• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 7 comments on China and Africa: A Love Story?

    1. I’ve witnessed myself a few of the positive changes the Chinese are bringing to Africa. In Liberia, they have been working on, and have almost completed, the highway between Monrovia and Buchanan that was destroyed in the 20 year civil conflict. They have built a new college campus for University of Liberia and are working on another for Grand Bassa Community College. With each project, their workers have been training Liberians in construction, heavy machinery and engineering. Projects like these have been implemented all around the continent.
      Though I’m still wary of China’s future role in Africa, they have managed to stay out of the politics of the region (at least publicly) and one can’t deny that they have brought many benefits. Economic imperialism? We’ll see. But it’s not like our hands (the US) are spotlessly clean when it comes to Africa. Just ask William Tubman, Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor where they got the money to exploit and suppress their own people. Hint: It wasn’t China.

  1. the chinese are great and as far as we are concerned true friends.we dont mind allowing them to exploit our resources because they improve our infrustructure and all other aspects of of our economy………as for the west…..we dislike them totally and they should get out of our lives.

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