|China will own Africa within 10 years|
In the foreground, to the northwest, sits Kariakoo, a crowded slum where Chinese merchants flog refrigerators, air conditioners, mobile phones, and other cheap gadgets from narrow storefronts. To the south lies Tanzania’s new, state-of-the-art, 60,000-seat national sports stadium, funded by China and opened in February 2009 by President Hu Jintao.
“Statistics are hard to come by, but China is probably the biggest single investor in Africa,” said Martyn Davies, the director of the China Africa Network at the University of Pretoria. “They are the biggest builders of infrastructure. They are the biggest lenders to Africa, and China-Africa trade has just pushed past $100 billion annually.”
Davies calls the Chinese boom “a phenomenal success story for Africa,” and sees it continuing indefinitely. “Africa is the source of at least one-third of the world’s commodities”—commodities China will need, as its manufacturing economy continues to grow—“and once you’ve understood that, you understand China’s determination to build roads, ports, and railroads all over Africa.”
Black people in Africa love sports, with soccer the unofficial athletic competition of the continent. The Chinese are exploiting this love by building massive stadiums in African countries in exchange for land and rights to waterways and commodities, so that the Africans don't have to play soccer on dirt fields:
The Model Minority stand together in denouncing Black violence targeted at their community; perhaps the better class of white people will find it within themselves to muster the courage to do the same.
But this much is sure: Africa is now firmly in China's hands and a humanitarian crisis of unimaginable proportions awaits us all.