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View Poll Results: What do you think? Is China helping or hurting?
Overall hurting 50 60.98%
Overall helping 32 39.02%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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Curious.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Both; exploiting is equal to helping to some extend. It is the win-win-situation.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Has any European country, including the US, helped Africa? Where do you think was the source of so many of Africa's problems today?
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: southern california
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china is cash and carry. they are not there to create jobs except for chinese work crews and they dont want to pay anybody off to get the work. about all the africans will get out of the deal will be a good infrastructure at a fair price.
where is the exploitation?

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Old 12-26-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I would rather trust China before any Western country. They have done enough damage to the continent.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Neither. I read reports that China, on the one hand, is economically developing depressed regions because of resources for their own gain. Two, one of the conditions attached to accepting Chinese development is that the receiving country must recognize Taiwan as a province of China, not as a separate country
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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I would say both.

It's called foriegn direct investment (FDI) and almost EVERY nation that become developed within the last 50 years became what they are as a result of it (oil nations are the main exception).

Look at China, what made China the economic giant that it is today was American/Western firms investing in China by offshoring their manufacturing there.

As for exploitation, ALL corporations are in business to make money: period. So in almost every business transaction, there is exploitation involved.

HOWEVER, obviously African nations should keep their guard up to prevent abuse.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Neither. I read reports that China, on the one hand, is economically developing depressed regions because of resources for their own gain. Two, one of the conditions attached to accepting Chinese development is that the receiving country must recognize Taiwan as a province of China, not as a separate country
Less draconians offers compared to europeans blackmailing tactics.
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Has any European country, including the US, helped Africa?
Has any political organization ever really helped anyone else? They do, but it's purely political and self-serving. That's how nation-states and government work.

Development programs from Europe/US/Canada basically employ their own NGO's and people, it's yet another business, etc. Self-serving, etc.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Of course it's self-serving, but self-serving ventures can be mutually beneficial. Don't know the situation much so can't say much, but as long as it doesn't cause more environmental degradation, they don't just ship their workers instead of employing locals.etc it could be good in small amounts.
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