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China pledges another US$60b to Africa as leaders meet in Beijing
submitted 10 months ago by useless_aether from scmp.com
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[–]exPFCwintergreen 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (1 child)
Am now reading a book by Paul Theroux who has lived in and travelled widely in Africa. According to him all the aid to Africa should stop since it creates even more problems for the continent and only serves to buy more Mercedes Benzes for a lucky few. He lived in Malawi in the late sixties, and says conditions are much worse now. Of course the Chinese have their own reasons and are not necessarily concerned with what is best for the people.
[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 10 months ago (0 children)
yes. and even what little aid trickles down through the fingers of the local warlords will just instill learned helplessness. statism needs masses depending on government handouts. in no case can we allow independent people. get em hooked!