(Tea Party 247) – The Chinese are dominating the continent of Africa, and hardly anyone seems to be talking about it.
While Europe once dominated the continent by force, the Chinese are doing it the same way they are attempting to spread their influence elsewhere around the world: by importing people and businesses.
They’re building giant, self-sustaining cities right in the middle of the most strategic locations on the continent, populated with some of the three million Chinese that already populate Africa.
Newswars notes that “Today, more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms are operating in Africa, and virtually every major road, bridge, railway and skyscraper is being built by the Chinese.”
This has resulted in most African nations finding themselves deeply indebted to the Chinese.
Many people believe that the endgame for China is to make a whole lot more money and to gain control over a whole lot more resources. And China is undoubtedly pursuing those goals, but as Forbes has noted, ultimately what this is about is turning Africa “into another Chinese continent”…
The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their resources. It’s the same thing European colonists did during mercantile times, except worse. The Chinese corporations are trying to turn Africa into another Chinese continent. They are squeezing Africa for everything it is worth.
In fact, it’s hard to find a major construction project in Africa right now that is not being orchestraed by the Chinese, which has enabled Beijing to leave their mark in some of the major cities in the continent.