marie Jones April 13, 2019 at 12:28 am

    China is doing what benefits their country. I am sure this is not free money. lol

  • Reply Fredy Rojas April 13, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Thanks for the internet, better than watching CNN

  • Reply soid drone slayer April 13, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Africa nations needs to better leverage its position with Chinese and other foreign investors. Africa holds all the cards due to being home to five of the world's top oil-producing countries, with an estimated 57 percent of Africa's export earnings from hydrocarbons. Africa is also  richly endowed with mineral reserves and ranks first or second in quantity of world reserves. It can group together the growing markets of its regional blocs, such as the East African Community, to negotiate more rewarding trade and financial deals. African countries could diversify their economies as much as possible away from supplying unprocessed natural resources to China. This will make them less dependent on the vagaries of both the Chinese economy and the ups and downs of global commodity prices. African nations should also prepare for the day when they no longer have natural resources to sell. They should move towards transforming natural resource wealth into human capital, by investing revenues into health and education. African countries need to encourage Chinese investment into more labor intensive sectors. African countries could negotiate better terms with Chinese investors, including quality control and better linkages with local economies. African governments could urge China to improve market access for African goods overseas, for example in trade fora such as the World Trade Organization. Africa could keep working to make itself as attractive a business environment as possible.

  • Reply Darren Atkinson April 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    We okay we "British white men were wrong to colonize countries in Africa and all over the world we were wrong." .. no doubt however aren't you at least suspicious to why all of a sudden they just "want to help rebuild infrastructure and build hospital's".. they want you to get into debt then say err forget about that debt we will just build military base on your coast.

  • Reply Eve Hawa Sinare April 16, 2019 at 2:59 am

    China knows thst if Africa develops it will be a powerful market for everybody. Key to development is infrastucture..

  • Reply yimboy April 17, 2019 at 3:59 am

    The West vs China in Africa
    1) The West treats Africans as slave & laborer, while China treats them as equal symbiotic trading partners
    2) The West send solders to colonize & steal, while China send businessman to provide capital, invest & trade
    3) The West enslave millions via the slave trade, while China provide jobs to millions via industrialization
    4) The West force extract mineral & plantation, while China provide knowledge & infrastructures to mine natural resource
    5) The West support arms sales for African civil wars, while China develops agriculture, factories, roads, railways etc
    6) The West left Africa in poverty after years of colonization, while China progress & develops without colonization

  • Reply jia hao April 17, 2019 at 6:38 am

    China is helping African to get rich so they can afford cheap Chinese products in the long run a win win solution

  • Reply Hoo- Rei April 17, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Africa is rich in natural resources so they can easily repay China. The west does not understand the Asian way.

  • Reply 贾艺驰 April 17, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Before china go to afica, west country leaders call afica shithole, land of darkness, then now west country start care their "black brothers“.
    funny

  • Reply Jens Henrickson April 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    thanks

  • Reply ThatDutchguy April 19, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Yeah, normally we in the west don't ask or invest into Africa, we just take.

    What's with this investing into Africa shenanigans China 😕⁉

  • Reply Peter Wang April 19, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Ethiopia averaged 10% gdp growth in the last 10 years better than the India miracle, if the whole Africa goes th e w ay as the Ethiopia th en Africans which account for 20%. World population will join chines3 20% world population and south Asians and southeast Asians to be the majority of humanity governing global affairs according to majority rule.

  • Reply kick S ssh April 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    But why not?

  • Reply you you April 20, 2019 at 1:00 am

    We welcome Chinese investment instead of the invasion and bombing

  • Reply Keith Dixon April 21, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    US propaganda.

  • Reply abdu aziz abdu rahman April 22, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I wonder why they use chinease ladies to spread propaganda against china😉

  • Reply Sipho Mathews April 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    corrupt useless African leaders

  • Reply Henry April 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    At the UN General Assembly, 43 africa countries support China, And China regards them as brothers…. african do not have TV sets, no electricity and water conservancy, no transportation and buildings, China has very low profits to help them, so Westerners are very dissatisfied, especially in the United States. Today, african are once again difficult to be colonising Africa by Westerners

  • Reply Absolute Nice April 23, 2019 at 9:30 am

    After colonialism , someone feels the necessity of human rights .

  • Reply Shakeem Diggz April 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Still the same thing but a completely different approach these countries can't pay back this enormous bill they can't even run their own country, with out their puppet masters. Good to see development but the cost is high

  • Reply niki123489 April 24, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Because black is always in fashion.

  • Reply menina April 27, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Africans do not want this

  • Reply Cecil Doyi April 27, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I'm a Ghanaian teen. I'm into Tech and i believe Africa and Asia are the future, others know this as well. Therefore, i'm pretty sure China is aware and they're up to something evil with all these loans they're giving us. For short, they're trying to make us indebted to them thereby totally taking care a potential competition.

  • Reply Mister YahBoy April 28, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Ugh Oh just like I read in the liberation of the African Mind. European Man came from the west. Arabs from the North and Asian man from the east.

  • Reply Peter Helmore April 28, 2019 at 1:34 am

    yes by china they bring in their own workers to do the work not to educate

  • Reply Satvika Mareedu April 28, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Even if the investment is shady, it's not unpleasant like Americans or Europeans….. I mean China is actually showing peace and progress rather than words of pity….. All I have seen growing up is people of West pitying Africa and Middle East like they themselves are better.

  • Reply Tailslap explore April 28, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    HMmm… wattabout America and Europe done to Africa or the rest of the world, NO NEWS ??? or just plain fake news.

  • Reply Robin Nightfall April 29, 2019 at 11:36 am

    it's where their gold comes from

  • Reply Frank Ragetti April 30, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Is it called debt trap when it is China and is it debt “solution” when it is USA/World Bank?

  • Reply Aurelian Mihai April 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Wake up US!

  • Reply Scooter May 2, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Absolutely brilliant strategy by China. I truly hope Africa benefits greatly from this.

  • Reply BANTU Ke May 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Why is the West stealing billions from Africa in terms of natural resources? Now This Double Standards.

  • Reply Just_Bri May 5, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    This is why China will win the long game and win the 21st century … they are actually adding value to Africa they are coming in good faith, it’s only a win if both parties walk away happy, and for now that seems to be so, unlike America whose currently trying to overthrow Venezuela’s President, imposing crippling sanctions just to do so even contemplating military intervention smh

  • Reply Freddrick Wilson May 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    This is Africa being used once again… Nothing is new under the sun…

  • Reply Mo May 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    The West has never bothered about Africa. To the west, Africa is dirt, there's nothing to gain there. BUT when China believe in the people of Africa and started to invest there, the west started to make noise, all kinds of noise,…..not out of concern for Africa, which the west will never be. They are annoyed and angry that China is investing in Africa….that's it..they wont invest in Africa but they are angry and against China is investing in Africa.
    WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR?

  • Reply Papyrus Okagbue May 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    What a stupid host is this talking about China neocolonialism in Africa. The host need to refer to the English dictionary and get a lesson in history to know the true meaning of neocolonialism. China has never colonize Africa and to interject this term on China means the host is making fake news.

  • Reply issei love rias May 17, 2019 at 11:31 am

    U.S just bomb bomb bomb " Freedom, Liberty and demoracy "
    China just build build build " Invasion "
    People need bomb not road ?

  • Reply truMalma May 19, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Hey look at that, a NOW THIS video that isn't complete propaganda. But of course the audience you sowed for yourself is incapable of even hearing the points made in this video. This is on you NOW THIS. This is your doing. Sit in it and enjoy, because this is what you wanted.
    the people in the comment section here don't realize NOW THIS is trying to make the woke argument here, against capitalism and "buying Africa" but they completely missed the woker point.

  • Reply Michael Wang May 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    US wants Africa keep undeveloped. China wants to help the undeveloped.

  • Reply mac mittens May 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    China takes in zero Africans Europe sends aid with no need for payment yet whitey is the bad one to u ppl. Fkin insane. American logic is embarrassing

  • Reply Russ May 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Africa just getting teed up to be China's China. Pay the Africans little to uplift them out of poverty.
    Its not a bad deal, but instability and tribalism will probably blow up their infrastructure.
    Or the chinese can just seize ports and mines to settle their debts.

  • Reply gwhite713 May 31, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    It matters not if its a debt trap or not. China investing in countries with BRI will further fund they're ultimate goal in space. Spaced based solar power stations. They're space program will need massive finance to build this SBPS station. After collecting solar power from it, beam it back to earth and countries in the BRI would be powered, as well as internet. No reason to think China wont accomplish this. Once African countries modernize through China investments and infrastructure those countries will feel beholden to China. Huge mistake by the west to no invest this way in Africa, South America and other countries. Only president Trump supports this kind of investment. Yes, its massive cost up front to modernize any nation, let alone several, but over the long haul you earn loyalty and profits galore. Its worked in China as the nation isn't held hostage by Xi, they believe because they are getting something. Modernization and growth. Same will go for these other countries. As Trump attempts a revitalization of the US economy by way of derailing the central banking system, he intends to invest more heavily in South America, much like China has done with Africa. Problem is, every four years there's an election and any new Democrat president will certainly derail this, much like how Obama killed larger investments abroad and domestically.

    China's future lies in space mining on the moon, asteroids and other bodies. They've already targeted a asteroid estimated ore worth of 20 trillion dollars and plan to control free fall it to earth and mine it in the 2030's. China plans to be the worlds leading Space Nation by 2040. If the USA has not established a mining directive in space to rival this, stays on the central banking system and fails to develop zero point energy China will succeed. Over the last 17 years, China has hit nearly every space program deadline, have no reason to think they wont meet this one given current world politics. We could very well see a blooming African Space Agency within the next decade even. China isn't looking for more mouths to feed of other nations, its looking to develop and create business partners of these nations to reduce the time it would take to mine space and beat the USA to it.

    President Trump in the USA already recognizes this and just this week solidified new Space plans with Japan, and other nations. China though adding other nations to potential future space programs must complete with multiple space programs of the US. NASA, Blue Origin and Space X, and possibly others. However they will all work within the confines or given roles. Space X for heavy lift and transport, colony building on the Moon and Mars. Blue Origin the same with more and more emphasis on mining on the moon, and LEO transport. Someone better tell Jack Ma to form a Space Company her certainly could afford or fund one.

  • Reply Lizzy allen May 31, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    So you western people colonized and abused Africa, and now when China is willing to help Africa which you would not, you call it colinization and try to create hate between Africa and China. I'm just sick of these western hypocrisy.

  • Reply Joy Unindicated June 1, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    The title says" why is China investing in Africa", I thought the content is supposed to list out reasons China want to invest in Africa, the benefits for China, but it seems that the presenter talks mainly about how the investment will affect African countries.

  • Reply whiskey brandy June 2, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I love China no slavery stealing of my minerals etc just good relations unlike the white fucken west I hate the west white devils

  • Reply Lurchipoo June 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    NoW This pushing their commie propaganda as always

  • Reply Aristurtle: The philosopher June 23, 2019 at 10:59 am

    China is slowly buying Africa
    Soon enough China will own half of the world

  • Reply jacques lochard June 23, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Wonderfuuuuuuul! This should have started long time ago.

  • Reply jacques lochard June 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    This has absolutely nothing to do with colonialism.

  • Reply Chu Kk June 29, 2019 at 9:10 am

    if you help african to build electric power, they must buy your electric appliances after power is being cheap. what problem for win-win cooperation? you help them, they will help you! this is chinese world concept of helping each others.

  • Reply dodi de June 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa? cause smart.

  • Reply Phat Phalavong July 1, 2019 at 5:14 am

    China should send 70,000,00 to 80,000,000 to Africa to help the Country get up to date. And have all those Chinese people settle there as well. All through out Africa from Mauritania to Sudan and everything south of that in Africa. And send some on over to the Bahamas. So With the wealth that China has they should buy land in Africa with the money they have. Buy lands in places that you think is best. This is the only and best option for the country of Africa going forward. There is a big difference in hard earned money and stolen money. The things people had to go through and learn. So those that invented cars, planes, trains and all these means of transportation for the world to be what it is in the last 4,5 or 6 hundred years. Those that invented Your Honda's and all the Asian vehicles are entitled to what they invented even including those in Europe. And for the electronic companys like Samsung and Sony as well. And even the ones in China are intituled to there stuff as well.

  • Reply Phat Phalavong July 1, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Papa coming home, coming through the back door, front door side doors, windows, vents and any opening I see.

  • Reply Joseph Stalin July 1, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Remember, they has been trap by China

  • Reply Shaunny Deagan July 3, 2019 at 12:54 am

    And with that same same money we willkick thrm all the gucl out. You playing the Europeans game will work for you pee skins. We will rub of the stain of all of you from Africa. NOTHING WILL STOP US. AFRICANS UNITE. VAND TOGETHER AND WXPELL THE ASIANS. THIS LAND IS OUR LAND! NOBODY CAN TAKE IT FROM US!

  • Reply PRC中国 July 3, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Ok so your saying that, we colonize people when we give them moneies, wtf?

  • Reply 被称为 July 3, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Western media be like: uhhhh China is colonizing africa 1890 colorized..

  • Reply Love Wesly July 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    They make these vids as if they care about Africans…lol..The west has no room to talk about anyone.

  • Reply Harry Huang July 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    The US: Bombs people in the name of "democracy and human rights" whilst being great allies with Saudi Arabia
    The world: Wow! great work America! 😍😍😍 Human rights!

    China: Sets up friendly relations with third world countries by providing them with huge economic development and growth so that people live more happily and prosperously

    The world: Omg how dare China do such a thing this shows how evil China is 😡 Basically colonialism 2.0 absolutely atrocious

  • Reply Rick Rogers July 8, 2019 at 2:54 am

    it very well may become a win/win situation, depending on how deeply committed the African leaders are to the overall well-being of its citizens.
    moreover, should China recognize the virtue of the humanity of the people of such resource-rich land, it will insure its own sacred humanity in the eyes of the universe.

  • Reply Marx Seet July 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    You can only trade with someone who has the ability to provide trade. Give you a fish you eat for a day, teach you to fish, you become self-sufficient.

    Unlike the American funding both side of the war, and when any one of them win, they start to put the country into a debt trap. Then help themselves with the dirt cheap labour and mining till the country depleted.

  • Reply One Above All July 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    China is expanding like colonization. Mexico is colonizing not immigranting

  • Reply Jenna 29 July 14, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    The west only concern of losing power over the world. African people are not stupid. This is not the 1600

  • Reply AzerGhost16 July 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Okay guys it seems you can handle yourselves now. So we're pulling away our billions of financial aid we give you annually and let's see how you do with China, thanks!

  • Reply M C July 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    they are worried that china and africa are becoming the world power and they can't stop it.

  • Reply M C July 19, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    i wonder if they will unit and call it africhi

  • Reply Ariel Cerros July 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Taiwan is by far a better diplomatic and economic partner.

  • Reply aeko stephen August 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Why did the west kill Nhurumah, lumumba? Is wht US did to Libya any development? US's Destruction of middle East, simply can't justify or guarantee any better relationship of US/Europe with Africa

  • Reply Adrian Geloso August 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    It's a Win win Africa has a lot of Diamonds and Minerals. -Go figure

  • Reply Melody Headburn August 10, 2019 at 5:24 am

    20% of all African countries debt is owned by China…. and 67% of US’ trade debt is owned by China too. The US owes 13 trillion dollars to China. But when it’s them, it’s « tactical » and they’re just doing « business ». When we do it, we’re just idiots who are falling into a « debt trap ».

  • Reply superfuresh August 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    BUH DA WHITES ARE DA ONLY COLONIZAS

  • Reply Chum Bucket August 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    At least Chinese not bombing Africa like United Sanctions do

  • Reply Shaunny Deagan August 13, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Due to foolish Africans. That is why.

  • Reply Eric Louclair August 20, 2019 at 9:24 am

    To do what exactly you did in the past!

  • Reply XR7 TM August 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    IMF : ? China : Debt Trap

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