The approach seems to be, “Africa isn’t doing anything with all that land, so we will. Nobody there will be able to resist us because we’re offering things they don’t have in return.”
From a This London article:
Massive dams are being built, flooding nature reserves. The land is scarred with giant Chinese mines, with ‘slave’ labourers paid less than £1 a day to extract ore and minerals. Pristine forests are being destroyed, with China taking up to 70 per cent of all timber from Africa.
All over this great continent, the Chinese presence is swelling into a flood. Angola has its own ‘Chinatown’, as do great African cities such as Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. Exclusive, gated compounds, serving only Chinese food, and where no blacks are allowed, are being built all over the continent.
In short, they’ve already raped most of China’s environment, and now they’re moving into Africa with very little resistance and establishing a new home base.
Likened to one race deciding to adopt a new home on another planet, Beijing has launched its so-called ‘One China In Africa’ policy because of crippling pressure on its own natural resources in a country where the population has almost trebled from 500 million to 1.3 billion in 50 years.
China is hungry – for land, food and energy. While accounting for a fifth of the world’s population, its oil consumption has risen 35-fold in the past decade and Africa is now providing a third of it; imports of steel, copper and aluminium have also shot up, with Beijing devouring 80 per cent of world supplies.
Not like they’re using the stuff, right? Goodness…
As well as enticing hundreds of thousands to settle in Africa, they have even shipped Chinese prisoners to produce the goods cheaply.
In Kenya, for example, only ten textile factories are still producing, compared with 200 factories five years ago, as China undercuts locals in the production of ‘African’ souvenirs.
Where will it all end? As far as Beijing is concerned, it will stop only when Africa no longer has any minerals or oil to be extracted from the continent.
A century after Sir Francis Galton outlined his vision for Africa, the Chinese are here to stay. More will come.
It’s genius, really. They’re aggressively colonizing Africa right in front of the world, but nobody is talking about it, let alone doing anything about it. Africa is becoming an extension of China, and all the West can do is watch.
The West has sent billions of dollars to try and jump-start the continent from within, and it was, for the most part, squandered. China says, “fuck this”, and just moves over there and starts taking over. They’re basically enslaving Africans to work them, while maintaining separation between themselves and the natives.
The Real Question
So what should the West do about this? Do we just watch as perhaps the biggest threat of the next 20 years basically annexes a continent, takes over it’s resources, and wage-slaves its population?
Think of the power they’ll gain by essentially owning Africa and everything in it. They’re going to build an entire extension of China. They’re basically spinning up a new Chinese state. Over a quarter million Chinese have already moved, and many, many more are going.
The reality we need to grasp is that China doesn’t care about anyone but themselves. They will pillage anyone and everyone to get ahead, and Africa is an easy target. We need to decide what to do about it. Do we:
- Try and oppose their incursion, or…
- Realize that this isn’t likely and go on a land-grab ourselves
Option 2 isn’t really an option. Africa is wise to white people coming in and offering shiny stuff. But evidently they haven’t figured out that China will be even worse. The door is mostly shut to the West doing what China is doing at this point; it’s too politically hot to try and replicate their move.
And China knows this.
So I guess we just watch as China becomes infinitely more prosperous, and establishes a new military stronghold in Africa. Great. I wonder if Rosetta Stone has a Mandarin course…: