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African nations that have borrowed from China, soon will be indebted to only them. Some countries have borrowed over 80% of their GDP. China has become the bag man of Africa.
China's Rising Power in Africa npr.org/templates/stor…
In recent years, China's trade with the continent has reached more than $55 billion and continues to grow, with predictions that it will double by 2020, if not before.

China is now Africa's third-largest trading partner. But as its profile has grown on the continent, so have
concerns about Beijing's hands-off policy on internal affairs and human rights' issues, from Sudan to Zimbabwe. China wants Africa's minerals and oil. In exchange, Africa gets infrastructure and aid, along with the infrastructure come Chinese laborers and companies, just like
Pakistan. goo.gl/Qac1Wb

When Xi announced another US$60-billion in financing for Africa last month, he promised that the money had “no political strings attached.” But a series of recent incidents, including cases of media censorship and heavy-handed academic controls,
China’s financial muscle is rapidly translating into political muscle across the continent. At a major South African newspaper chain where Chinese investors now hold an equity stake, a columnist lost his job after he questioned China’s treatment of its Muslim minority.

In Zambia
heavily dependent on Chinese loans, a Kenyan scholar was prevented from entering the country to deliver a speech critical of China. In Namibia, a Chinese diplomat publicly advised the Namibian President to use pro-China wording in a coming speech.
And a scholar at a South
African university was told that he would not receive a visa to enter China until his classroom lectures contain more praise for Beijing.
goo.gl/vz4dc5
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Chinese have signed a multibillion-dollar agreement — dubbed the "deal of
the century" — to develop the mining sector and build roads and hospitals, in exchange for minerals galore.
goo.gl/ty2Snh
The Zambian government is upbeat about Chinese investments and involvement. But there has been anti-Chinese unrest and rioting among Zambian copper
workers over low pay, poor working conditions and alleged exploitation.
goo.gl/SDY49M

Chinese investment is changing Africa. China has funded huge infrastructure projects all over the continent. But the vanguard of China's pioneers has been an army of small merchants
fanning out throughout Africa, setting up "mom and pop" shops and market stores, selling cheap imports.
goo.gl/4bUEQv
@threadreaderapp unroll China/Africa please
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