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Old 04-26-2010, 06:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: China's future history in Africa

I read the same article. I'd bet the Chinese will make huge misteps for cultural reasons. Mainly, the Europeans, even at their most brutal and racist, had cultural beliefs about the value of understanding other cultures. The Chinese are fairly consistant about not seeing other cultures as either fully real or very important.

So I'll bet on the Chinese leaving a very bad taste in Africa's collective mouth. Less because of what they'll do, than how they do it.
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