How did it come to be, that China, which is conducting genocide of Uyghur Muslims in East Turkestan appears like an angel to the Taliban? How reeducation camp of Uyghur Muslims, of denying
the right to pray, practice religion and forced by China into un-Islamic practices: nearly an assault on the Prophet’s way of life and Islam’s basic ideology, yet is viewed mildly by the Taliban. The same Taliban who broadcasts imposition of the
strictest Sharia law upon citizens of Afghanistan and murder them openly for violation of the same.
This paradoxical yet enigmatic alliance has a secret sinister cocktail ingredient
called Pakistan, the ever so available courtesan at the beck and call of Xi Jinping, to muster other available love interests in the region.
China Benevolent to Afghanistan, Africa,
Chinese Debt Trap is a good Scheme for the Corrupt
Essentially, China lends this money in
order to gain a strategic presence in these countries. In some cases, they take natural resources (rare minerals) as payment to fuel their growing industry. Once the countries default on these excessive interest rates, the trap closes and China starts making
demands (on behalf of supposedly private companies, who are essentially all state-owned).
As an example, Tonga took a loan in 2006 and defaulted on it in 2013 as the Chinese bank refused
to forgive the debt. At the time, the interest rates of that loan made up 44% of Tonga’s GDP. Read that again: Almost half the country’s income was used to repay the loan.
Zimbabwe, the Chinese were given coal mining claims in Hwange National Park, the biggest National Park in Zimbabwe. The public had to protest on social media until the mining licenses were suspended. Imagine destroying their Great Wall because you want to
mine something? This is what they wanted to do in Zimbabwe. Overall, the world has seen more exploitation than development. Recently in Africa, a Chinese national shot deads a local man for simply demanding the wages that he worked for.
The Chinese are causing harm to Africa due to the mindless ruling class with a huge appetite for stealing and getting bribed from China. Be it despots or the militia corroborators, they steal so much
money from the public like there is no tomorrow.
Doesn’t China like such a place to park its resources, to encash sometime later?
That is already happening in the South of America already. The lopsided nature of China-Latin America trade is also questioned because it has not been so beneficial in developmental quality. Commodity suppliers are doubtful at the
Chinese consumption for their raw material exports at such throwaway prices, and manufacturers complain of a flood of cheap Chinese imports that undermine their competitiveness.
a rat, right from El Salvador’s president announcing that China had agreed to “gigantic, non-refundable cooperation” with his country, investing an undisclosed amount, to the other shady deals like China’s deal to build a road across
the country in return for rights to “thousands of acres” of land bordering the road and “the ability to control the tolls on that road for the next 99 years.”
fleet of more than 300 Fishing Pirate Chinese-flagged ships had caused consternation among the governments of Ecuador and Peru in the last three years, when they have been caught fishing around their respective exclusive economic zones, and even
scaring off the local fishing boats. Behaving as a fishing mafia, they continued to fish in the Pacific Ocean around South America, and affected countries are helpless, due to their governments already bound by the shady Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
agreements and bribes.
China dumps its sub-standard military equipment to these countries, in return for bribes is known to all. In 2019, Venezuela was arm twisted to purchase Chinese-made
JY-27A long-range air defense radars. Beyond aircraft and radars, Venezuela has also acquired Chinese military ground vehicles, both for its Naval Infantry and its National Guard, including VN-4 armored personnel carriers.
Ecuador also fell into the trap, wherein Chinese MA-60 transport aircraft and Chinese CETC air defense radars became the subject of a legal dispute as the radars’ performance in aerial coverage did not meet the
Ecuadoran Air Force’s requirements.
It’s a known fact, that Chinese arms do not find favor even with its die-hard ally Pakistan, what is stopping the Chinese to pass off its military junk to Afghanistan, in lieu of gobbling up the mineral wealth of Afghanistan?
Infrastructure? for Whom?
Infrastructure projects are important but mainly serve Chinese companies. There is a highway
or a rail to and from a Chinese-owned mine with Chinese workers, but not much else. The world doesn’t see how poor Africans and now Afghanis shall gain from this.
is built by Chinese workers. Do they even transfer the knowledge to locals on how to maintain those?
there any vocational schools being opened in Africa by China to train locals to do the jobs or does China send in Chinese people?
No, they want a recurring debt, owed to them by the
The story is grim, as in these susceptible countries China is buying land from the government without the consent of the small farmers and shepherds who have been
using the land for millennia.
Worse shall be in store for Afghans, as there are Nil land ownership records, except for those who wield the gun.