[FoRK] Africa, China's new frontier

Bill Stoddard wgstoddard at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 08:11:53 PST 2009


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article3319909.ece

This is an old article but quite interesting.  Demonstrates some fairly 
dramatic forward thinking by China's senior leadership.

The quick summary:
China looking to land 200-300 million Chinese on the African continent 
to secure access to natural resources and drive & profit from 
infrastructure build out.   There are enough Chinese willing to go, 
adopt a low cost lifestyle and build out small business in order to get 
established.  Their interest in infrastructure build out is in sharp 
contrast to failed western efforts at colonizing.

Bill




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