China Flexes Economic Muscle Throughout Burgeoning Africa, by Karby Leggett

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

In Africa, as in many other parts of the developing world, China is redrawing geopolitical alliances in ways that help propel China’s rise as a global superpower. China is courting other countries to support its plan to reassert political authority over Taiwan and seeking a counterweight against U.S. power in global bodies such as the United Nations. It’s also thinking long-term, cultivating desperately poor nations to serve as markets for its products decades down the road.
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Source: The Wall Street Journal