China's African Safari

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Donald H. Straszheim, vice chairman of Roth Capital Partners, a securities firm in Los Angeles, and Sebastian Junger, contributing writer to Vanity Fair and the author of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea and more recently A Death in Belmont, on China's influence in Africa's most volatile countries.


Sebastian Junger and Donald H. Straszheim

Comments [2]

Arik from NYC

China's profound influence throughout Africa is helped by the world's ignorance. Europe's status quo neo-colonialist relationship with Africa's corrupt leaders, which provides them with a steady allowance, along with the US inability to create nuanced and reciprocal economic relationships with the contintent. The US is most comfortable with the perception of Africa as a chaotic, hopeless disaster which is not completely the case... it is ignorance.

Jul. 03 2007 10:52 AM
hjs from NYC

maybe the usa and eu should reveiw our trade relationships with china

Jul. 03 2007 10:49 AM

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