Russian media said the intention of disrupting the U.S. intervene in China’s energy access in Africa
Data for: February 2010, Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Wei and troops during the exercise.
According to Russia’s “Independent Military Review” magazine reported on September 16, the recent invasion of western Libya, recognize independence of South Sudan and other African event that Sino-US competition for resources in Africa Running now in full swing. Libya, the United States provoked the first war, the future will incite other African countries “revolution” in an attempt to prevent China has been of vital energy, undermine China’s sustainable development.
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Russian media commentary said the Chinese as early as the late 1950s began to actively develop relations with African countries. Algeria against French colonial rule in the War of Independence broke out, China’s support and help the cause of national liberation. China in the early 1960s, Zaire and Angola has also greatly help the struggle for independence. It also sent thousands of doctors to Africa. China not only supplying weapons to African countries, also sent a doctor to treat the injured, and gradually won the friendship of African countries. It should be said that this policy was very successful. By supporting national liberation movements in Africa, China has gradually pushed the Soviet forces in the area. In 1991 the Soviet Union, the United States then to focus on Eastern Europe, the two superpowers lost the dominant position in Africa, China took the opportunity to firmly consolidated its position in Africa.
Russian media commentary said that in the 1990s, as China is concerned, the key to enter the goal is to get African mineral resources. By a large number of preferential loans, and do not attach any political conditions, and many African countries, China quickly established friendly relations. These countries in resource development in China has been rewarded. China also supplies some of the military in African countries to consolidate their economic status. China urgently needs energy resources, attaches great importance to oil and gas resource-rich African countries to develop close cooperative relations. Today, the strategic partner of China in Africa are some of the major oil producing countries such as Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Gabon and Algeria. China is also willing to African countries invested heavily in oil exploration areas. China in Africa is another important partner in Angola. 2004 On March 21, Japan signed an agreement between the two governments, China has decided to end the 27-year civil war reconstruction of Angola’s economy $ 2 billion in loans. September 2007 also provides a second batch of 20 billion dollars in loans. Similar loans, infrastructure-for-oil barter system, known as the “Angola formula.” This formula is then started in other countries. The fall of 2007 the Congo (DRC) signed a contract with China, Chinese investment $ 9.5 billion infrastructure aid. In short, China attaches great importance to access to African resources, except oil and gas, there are copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds, chromium, manganese, uranium, bauxite, rare earth, logs, etc.
Russian media commentary that the new century, China’s relations with African countries, a new development, access to a new level. Especially since 2003, to strengthen relations with Africa as China’s foreign policy priority of the unwritten. China into Africa has become a large part of the strategy, its purpose is to influence China’s power from the Asia-Pacific region into a global power. Cooperation with Africa is not only to China increased its military and economic power to consolidate their position in Africa, expanding the resources of China’s life space, but also for China’s rapidly developing industry found a new market. China provided generous loans to expand investment. If in 1995 the trade volume between China and Africa is only 60 billion dollars, then in 2010 had more than $ 130 billion. In addition, since 2000, China began eliminating the huge debt of African countries, and since 2006 has allowed some of Africa’s duty-free goods into the Chinese market. At the same time, Chinese universities also actively develop the African country’s technology and medical personnel, and provide them with scholarships.
Russian media commentary said, in recent years, China has planned to change tactics to expand in Africa, began to provide special loans to local infrastructure projects, replacing the more general lending. China’s new economic policy this is very beneficial to the African leaders, because new projects can be used to maintain the African leaders themselves in the domestic support rate. While local residents also have the opportunity to work to the site to get additional income and improve the lives of ordinary Africans, significantly enhance China’s “friendly angel” image. Of course, this new policy has also brought benefits to the Chinese. First, through reconstruction projects, has been critical of the Chinese economy African resources, then some of Africa’s sub-operations, but also able to arrange for migrant Chinese workers in Africa. Now the world’s only China and African countries is still substantial growth in GDP, which in fact means that China’s GDP doubled, as like to buy the entire African continent. In addition, China’s huge dollars to provide loans to African countries, but also to gradually get rid of the dollar and U.S. bonds, in exchange for a large number of oil and minerals. At present, China worried about their holdings of U.S. bonds in the future devaluation, so a lot of aid to Africa, is undoubtedly the most successful anti-crisis measures, can ensure greater benefits. Russian media also said China expressed to establish a military foothold in Africa will.
Russian media commentary said, apparently, the Chinese economy into the same time, African countries began to strengthen the military and political exchanges, U.S. politicians and commentators have expressed serious concerns. For Western criticism of China stated rightly counter. The Chinese side pointed out that the United States and Europe do not respect their past human rights in African countries, is now no right to accuse China. Chinese officials and the media stressed that Chinese aid in Africa, for infrastructure projects, create jobs, promote local economic and social development, it is practical to help the people of Africa, is only to grab the European colonists and American oil companies have never done. The reason why the West of China in Africa, there is so sensitive, mainly because Europe is losing Africa, but can not afford to save. Western companies as the former monopolist, can impose any conditions to the African leaders, including political demands, and now the West African country can ignore, turn to China for economic aid. In short, the battle in Africa, Europe and America is not ready in case of having a strong competitor, is now at a loss. In the current world economic crisis conditions, the Western countries are not able to provide substantial loans to Third World countries, China, Europe and the United States different, fully capable of providing substantial assistance to his country. Moreover, China is even ready to provide more loans to African countries, in order to win the hearts and minds of African people to overcome competitors in Europe and America. Moreover, the weakening of the West has often rejected the human rights issue as an excuse to aid the African multi-country, China is ready to provide financial support to any African country, and put aside any political and social conditions.
Russian media commentary that the battle in Africa, the Somali piracy problem is very sensitive. 2006-2007 rampant piracy, just in time for the 3rd China-Africa summit China is ready to actively expand presence in Africa, when, and obstruct the international community through joint fight against Somali pirates norms of international law is the United States and Britain, which is obviously not accidental. Because the activities of Somali pirates frequent the East African region, Africa, China is just the lifeline of oil transportation lines, conniving pirates obviously very favorable for U.S. and Britain to contain China. In fact over the years has been in the United States International Military Education and Training within the framework of training African soldiers, including Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon and the Central African Republic soldiers. If the United States in recent years in sub-Saharan African countries continue to reduce economic aid if the military aid has continued to increase. Because the United States could not now be dominated by the IMF and other international agencies to provide substantial assistance to Africa again, so the United States began to change strategy, is extremely encouraging, funding and support for separatist movements in African countries, providing arms and diplomatic support , prompting the U.S. Pentagon and State Department to seek other assistance and protection.
Russian media commentary that the United States by the Chinese is now a greater impact on African countries to “divide and rule” strategy, an attempt to fish in troubled waters. Of course, these tactics just enough to help the U.S. win in Africa, because the solid foundation already in China will not easily give up their place. Perhaps it was, therefore, was to incite the United States and other countries of the British and French military strikes Libya Gaddafi regime, which caused serious damage to China’s interests. Since the Western allies after the war, Libya, all of these projects have been suspended, the Chinese were forced to evacuate 30 000 experts, suffered heavy losses. No wonder a former Reagan administration Deputy Minister of Finance Roberts claimed that the action against Gaddafi is actually behind the West on China to start the war.
Russian media commentary said that although China’s economic and military strength has markedly increased, but questioned the ability of sustainable development, the main weakness is the lack of resources. China to invest heavily to African countries and actively develop friendly relations, apparently in order to obtain reliable supplies of energy. Recent series of incidents in North Africa, China will naturally be highly concerned about the Chinese media that China will not interfere in West Asia and North Africa country’s internal affairs, but that does not mean that China will do nothing. Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig once said, the rule of the United States is the world’s most important, Washington will not give up world domination. Now another five years China’s economy is likely to overtake the United States, this is absolutely not want to see in Washington, so they are now the main task is to obstruct China’s development at all costs, try to weaken China. As China’s dependence on energy is very large, so the U.S. has been doing everything possible to obstruct China’s access to their own lack of energy. If the United States cut off the success of China in Africa’s energy supply, so China may be forced to turn to Russia, after the United States will compete for how to develop, it is hard to predict. (Compiled: Shu-shan) ★