Chinese President Hu Jintao ended his tour of four African nations this week, having promised to deepen ties with the continent.
A lot of chatter has surrounded China’s interests in Africa. Media have branded China’s role in Africa as an invasion or an era of neo-colonialism with ulterior motives of pillaging Africa’s raw materials. Rhetoric from Chinese and African leaders includes words like “friendship,” “partnership” and “brotherhood,” stressing a shared history and common experience.
This report was produced last summer when WorldFocus traveled to East Africa.
World Focus Radio Blog (Feb 18, 2009)
Vanguard Video (late 2008)