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How China's Taking Over Africa and Why the West Should Be VERY Worried

How China's Taking Over Africa and Why the West Should Be VERY Worried

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The Colonization of Africa by the Chinese Communist Party
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How China's taking over Africa, and whythe West should be VERY worried
ByAndrew MaloneLast updated at 4:16 PM on 18th July 2008
Add to My Storieshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1036105/How-Chinas-taking-Africa-West-VERY-worried.html#On June 5, 1873, in a letter to The Times, Sir Francis Galton, the cousin of CharlesDarwin and a distinguished African explorer in his own right, outlined a daring (if bytoday's standards utterly offensive) new method to 'tame' and colonise what was thenknown as the Dark Continent.'My proposal is to make the encouragement of Chinese settlements of Africa a part of our national policy, in the belief that the Chinese immigrants would not only maintain their  position, but that they would multiply and their descendants supplant the inferior Negrorace,' wrote Galton.'I should expect that the African seaboard, now sparsely occupied by lazy, palaveringsavages, might in a few years be tenanted by industrious, order-loving Chinese, livingeither as a semidetached dependency of China, or else in perfect freedom under their ownlaw.'
EnlargeClose relations: Chinese President Hu Jintao accompanies Zimbabwe President RobertMugabe to a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in BeijingDespite an outcry in Parliament and heated debate in the august salons of the RoyalGeographic Society, Galton insisted that 'the history of the world tells the tale of thecontinual displacement of populations, each by a worthier successor, and humanity gainsthereby'.A controversial figure, Galton was also the pioneer of eugenics, the theory that was used by Hitler to try to fulfil his mad dreams of a German Master Race.Eventually, Galton's grand resettlement plans fizzled out because there were much moreexciting things going on in Africa.But that was more than 100 years ago, and with legendary explorers such as Livingstone,Speke and Burton still battling to find the source of the Nile - and new discoveries of exotic species of birds and animals featuring regularly on newspaper front pages - vastswathes of the continent had not even been 'discovered'.Yet Sir Francis Galton, it now appears, was ahead of his time. His vision is coming true -if not in the way he imagined. An astonishing invasion of Africa is now under way.In the greatest movement of people the world has ever seen, China is secretly working toturn the entire continent into a new colony.Reminiscent of the West's imperial push in the 18th and 19th centuries - but on a muchmore dramatic, determined scale - China's rulers believe Africa can become a 'satellite'state, solving its own problems of over-population and shortage of natural resources at astroke.
With little fanfare, a staggering 750,000 Chinese have settled in Africa over the pastdecade. More are on the way.The strategy has been carefully devised by officials in Beijing, where one expert hasestimated that China will eventually need to send 300 million people to Africa to solvethe problems of over-population and pollution.The plans appear on track. Across Africa, the red flag of China is flying. Lucrative dealsare being struck to buy its commodities - oil, platinum, gold and minerals. Newembassies and air routes are opening up. The continent's new Chinese elite can be seeneverywhere, shopping at their own expensive boutiques, driving Mercedes and BMWlimousines, sending their children to exclusive private schools.The pot-holed roads are cluttered with Chinese buses, taking people to markets filled withcheap Chinese goods. More than a thousand miles of new Chinese railroads arecrisscrossing the continent, carrying billions of tons of illegally-logged timber, diamondsand gold. New horizons? Mugabe has said: 'We must turn from the West and face the East'The trains are linked to ports dotted around the coast, waiting to carry the goods back toBeijing after unloading cargoes of cheap toys made in China.Confucius Institutes (state-funded Chinese 'cultural centres') have sprung up throughoutAfrica, as far afield as the tiny land-locked countries of Burundi and Rwanda, teaching baffled local people how to do business in Mandarin and Cantonese.Massive dams are being built, flooding nature reserves. The land is scarred with giantChinese mines, with 'slave' labourers paid less than £1 a day to extract ore and minerals.

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