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View Poll Results: Is China helping or hurting Africa
Overall hurting 14 73.68%
Overall helping 5 26.32%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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I'll take a world dominated by the U.S. any day rather then a world dominated by the Chinese.......
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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Both? Depends on the country, project, and perspective.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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I'm sure both sides are helping each other in this business relationship, but I can't help but feel that China is getting the better end of this deal.

Also, since Africa has graciously allowed the Chinese onto its land, then China should have no problem letting Africans on their land. Unfortunately, it seems Africans are not well-received in China (but most of that could probably be due to limited exposure and pervasive stereotypes of blacks in the world...).
How do you define "well-received"? compared to western countries or Japan/Korea?
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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You live in canada. What do you think will happen to canada if the US declines? They're both joined at the hip.

Never trust a communist!
That's the saddest thing about Canada - being so dependent on one neighbour. We export like 80% of stuff to one country, which is stupid.

It is changing and the government finally realised that you can't put all eggs in one basket and is actively diversifying.

The US is declining in relative terms whether we like it or not. Its share of world GDP declined from 33% in 2001 to 22% in 12 years.

ECOMINOES: U.S. Share Of World GDP Has Fallen 32% Since 2001
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Why don't you guys mention that China built roads, railways, stadiums and mansions in Africa, often as gifts to local governments?

What's wrong if China wants to buy resources from Africa? They did not force Africans to sell did they?
because it is China, I guess, and they always have an evil agenda.

Unlike for example when the US buys oil from the Middle East, they are just helping with local economy like a saint.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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That is rooted in Christianity. Americans and other westerners always want to "convert" other people.
Chinese don't care what others do or think.
Not just "Want" to convert. If the other party doesn't want conversion, they first use media to attack, and then deploy military, as in the case of invasion of many countries.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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How do you define "well-received"? compared to western countries or Japan/Korea?
No need to play semantics here, the definition should be obviously apparent. I never mentioned Japan/Korea since that was not part of the discussion. Since you brought it up, though, East Asia is more wary of foreigners (especially blacks) due to their largely homogenous populations. Let's not kid ourselves here. As for China's case, the Chinese should not be surprised if more blacks migrate to their country in the future.

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Unlike for example when the US buys oil from the Middle East, they are just helping with local economy like a saint.
The Iraq/Afghanistan War is largely unpopular in the U.S. (except for the first few years after 9/11 happened due to feelings of revenge). The average American already knows that "searching for weapons of mass destruction and defeat terrorism" was just an excuse to grab oil in the middle east.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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I'll take a world dominated by the U.S. any day rather then a world dominated by the Chinese.......
Why?
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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No need to play semantics here, the definition should be obviously apparent. I never mentioned Japan/Korea since that was not part of the discussion. Since you brought it up, though, East Asia is more wary of foreigners (especially blacks) due to their largely homogenous populations. Let's not kid ourselves here. As for China's case, the Chinese should not be surprised if more blacks migrate to their country in the future.


The Iraq/Afghanistan War is largely unpopular in the U.S. (except for the first few years after 9/11 happened due to feelings of revenge). The average American already knows that "searching for weapons of mass destruction and defeat terrorism" was just an excuse to grab oil in the middle east.
There are already hundreds of thousands of Africans in China, and few if any racial conflicts occured. Chinese police may have checked their passports and visa, but nothing too serious.
Most local Chinese people do not care at all and the complaints are only occasionally found online. A lot of Chinese women married Africans.
Yes, I call that well-received.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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Why?
Because he is American? I am pretty sure most Chinese nationals think the world would be better off with their country as the dominant power just as most Americans feel the same about the US as the dominant power.
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