Africa finds no savior in China

Well, well, well. It seemed like a perfect partnership of the crooked. On the one hand, corrupt African dictatorships tired of the West hassling them about human rights and environmentalism. On the other, a Chinese dictatorship that just wants to make money and safeguard access to natural resouces.

Well, well, well. Looks like there’s no honor among thieves. As the NYT explains, Africans are discovering that China is no better than the meddlesome, rapacious imperialist exploiters. No lingering colonialist guilt in Beijing.

The Chinese probably aren’t treating Africans any worse than they treat their own workers. Which is sad for Africa.

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