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Chinatown, Africa

Everyone’s somewhat of a nerd in their own right, be it computers, Creative Memories, or 17th century French poetry. I’m a business nerd. I enjoy reading business news, especially anything about international business and China’s international relations.

This 24-minute video clip is entitled “Chinatown, Africa.” Africa needs funds, but money from the West comes with many strings such as human rights and transparency. Enter China. The Middle Kingdom is in desperate need of raw materials and is willing to invest billions without any strings attached. Angola has become China’s biggest supplier of oil and Chinese workers have rebuilt much of Angola’s infrastructure after thirty years of war. In the meantime, Angola is ranked one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Is China’s investment benefiting third world countries or is it cause for concern?

Check it out: http://current.com/items/89565630/chinatown_africa.htm


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