Friday, April 22, 2011


The Chinese have been paying visits to Tunisia and Egypt. Deals are being done. (Website for this image)

What will happen to North Africa?

"Business is booming in Africa thanks mostly to the Chinese."

"In the past two years China has given more loans to poor, mainly African countries than the World Bank."

Chinese in Africa (Economist Blog, April 2011)

By the end of 2010 China had overtaken the US to become Africa’s largest trading partner.

(Africa set for five year China-led boom)

China is ready to increase its investments in Tunisa.

On 21 April 2011, Tunisia's Trade and Tourism Minister met China's deputy Trade Minister in Tunis.

Projects discussed include the building of a 6-star tourist complex and an industrial free-trade zone for the production of household electrical appliances to be marketed mainly in Europe.

A Chinese-Arab Co-operation Forum is be held in China in June 2011.

(China pledges to finance investment projects in Tunisia)

On 20 April 2011, a 40-member delegation of Chinese commerce officials and entrepreneurs, led by the Chinese Deputy Commerce Minister, ended a three-day visit to Cairo

Egypt and China discussed aid worth 9.2 million U.S. dollars.

There is to be technical and economic cooperation; there are to be training programs for government staff; there will be an attempt to expand trade.

The China Development Bank set up a representative office in Cairo in 2009.

1,100 Chinese firms are now registered in Egypt.

China, Egypt Vow to Cement Traditional Ties

China gives money to Africa, while the US drops bombs on Africa.

"Iraq was attacked because of oil, and Libya is also being attacked for its oil," said the overseas edition of China's People's Daily.

The Chinese seem more intelligent than the Yanks?



nina said...

China's been around a lot longer than the sandbox spoilers.

Did they give their people's jobs away, did their marketeers rip off the planet so the revenue ministry had less genuine coin to do good works? Make no mistake about it, while China is pursuing this unsustainable in the long run effort, this is the kind of healing partnership that will prevent genocides generated by abject penury.
As far as unsustainability, you know what will come of this. Things will happen, natural and unnatural. Terrible things. Unspeakable.

dublinmick said...

“Indeed, in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the first investigations into fission weapons in the United States, which eventually evolved into the massive Manhattan Project, and the laboratory from which Japan purchased its own cyclotron would become one of the major sites for weapons research.

However, the Japanese fission project did not formally begin until April 1941 when Yasuda acted on Prime Minister Hideki Tojo‘s order to investigate the possibilities of nuclear weapons. Yasuda passed the order down the chain of command to Okochi Masatoshi, director of the Riken Institute, who in turn passed it to Nishina, whose Nuclear Research Laboratory by 1941 had over 100 researchers.

However, on 10 November instructions were received from the US Secretary of War in Washington to destroy the cyclotrons at the Riken, Kyoto University, and Osaka University. This was done on 24 November; the Riken’s cyclotrons were taken apart and thrown into Tokyo Bay.

Former Atlanta Constitution reporter David Snell, an investigator with the 24th Criminal Investigation Detachment in Korea, authored a report for the International Military Tribunal of the Far East which stated that Hideki Tojo had planned to wage nuclear war if his scientists had been successful. According to Snell, the Japanese project staff had been captured by Russian troops at Konan only three days after they had almost completed a functioning atomic bomb.”

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