African Colonialism 2.0 - China in Senegal

Posted 10:27 PM by JP in Labels: , , , , ,
Most people think of European exploitation when they see the words "African colonialism."

However, decades after independence for the former African colonies, China is moving into the economically-starved nations, buying up land, and shipping off the profits back to the motherland - with barely a cent going to the natives.

For example, take this documentary, "The Colony" about the Chinese migrants to Senegal, and the social and economic tensions caused as a result.

Chinese growth reliant on destroying local competition + destroyed local industry + Senegalese getting no piece of the Chinese economic growth = resentment and potential future ethnic violence.

And I'm sure anti-Chinese fervor in Africa will only increase in the coming years.

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